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The withering away of the CIO

The withering away of the CIO

In the recent past, the broadband waves have been flooded with speculations of the possible demise of the CIO as a role. In this blog, we examine this phenomenon. In Part 3, Chapter 2, of Anti-Dühring, Friedrich Engels says, “The interference of...

SMAC – A new technology direction for NGOs

Introduction Let us examine how NGOs can use the convergence of Social media, Mobile technologies, Analytics tools and Cloud computing – known as the SMAC stack, to become more agile and more focused to the business at hand, more responsive to the needs of...

Skill /Learning 1 – Friendship vs. Work Relationship

This post can also be heard   In this post we look at one very important lesson that I have learned as a manager: Friendship and work relationship should be kept separate; you may need to make uncomfortable staffing calls. In my previous job I had a person...

Learning from your previous (and current!) job

As a person who has worked as a CIO for a large international organisation, I will use the CIO’s role as an example and take a few issues that I have faced, some mistakes that I have committed and some successes that I have had and talk about what I have learned...