Disaster recovery and business continuity plans can never be thorough enough, and should never take a back seat, says CIO Dan Morreale, describing the strange event that resulted in a recent downtime.
In an earlier essay, I wrote about how a great relationship between a vendor and a CIO is like a Tango. It is an association in which there is dependence, alliance, consanguinity and passion toward coordinated goals. Shortly after that blog, I received a note from a (vendor) friend asking how best to develop that […]
One of the most perplexing challenges I faced as a CIO was defining and managing relationships with vendors. As a young CIO — or, perhaps better to say — as a new CIO, it was really easy to fall into the trap of creating an atonalistic relationship. I would rant and yell, and occasionally, I […]
I woke from a deep sleep in the early hours of the morning with a start. I made a mistake. Not that being wrong was a new and alien concept to me, but the question that crawled out of the fogs of sleep, was terrible and appalling. I was chagrined at my stupidity, and whispered […]
It’s funny how seemingly incongruous events can converge and bring about an “aha” experience. You know aha experiences. Those funny little brain burps when synapses cascade and create new meaning, solve problems and lead, if we are lucky, to new ideas and solutions. We all have them. Individuals that have a lot of them are […]