BYOD and Your CEO

What’s small, shiny and keeps CIOs up at night? The CEO’s personal devices. CEOs are like every other employee. They love tablets, smart phones and apps. The glaring difference is that the CEO’s personal devices put the company at much greater risk than the gadgets of virtually all other employees combined. CIOs must  include chief […] MORE

May 10, 2012

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Social Collaboration vs. Quiet Contemplation

Roughly 20-30% of the population is acknowledged introverts and it’s no secret that IT has its fair share. One of the more famous is Steve Wozniak who dreamt up the first Apple computer in solitude. It’s highly unlikely that this quantum leap of imagination that changed the world would have bubbled to the surface in […] MORE

April 12, 2012

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Whiteboard Culture: An Organizational Competitive Advantage?

Guest post by Sachal Lakhavani Does your organization have a whiteboard culture?  When faced with complex problems or collaborating with people with different perspectives, do the people in your organization draw to communicate in a dynamic and visual way, or do they rely solely on verbal explanations and static Powerpoint slides? I recently attended a […] MORE

April 03, 2012

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We Need More Demos

TED is an unbelievable place to step back from the day-to-day and dream big.  As I described in my first TED 2012 post this week, this place puts me in a great frame of mind to find meaning in just about any subject or point of view.  Speakers all throughout the week have helped me […] MORE

March 01, 2012

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The CIO Through the Eyes of the CFO

Guest post by Phil Garland I had the opportunity to have lunch with 8 chief financial officers in Denver last week.  Our conversation started with why the CFO should care about IT and what they need to know about technology. Our discussion quickly got to the topic of the roles of the CIO in this […] MORE

January 13, 2012

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Sustainability: A Million-Dollar Opportunity for the CIO

The CIO is in a great position to lead sustainability initiatives at a corporation. Why? Because like information technology, corporations must weave sustainability into the fabric of the enterprise to generate the opportunities that companies like The Dow Chemical Company, SAP and Intel have orchestrated. Their successes are featured in: “Sustainability: Moving from Compliance to […] MORE

December 14, 2011

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Time is Running Out for the CIO to Lead on Social Media

Setting my clocks back this weekend for Daylight Savings Time got me thinking about how some CIOs are at risk of getting left behind on social media. The current situation reminds me of what transpired at the dawn of e-Commerce back in the mid-90s. CIOs were dragging their feet on e-Commerce rollouts so the sales and […] MORE

November 07, 2011

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The Ultimate High Performing Teams

Last week was a big one for me and for Diamond.  It marked the beginning of a new chapter for both as we joined forces with PwC.  Much remains to be seen as with any new adventure, but it promises to be a high performing combination for our clients. The week was filled with events […] MORE

November 08, 2010

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Closing the Expectations Gap

Guest Post by Louie Ehrlich, President Chevron Information Technology Company, and CIO, Chevron Corp. Note: This is the second in a series, check out part 1 first – The Journey of a Business Strategist CIO In my last post, I mentioned that the third step in moving towards the “business strategist” CIO is elevating the […] MORE

October 25, 2010

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Does Your Business Have a Decision Making Model?

Larry Dignan (@ldignan), ZDNets Editor in Chief, recently referenced a post written by my friend Vinnie Mirchandani at Deal Architect.  In it, Vinnie makes several interesting assertions about the effectiveness of analytics in the enterprise.  For example, he thinks that many companies can’t or don’t want to deal with the truth in the data because […] MORE

October 15, 2010

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