Nov 242010

In my discussions with my RedZone CIO clients and the CIO Executive Series members, I am increasingly hearing CIOs are under the gun to adapt quickly to new business application technology. I have been commenting on this issue and highlighting CIOs who are breaking stereotypes.

A couple days ago I found a tweet referencing a post on Forbes’ CIO Central blog titled, Why The CIO Role Is Under Fire. Nearly 2,000 people have viewed this post and I think it is a must read for our members. In today’s fast paced world of technology, CIOs need to adapt to remain relevant. In the post, the author stresses that the bottom line for a CIO’s success is “adopting a next generation point of view.”

FYI: Every CIO should take a quick look at this slide share called Myth-Busting the CIO Archetype. The slide show busts seven myths about the role of the CIO and btw, was prepared by two CIOs.

Nov 162010

Don’t miss Part 2 of my discussion with Alan Ropes, COO of CastleGarde. Alan talks about the importance of having a Business Continuity Plan (BCP). Alan also shares his insights about the role of the CIO in Disaster Recovery planning.

Thank you Alan for your sharing your expertise with the CIOES group! Email or tweet me with your comments.

Nov 122010

I have noticed during our most recent Virtual Roundtables, evaluating the business benefits of Cloud seems to be on most of the IT executives’ minds. The economic benefits of Cloud seem to be driving more and more organizations to seriously look at Cloud solutions for their businesses.

According to a report by The 451 Group, the cloud computing marketplace will grow to $16.7 billion by 2013 an increase of 24% from 2010.

Microsoft recently released a November white paper called The Economics of the Cloud. Microsoft makes the case that the Cloud revolution will transform the IT industry. In the white paper, Microsoft states that IT is shifting from client/server to the Cloud. This is a must read for all IT professionals.