Articles By 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

Change management: deciding whether to ‘push’ or ‘pull’

It is said that the only thing that's constant is change. Whether it is technology related or there is a crisis and processes have to change, it involves coming up with a change

Published on: March 25th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Will CIOs become dinosaurs?

It's hard to believe that it was over 30 years  ago the word CIO was first mentioned. And yes during this period, the leadership and value that CIOs contributed to  organizations has changed

Published on: March 20th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

BYOD is not just about mobile devices

Many CIOs dismiss the BYOD (bring your own device) trend as little more than hype. When asked, they give the security issues as a reason for not offering BYOD.  The so-called "hype" trend

Published on: March 6th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Top 10 CES gadgets you didn’t hear about

It's after 9:00 pm and my head is spinning from the great number of products I saw at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today. I'll list the top 10, which  I must

Published on: January 10th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Booth babes, tote bags, and the future: typical day at CES

Ready, set, go! It is the big day. The Consumer Electronics Show opens with over 3,000 vendors and more than 150,000 attendees. I was ready, arrived at the opening, with my trusty backpack,

Published on: January 9th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Questioning the ROI of ‘unveiled’ CES gadgets

Keep your hands free. It’s one of the first things I’ve learned at my first CES show, on my first day at the Las Vegas mega-conference while attending the "See It First at

Published on: January 8th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Will a retired CIO survive CES? Step 1: registration

Attending the Consumer Electronics Show- am I crazy or what? That is the question I have been asking myself.  With over 150,000 attendees expected and (according to the organizers) over 3,000 vendors, will

Published on: January 7th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie