Life is certainly getting more complicated with regards to the demands of increased security in an environment where people are demanding more openness and the tools that we have are encouraging collaboration.
In many organisations, Procurement take the lead in negotiating contracts. Sometimes in their effort to reduce the price/cost down to the absolute minimum they often sacrifice the very reason why IT chose a particular supplier.
One of the talents that doesn’t fall naturally to IT people, that of ‘selling a solution’ to the business. Like a great meat pie, it contains lots of good and worthy content. The issues are understood, the solutions are solid and they are immensely ‘doable’. But…and there is a but, depending on the audience, this great strategy may not have the impact that the CIO wants it to have.
What motivates a group of highly experienced IT professionals to put together a 2 day conference for 200+ IT Leaders at the tail end of a recession? It comes back to our motivation for CIO Connect. We just want to help IT Leaders to be more successful and to contribute to their own organisation’s success. That’s because many of us are IT Leaders and we know just how tough it can be. 8 July 2010