Category Archives: CIO Job

CIO job related duties and responsibilities with particular emphasis on those things that help more the role of the CIO from tactical to strategic in their organizations.

Seat At The Table Thinking

Getting that coveted seat at the table may depend more on how you think about things than anything else. The key to developing “seat at the table thinking” could be thought of as having an executive mindset. Now I am sure many … Continue reading

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Enough with the IT Cowboys, Firefighters and Heroes

When will we decide as a profession that we have had enough of the IT cowboys, firefighters and heroes? Isn’t it time for the sheriff to run every last IT cowboy out of town with orders to never show their face around … Continue reading

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Law of Diminishing Returns in IT

The law of diminishing returns may be one of the most important ‘laws’ for CIO’s to understand and apply in nearly every decision making situation. CIO’s often use a number of shorthand adaptations of the law of diminishing returns such as … Continue reading

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Big Data or Big Problems

Before you start planning for your big data requirements and asking for a big data budget, make sure what you think is big data isn’t really just big problems. That’s my best advise from a more enlightened perspective on how … Continue reading

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Where is Jerry Bishop

“Where is JerryBishop” is a great question and one I should have answered a long time ago to explain not posting regularly. The answer of course is that I am right here as I have been all along struggling to … Continue reading

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What Keeps Me Up At Night

“What keeps me up at night” is one of those cliches I often dismiss. I suppose it is because I have never really had any trouble sleeping at night in all my years of working in IT because of work related issues. … Continue reading

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Capacity Planning Maturity Pipe Dream

Capacity planning maturity seems like it must be a pipe dream for the majority of IT departments. Unlike other process maturity questions, when it comes to capacity planning process maturity, I am wondering if thinking in terms of levels even … Continue reading

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