The Complicated Relationship Between CIOs and CSOs

How can CIOs and CSOs work together better? What has made CIO-CSO relationships work in situations you’ve observed? In order for the CIO and CSO to have an effective working relationship, they must have clear boundaries of responsibility. Typically what works best is for the CSO to define the proper level of security, the CIO…

The Complicated Relationship Between CIOs and CSOs

By Jack Rosenberger In the wake of the news that Target’s profit fell more than 40 percent during the fourth quarter of 2013, due in large part to a data breach that affected up to 110 million customers, CIO Insight interviewed Eric Cole, a SANS Institute Faculty Fellow and the head of SANS’s Cyber Defense…

Who’s Responsible for Building a Digital Business?

By Larry Bonfante It’s impossible to not notice that the way we do business today has changed dramatically from how we conducted business just a few years ago. Whether your company directly engages consumers in a B2C model or whether you are engaged with other businesses on the value chain in a B2B model, much…

New-Gen IT Requiring CIOs to Think More Like CFOs

By Chris Preimesberger DEL MAR, Calif. — Nobody likes to talk about the danger of their jobs evolving into something they do not like, least of all highly compensated enterprise C-suite executives. But a group of Fortune 500 CIOs did just that several days ago. The occasion was the second, and possibly annual, The Wall…

New-Gen IT Requiring CIOs to Think More Like CFOs

“It’s really incumbent upon CIOs to step it up a notch,” Gelsinger told the audience of fellow and former CIOs at the summit. “They really have to. IT systems are morphing into new entities that involve CMOs, in addition to CIOs and CTOs. The democratization of IT, thanks to the cloud and mobile devices, is…

The Importance of Consistent Management

At a time when the cost of doing business has taken a harder hit than many other periods in recent history, one of the greatest challenges I believe is faced by most corporate leaders – if not all – is the ability to remain focused and true to the vision of an organization while surviving…

Investing in an Executive Dashboard?

I’m not alone, I suspect, in continuously seeing applications for the old adage – “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” In preparing for this column on executive dashboards I have to admit that it came resoundingly to mind again. With growing attention to IT delivering value to its business and organizations,…

‘Go Opposite’ to Solve Your Toughest Challenges, Part I

From managing the exploding volume of data to keeping the network secure to taking a high-level strategic role at the C-level table, CIOs live in a complex and intense environment. Therefore, when challenges appear, overcoming them quickly is key for long-term success. But part of the challenge about challenges is knowing how to do that….

The CIO’s Role Morphs Yet Again

The CIO role continues to morph in the face of changing economic and technological pressures. The good news is that the CIO’s new role surpasses the initial goal of winning a seat at the table with the other C-suite players. Unfortunately, that’s also the bad news. “Never has the pressure been higher for the CIO…

State CIOs Fighting Budget Battles with Technology

State and local agencies are under constant pressure to provide high-quality services to citizens while managing budget reductions. While some economic indicators are improving, agency budgets are not forecasted to recover in the short term. According to an August survey by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), The 2010 State CIO Survey:…