Tag Archives: Metrics

Forbes The CIO’s First 100 Days Series: Doug Tracy

The CIO’s First 100 Days: Doug Tracy
Doug Tracy, CIO of CSC, discusses the keys to success during the first 100 days of leading a successful IT transformation.

Forbes Business CIO Series: Jamie Miller, SVP & CIO of General Electric

Jamie Miller, SVP & CIO of General Electric
Jamie Miller discusses with Peter High her background and rise to the role of SVP and CIO of GE and her priorities during the first 100 days of her tenure.

Managing Through Metrics: The Other Sides of SMART, Executive Summary

When designing a metrics framework isn’t enough
Chris Davis suggests how leaders can extend beyond just writing SMART goals to successfully manage and drive behavior through metrics.

Forbes CIO-plus Series: Chris Laping, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

CIO and SVP of Business Transformation- a leader of change management
In an installment of the CIO-Plus Series in Peter High’s Forbes Technovation column, Chris Laping, SVP of Business Transformation and CIO of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers talks about how to be a change agent from the perch of IT leader.

Successful Chief Information Officers Speak the Language of Business: Finance, article in Forbes

Peter High writes about the importance of financial competence for IT
In the first article of his “Technovation” column for ´╗┐Forbes´╗┐, Peter High speaks with Marriott CIO Bruce Hoffmeister and Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby about the importance of IT leaders being able to article value through financial terms- a language everyone in the business can understand.

McKesson’s Randy Spratt: Where IT Nirvana Meets Business Nirvana, article in CIO Insight

Peter High Discusses the Secrets to Managing the Growth vs. Cost Control Pendulum with the Innovative IT leader of a $112 Billion Health Company
In this one-on-one Q&A, Randy Spratt, McKesson Corporation’s CIO and CTO tells Peter High: “In my mind, business Nirvana is top-line growth. IT Nirvana is making everything the same, efficient, secure, leveraging economies of scale. In this scenario, IT controls things to a greater extent. In [too] many organizations, there is a pendulum that swings between these two scenarios, between Business Nirvana and IT Nirvana, never quite reaching either side before the momentum shifts in the other direction.”

Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs, Webinar with GoToAssist Corporate of Citrix Online

Peter High leads a webinar on developing World Class IT departments for Citrix Online
Discover the techniques you can use to transform your IT department and develop into a truly world-class company.

Out of Alignment

Hugging the business too closely can squeeze the lifeblood out of IT
Much has been written about the need for information technology departments to align with the business units within their companies. IT should understand the company’s strategic direction, so the thinking goes, and develop solutions to meet those needs. This trend led many IT departments to develop a return on investment (ROI) analysis for each project.