How to successfully strike out on your own as an IT consultant

As companies continue to cut costs, consolidate staffs and eviscerate executive salaries, more and more senior-level IT professionals are eyeing corporate exits - or being shown them against their will. For many such

Published on: February 19th, 2009 Julia King

Generation Y Finds its Place in IT

Approximately 69 per cent of the more than 1,000 people surveyed in Freedom to Compute: The Empowerment of Generation Y said they regard themselves as highly proficient computer users. This was particularly true

Published on: February 1st, 2009 Shane Schick

How to dress for a job interview – tips from CIOs

IT professionals aren't known for their fashion sense, they of the uninspired polo shirt and khaki persuasion. When they do dress up, they tend toward the brown suit à la Dwight Schrute. Who

Published on: January 5th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

What makes a person a top IT leader?

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results, as Albert Einstein mused, then CIO Viji Murali, 52, is the picture of mental health. She's also known

Published on: December 9th, 2008 Julia King

Five questions to ask before going with SaaS

Not surprisingly, SaaS vendors have decided there's no time like the present to make a full court sales press. In a down economy with slashed IT budgets, when there's no tolerance for 18-month

Published on: October 29th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Plan IT right and you will succeed – Part 2

Read Part 1 of this story: click here. We ask them: What are you measured on? What affects your business? We're getting more two-way communication going. Contrary to popular belief, a CIO doesn't

Published on: October 14th, 2008 Stephanie Overby

How IT leaders can plan for business success

Oh, it must be nice to be the CIO of a FedEx or a GE or a Credit Suisse. Places where IT and the business are so tightly aligned you can barely tell

Published on: October 10th, 2008 Stephanie Overby

How IT can boost business value and the bottom line

While some CEOs recognize the expanding role that the IT organization must play as a partner in creating new value, there are too many companies where the view of IT as a non-strategic

Published on: October 7th, 2008 Carrie Mathews

Charting a CIO’s path to the top

As business priorities change and evolve, so do enterprise expectations of the CIO and IT organization. According to the 2008 Gartner Survey of CIOs, enterprises expect to invest proportionally more in distinctive technology

Published on: September 17th, 2008 Andrew Rowsell-Jones

How to make the “information explosion” work for you

CIO Jeff Saper drives a hybrid car, favors service providers that use alternative energy and has launched many green IT initiatives at his strategic communications firm, Robinson Lerer & Montgomery LLC in New

Published on: August 28th, 2008 Mary Brandel

Nine behaviours that could wreck an IT manager’s career

As CIO you hold one of the most important executive positions in your company. And, to lead successfully, you must earn the respect of both the business and your information technology organization. But

Published on: August 12th, 2008 Mike Gualtieri

A new career opportunity for CIOs

I have always found the phrase "IT and the business" to be ironic. "And" typically connotes connection and unity, yet in this context, it is a divider. IT, this phrase suggests, may work

Published on: August 7th, 2008 Martha Heller

Six ways to ensure your IT budget doesn’t bomb

Given the murky economic outlook, budgetary efficiency is an increasingly important part of every IT leader's job. In fact, according to "The State of Enterprise IT Budgets: 2008," a March report from Gartner

Published on: July 22nd, 2008 Mary K. Pratt

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