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Managing a Growing IT Department

Can any of you imagine being the CIO of a growing IT department? Maybe you imagine it to be the land of endless candy, rainbows, and pastel glitter. A land where there are no IT budget cuts or hassles getting an additional FTE. Funny … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Improving IT Value Realization

Improving IT value realization is clearly top of mind for many executives these days. Sadly, IT value realization is more of a focus among CEO’s and CFO’s than it appears it is for CIO’s. The reasons I am hearing for the interest … Continue reading

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Hire Slow to Achieve Excellence

Hire Slow is absolutely the single most important strategy to achieving excellence. That is because excellence starts and end with the people you hire and the team that you build. Therefore, hire slow is the first part of an overall staffing strategy … Continue reading

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Fire Fast: Fixing Bad Hiring Decisions

Hire slow, fire fast is both a strategy and an encouragement for fixing bad hiring decisions. Fire fast should also be taken as permission to use firing more often than other approaches to fixing bad hiring decisions. Fire fast not only applies … Continue reading

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IT Skills Inventory Starts With Your IT Staffing Model

Before investing a ton of time in an extensive IT skills inventory and the maintenance nightmare of keeping a individual IT skills matrix up to date, think about starting with a simple IT staffing model. That was the approach I … Continue reading

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IT Staffing Ratios Benchmarks

IT staffing ratios benchmarks should be checked each year against your own IT staffing ratios to be sure you still match up with current IT staffing trends. As important as it is to check industry specific IT staffing ratios benchmarks, … Continue reading

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Higher Ed CIO Social Networking Collaboration

Questions on CIO social networking is addressed by one of the Four Questions on CIO’s answered by the analysis of the 2011 CIO Listserv on “Are CIO’s Collaborating as a Community?” With the recent upgrades to the EDUCAUSE website and … Continue reading

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