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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Compared to their peers who got a hike, these Indian CIOs are doing the right things but aren’t getting paid for it.
A recent report from the Security for Business Innovation Council (SBIC) states that technology and security teams can work independently and still ensure minimal risks within their organizations.
According to CIO India’s Mid-Year Review 2014, increase in IT spend, focus on strategic and customer impact, and business readiness to clear IT projects, are three factors that Indian CIOs say will enable business growth.
Crowdsourcing is gaining traction in the IT industry and is applauded for its advantages, but it can be secure too with a managed and private crowd.
The solution helps defend against known intrusions, protection from unknown attacks and guard against advanced persistent threats.
According to the CIO Mid-Year Review 2014, Indian CIOs are troubled by the paucity of skills in emerging technologies like cloud computing, mobility, BI and analytics.
An overwhelming 78.1 percent CIOs stated that they would spend more than the previous year on security management and planning in the current year.
Despite lapses in data security, corporate executives of Asian companies are not blaming their own IT departments, an Economist survey reveals.
While everyone talks about social, mobile, analytics, and cloud, our focus is to weave new technologies into the next generation business strategies, says Sudhir Kanvinde, CIO, IL&FS.
According to CIO Mid-Year Survey 2014, Indian CIOs are placing big bets on the SMAC stack to stay ahead of the curve.
A big chunk of buyers for IBM’s SoftLayer SaaS offerings comes from Line of Business, signaling a change in SaaS buyers in enterprises.
Mindtree, with its ‘I Got Garbage’ initiative, aims to integrate rag pickers into the main stream economy and help channelize proper waste disposal.
As the enterprise IT trends of mobility, analytics, and cloud computing gain steam, they mark a significant change in the role of a CIO.
IT leaders need to understand that today users have a greater influence on IT strategy and that organizations need to frame policies around creating digital workplaces, says a Gartner report.
Rajesh Batra, CIO, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, talks about the challenges and remedies that come along with the data generated by hospitals.