Articles By Kim Nash

Winning new business — a top priority for IT leaders this year

You thought you knew what business-IT alignment was. But fighting the dark forces of recession has really taught the lesson. To some of you, anyway. At a truly aligned company, all cylinders firing,

Published on: January 4th, 2010 Kim Nash

25 per cent of CIOs sacked for poor performance

Perhaps we can't retire the old saw that "CIO" stands for "career is over" just yet. Nearly one in four CIOs gets let go for poor performance, according to a new survey by

Published on: April 20th, 2009 Kim Nash

Blockbuster using smart technology to boost business, woo new customers

Action! Adventure! Thrills! Spills! The high-stakes drama of fixing the money-losing Blockbuster movie rental company has it all, except a happy ending yet. Can the duo of CEO Jim Keyes and CIO Keith

Published on: February 26th, 2009 Kim Nash

Technology smarts save millions for LaFarge and The Gap

Cost cutting in information technology looms over many corporate IT groups now, in these tough economic times. We're here to help by profiling tactical projects you can execute in a few weeks to

Published on: August 1st, 2008 Kim Nash

Money matters – this year’s top-tier CIOs and what they make

We in technology have gotten pretty good at assessing the financial value of projects, but not so much at figuring out what a CIO is worth. Or, if not worth, at least what

Published on: July 4th, 2008 Kim Nash

Secrets of great mentors – and how you can emulate them

Lance Wilson traces a 17-year history of mentoring in his life, as both a mentor and a mentee. From each one of those relationships, he says, he carries a treasured lesson. One of

Published on: June 5th, 2008 Kim Nash

How to use mentoring to build a stronger team

Lance Wilson traces a 17-year history of mentoring in his life, as both a mentor and a mentee. From each one of those relationships, he says, he carries a treasured lesson. One of

Published on: May 5th, 2008 Kim Nash

Why many executives think so poorly of their IT groups

Odds are you've been at your present company a while, and in IT longer than that. Why do you think corporate executives hold a low view of the technology departments in their own

Published on: March 25th, 2008 Kim Nash

Toy recall tests Mattel IT

Mattel Inc., the US$5.7 billion toy company, this week issued its third product recall, this time of 848,000 Barbie accessories and Fisher-Price toddler toys that could contain lead paint.Mattel's second recall for lead

Published on: September 8th, 2007 Kim Nash