In IT for the Long Term

Baker, Sharon
August 2007
TechDecisions;Aug2007, Vol. 9 Issue 8, p37
The article features Russ Bostick, executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of Conseco Inc. He has helped companies select the right technology and align it with their business strategies. He says one of the most difficult parts of the job of a CIO is helping people see the long-term horizon and trying to estimate that with policyholder and distributor expectations.


Related Articles

  • SELLING UMBRELLAS IN THE RAIN. IACOVELLI, DEAN // Public CIO;Feb2011, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p26 

    The author offers advice on how to establish the value of information technology (IT) to government executives. He notes that his success in his tenure as former chief security adviser of Microsoft to state and local governments lies in his ability to leverage problems and change conversations,...

  • Tech-Savvy Suites. Crosman, Penny // Bank Technology News;Feb2012, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p5 

    The article presents information on the changing perception of chief information officers (CIOs) as a valued member of the executive suite. It is suggested that the smartest move that a chief executive officer (CEO) can make technologywise, is to appoint or promote a CIO to the highest level in...

  • ClOs Fall Into the New Alignment Trap.  // CIO Insight;Dec2004 Special Issue, Issue 48, p22 

    The article informs that alignment of information technology (IT), as will remain the No. 1 priority for chief information officers (CIOs), and it's become an important, and growing, priority for business executives, too. But CIOs think it's just a maintenance problem now; nearly all feel...

  • reader.  // Government Technology;Nov2011, Vol. 24 Issue 11, p8 

    Several online news service updates are presented which include the most read stories online, the top-tweeted stories, and the expanding influence of chief information officers (CIOs).

  • Innovation Without Excess. TAYLOR, PAUL W. // Public CIO;Feb2011, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p50 

    The article focuses on the importance of innovation to public chief information officers (CIOs) in the U.S. amid lean times. It mentions that time, effort and funds have been spent on the creation of high technology solutions to resolve problems that require a simple solution. CIOs are urged to...

  • Leading from the front or digging in the trenches: which describes you best? Blosch, Marcus // Computer Weekly;3/16/2004, p38 

    Senior information technology (IT) personnel within organisations are now falling into three distinct groups, each with its own unique environment. In the middle are the majority of today's chief information officers (CIOs). They are defined as competitors, skilled tightrope-walkers, balancing...

  • Irish CIOs' Influence on Technology Innovation and IT-Business Alignment. Enns, Harvey G.; McDonagh, Joseph J. // Communications of the Association for Information Systems;2012, Vol. 30, p1 

    Technology is the driving force behind many of today's new products, services, and cost-cutting measures. However, there are gaps in our understanding about how technological innovation is fostered and nurtured in organizations. Part of the answer is to examine how Chief Information Officers...

  • Richard Rowson.  // IT Training;Jun2003, p57 

    This article presents career profile of Richard Rowson, chief information officer of Qjump. At 25, Rowson is already one of the Great Britain youngest, but most experienced, information technology directors. When he was studying for an electrical engineering degree, he signed up to a graduate...

  • Not the Hot Topic. T.W. // Edutech Report;Feb2004, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p4 

    Focuses on the responsibilities of chief information officers (CIO). Lack of basic skills and knowledge in the information technology (IT) user communities; Ways by which a CIO can help improve productivity in the IT sector; Challenges encountered by CIO people in terms of dealing with IT problems.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics