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Established in 1987, CIO publishes content for chief information officers and other business executives. Its website, magazine, and other publications include

cio  Established in 1987, CIO publishes content for chief information officers and other business executives. Its website, magazine, and other publications include editorial, vendor, and user-generated content.

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CIO Playbook: Enterprise Telephony


Many changes brought about by advances in IP communication technology, growth of cloud-based services, among others, are transforming business telephony and affecting businesses both large and small. These changes can be seen as both challenges to deal with and opportunities to improve employee communications. Read up on a list of key drivers of change, along with some ideas about how to deal with and/or take advantage of them.

cio  Playbook: Enterprise Telephony Many changes brought about by advances in IP communication technology, growth of cloud-based services, among others, are transforming business telephony and affecting businesses both large and small. These changes can be seen as both challenges to deal with and opportunities to improve employee communications. Read up on a list of key drivers of change, along with some ideas about how to deal with and/or take advantage of them. Read More

The CMO-CIO Organizational Alignment Mandate


Chief information officer reporting relationships continue to be distanced from the strategy function. The marketing function is experiencing this same distancing from strategy. However, the two functions should be on the leading edge of strategy, rather than the receiving end.

cio  the CMO and the CIO may be more effective working together than separately. An Odd Association? The first thought that the title of this article may bring to mind is what an unusual pairing—the CMO and the CIO? The next logical association would be to recognize the need for CMOs to justify or otherwise rationalize their function's spending and their dependence on IT systems (the CIO) to support such an effort. Although it is true that CMOs are under considerable budget scrutiny, the thrust of this Read More

From CIO to CEO?


The step from Chief Information Officer to Chief Executive Officer seems like it should be simple, but few manage to take it. Sure you’ve managed a budget, engaged in strategic planning, and saved the company a bundle of money. Experience like that just gets you in the game – your ace-in-the-hole is something you didn’t train for.

cio  CIO to CEO? From CIO to CEO? Featured Author - Peter Meyer - December 11, 2000 Introduction Why don't CIOs become CEO? The step from Chief Information Officer to Chief Executive Officer seems like it should be simple - one little initial. Shouldn't information, one of the most important assets of any organization, be the key to success and promotion? To many, it makes sense that a good CIO should become CEO. Does that happen? A quick search of the Fortune 1000 will show what many CIOs know Read More

CIO Test for Enterprise Agility


Find out how to assess your company's ability to change and how to improve it in the Forrester report Assess Your Enterprise Agility.

cio  Test for Enterprise Agility The pace of change in the marketplace is constantly accelerating. Can your company keep up—with rapid changes to your strategies, operations, and products—in order to remain competitive? Find out how to assess your company's ability to change—and how to improve it—in the Forrester report Assess Your Enterprise Agility . You'll learn the approaches to change that work—and those that don't the two basic types of changes, and how to handle them how to measure and Read More

Application Erosion: Eating Away at Your Hard Earned Value


Application erosion starts the day you turn on any new system, and it continues constantly. To prevent it, you need a plan. If you suffer from it today, you need a plan to regain the value you once had.

cio   they just forgot. The CIO group reported that many user requests for enhancements end up with a look under option 7 reply with the requesting user saying, Oh yea, I forgot about that. Staff turnover also impacts value. Unless a company decides to have a formal training program for incoming users, the existing users train new users. Even with the best intent, the existing users teach only 70 to 80 percent of what they know. That means the first generation's 100 percent of knowledge goes to 70 to 80 Read More

Before You Buy: What Every CIO Needs to Know about Search Solutions


Every day, the average employee may create 20 to 30 new documents. Even e-mail messages can contain business-critical information, such as a prospect’s phone number or an estimate of a competitor’s market share. The challenge for decision makers is finding the best information the company has, whether created internally or brought in from outside. Get a straightforward roadmap for selecting an enterprise search solution.

cio  You Buy: What Every CIO Needs to Know about Search Solutions Every day, the average employee may create 20 to 30 new documents. Even e-mail messages can contain business-critical information, such as a prospect’s phone number or an estimate of a competitor’s market share. The challenge for decision makers is finding the best information the company has, whether created internally or brought in from outside. Get a straightforward roadmap for selecting an enterprise search solution. Read More

The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance?


After a company has decided to keep an existing ERP system, the next decision is how long should they continue to pay the vendor for maintenance.

cio  the hot line. One CIO commented, I am not impressed with the quality of the answers we get, I think we know more about the system than they do. The majority of the group concurred with this comment. Fixes The vendor fixes bugs as part of the maintenance agreement. The fact that the system is old means that bugs are relatively rare. The code is stable and any one company is not changing the way they are using the product that much. Although the group saw value in bug fixes, the low volume of bugs made Read More

The Empires Strike Back - Part II: The Likes Of IBM, EDS, And CSC In E-Business


In the past year the traditional consulting houses have executed major initiatives to counter the challenges of the pure play and fringe market invaders. Being big doesn't mean being slow, as these Behemoths have demonstrated – once they tuned in to the new market realities.

cio  A higher focus on CIO driven solutions rather than board level strategic issues differentiates IBM from the pact. IBM is the CIO's pragmatist in this sense. Creation of IBM National Testing Center, Gaithersburg, Maryland for proactive site testing in terms of scalability, human factors engineering, reliability, tuning, etc. Several regional centers have also been created to provide service. The main focus is of course mostly IBM technologies and platforms such as IBM Enterprise Storage Server, AS/400, Read More

Enterprise Performance Management: Financial Excellence and Beyond


Financial performance management—often categorized as one aspect of enterprise performance management—can help chief financial officers (CFOs) maximize their companies’ profitability, protect against non-compliance, and optimize efficiency by ensuring delivery of information when it is needed, in context. Learn more about a solution that can help you adapt to rapid business change and predict future financial performance.

cio  organization, such as the CIO and business users. CIOs are usually responsible for the integrity of the information delivered to the CFO and for the viability and security of the IT infrastructure that drives value to all aspects of the business, including finance. The CFO's Role in Transition Over the past several years, the new pressures and challenges faced by the finance organization are causing executives to make significant shifts in their focus and priorities. CFOs are transitioning rapidly from a Read More