Why SAM?

Why SAM?

Of all the ITIL processes, IT Asset Management (ITAM) might be the most challenging and most misunderstood. It certainly is the one everyone would like to ignore. It is hard. I’ve heard asset management compared to starting a program to improve your health. Though...
Bridging the Generational Gap

Bridging the Generational Gap

Last year about this time, I went in search of a local web designer to help me make a few adjustments to my corporate website. With that, my working relationship with Lauren Medelberg, a young, very bright, and high energy Millennial was born.    Over the year, we...
Why do you want to be a CIO?

Why do you want to be a CIO?

In my work with senior IT leaders aspiring to be a CIO, the most common question I ask is, “Why do you want to be a CIO?”  What drives anyone to want to be a CIO. Wanting the title is sometimes the reason. The title alone won’t sustain you through the pressures. Some...
20 Questions to Evaluate Your Team’s Alignment

20 Questions to Evaluate Your Team’s Alignment

Despite vast resources exclaiming the ease of building effective teams, leading and engaging teams remains a significant challenge in most workplaces. The added distraction of mobile devices and multi-tasking habits adds to the challenge. The following are 20...
Why aren’t there more women CTO’s?

Why aren’t there more women CTO’s?

Today’s conversation is inspired by a reader who posed a question that I’ve been asking myself for over 40 years – “Why aren’t there more women CTO’s?” Her very valid question provokes a broader question as well – “Why aren’t there more women in IT?”   The...