6 Secrets of Successful CIOsAdded 25th Nov 2011
We are now six.
Six is a funny age. Six is neither here nor there. It isn’t five, which is a great number for lists (and also when most businesses are likely to fail). It isn’t seven, an important number thanks to the seven-year itch and Seven Years
Six is neither here or there. In fact, the Brazilians have two different words for six: seis and meia, which is a short for meia duzia or half dozen, a reminder that six is nothing but stepping stone, a halfway house.
But being meia duzia also a reminder that having spent six years with you, we have twice the road—and more—to look forward together. So, in fact, six is both here and there: A reminder of the past, and of the future.
Six is both here and there. Our sixt year milestone reminds us that for six whole years, we’ve had you backing us. You’ve shared secrets with us you wouldn’t tell your closest friends, like your salaries. You’ve told us your greatest aspirations and challenges, and only sometimes off-the-record. And more times than we can count, you’ve shown us the way ahead.
As a small token of our gratitude, we’ve put together our biggest cover story to date: A 35-page package, broken down into three sections—with six stories each.
And we did it with the help of 66 CIOs.
Why did we choose 66? Not because it’s 6 twice over. But because 66 resembles an open quote; the start of a conversation; a reminder to ourselves that this is a conversation we never want to close.
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Kotak Mahindra Bank creates a Facebook app that allows users to send money to friends while on Facebook—without needing to know their account number.
Integration of legacy systems discourages Indian firms from adopting new tech. Top CIOs share their views.
Bharat Goenka, Co-founder and MD of Tally, shares why the company is one of the biggest success stories in the Indian software product space.
For a CCOO, there is already a shift from being a house-keeper to managing customer experience as a holistic strategy, says Kamal Bajwa, chief customer operations officer at Tata Sky.
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospitals is leveraging modern IT systems for its patients, staff, and doctors to ensure patient safety by cutting down manual intervention to a minimum.
Sharat Sinha, VP, APAC, Palo Alto Networks on a India visit spoke about why India Inc. is warming up to the company’s next gen firewall pitch.
Informatica World Tour 2014 is all about the essential role of data in shaping our businesses and lives.
To further the cause of IOT in India, Prateek Pashine, head- Enterprise Business, Tata Teleservices throws light on what IoT is and how its sensors work.
Connected TV is becoming a mainstream concept–and both, consumers and the industry, are aware of the impact it will have on the future of television in India, says Jutla, CTO, Tata Elxsi.
During his recent visit to India, Alan Perkins, former Rackspace Asia Pacific CTO, shared his thoughts on the future of OpenStack, new generation cloud computing technologies and responded to a recent statement by a Gartner analyst that made light of OpenStack.
Analytics and Mobility solutions to monitor water distribution and prevent water loss from leakages.
Adrian Jones, President, Asia Pacific & Japan, Symantec, on why the company still remains a titanic force in the fast-changing security world.
Microsoft estimates that server migration will take at least 200 days and application migration may take more than 300 days.
By setting up a new data centre, which is also the 44th overall, Tata Communications is set to take its service capabilities to a whole new level. This new facility is sure to cement the company’s position as a leader in the ICT market.
Heading an enterprise’s IT means answering thousands of questions every day. From business impacting decisions like how much to charge a customer for a service, to in-house daily process hold ups like whether to deny or approve an insurance claim. CIO Magazine, in association with Airtel, hosted a roundtable to discuss with CIOs and IT heads from various industries to discuss the latest thinking around managed IT services and how do they think it potentially benefits their IT.