Articles By Catherine Aczel Boivie

Avoid IT project cost overruns with responsible Board oversight

Everyone has read about the failure of large, multi-million dollar IT projects. Yet no one considers that it might just happen to their own business. Typically, the need for these projects is linked

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

6 big risks of big data for Boards to consider

There is not a day when big data isn't mentioned in the news as a differentiator or an issue for organizations. But what does that mean for the very top level of company

Published on: August 8th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

How to present to the company Board in a way that matters

Having been a CIO for more than 20 years and on Boards for the past 10, I have seen both sides and experienced many hits and misses in my interactions with boards. There

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

My 90-year-old father is attending the conference he founded 52 years ago

My Dad is turning 90 this year. Other than his short-term memory, all is well with him. But when he decided to travel to Innsbruck, Austria to attend the International Symposium on Functional Equations

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Yes Virginia, you can resell software licenses but only in Europe!

It's just after Christmas and with the holiday spirit in mind, I want to let that "software" Santa is alive and well but only in Europe! So what's this about? Many organizations have

Published on: January 14th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

7 smart watches from CES 2014

While I was down at CES 2014 last week, I spent a lot of time looking at smart watches. In addition to showing the date and time, these watches also alert the wearer

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Smart home technology on display at CES booths

According to my Nike Fuelband, I walked over 10,000 steps today at the Consumer Electronics Show. I saw a lot of TVs - some curved, others bendable, all showing amazing colors. The biggest

Published on: January 9th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

A CIO’s return to CES – I must be crazy

I'm attending the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas where over 3,000 exhibitors, and 150,000 attendees from 150 different countries are expected. That's a lot of attendees for a trade show

Published on: January 6th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Yes Virginia, you can resell software licenses – but only in Europe!

It's just before Christmas and with the holiday spirit in mind, I want to let you know that "Software" Santa is alive and well - but only in Europe! So what's this about?

Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Three major themes to remember from Gartner Symposium 2013

I'm back home! It's been over 48 hours since I even saw a Gartner analyst, let alone hear them give a prediction or presentation. Often when I go to these types of conferences,

Published on: October 15th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Negotiating with vendors: is it an oxymoron

Greetings from the Gartner Symposium, a gathering of over 9,000 senior IT executives and CIOs. There were several sessions on vendor negotiations as well as the ITExpo where close to 300 vendors were

Published on: October 11th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Highlights, soundbites, and Schmidt-bites from Gartner Symposium 2013

My Tuesday report from the Gartner Symposium conference (held in humid Orlando) is a bit late. I usually get my blog ready in the evening, but yesterday evening Gartner reserved one of the Disney theme

Published on: October 9th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Gartner Symposium opens by heralding age of Chief Digital Officer

I'm at the Gartner Symposium conference in Orlando where it is raining as I write this. What is the Gartner Symposium? It is advertised as THE technology conference to attend for CIOs and

Published on: October 8th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Dos and don’ts of project management: part 2

In my previous blog on project management, I talked about project planning. In this blog I will be talking about managing risks and dependencies. In order to deliver a project on time, it

Published on: April 15th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Dos and don’ts of project management: part 1

In one of my previous blogs I talked about how to get a project approved. In this blog I'll talk about best practices in managing a project. You'll notice there is lots of

Published on: April 5th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie