CIO Matters: Expert IT advice on technology management strategies

Get expert IT advice from our columnists on the technology management strategies that matter to you.

CIO Matters is our weekly column covering all of the hottest topics in enterprise IT. Penned by the writers and editors of SearchCIO.com and SearchCIO-Midmarket.com, these columns focus on technology management strategies that really matter to CIOs, blending expert IT advice and analysis with personal observations culled from their decades spent covering the IT and business industry.

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CIO Matters: Expert IT advice from Executive Editor Linda Tucci

Linda TucciLinda Tucci

Linda Tucci is executive editor for SearchCIO.com and SearchCIO-Midmarket.com. She covers CIO strategies for business intelligence, big data, offshoring, mobile computing and social media. She also writes frequently about the CIO role and CIO careers. Learn more about Tucci here, and read her expert IT advice below in her latest CIO Matters columns. To contact Tucci, email ltucci@techtarget.com.

'Tis the season for IT self-service
Chatter about big data reveals IT self-service can be a gift for CIOs. Take command and control but keep the buffet open.

Clay Christensen warns CIOs that smart managers are doomed to fail
Disruptive innovation theorist Clay Christensen warns CIOs to be skeptical of time-honored business tenets.

CIO Matters: Expert IT advice from Editorial Director Christina Torode

Christina TorodeChristina Torode

Christina Torode is editorial director of SearchCIO.com, SearchCIO-Midmarket.com and SearchCompliance.com. A high-tech journalist for more than a decade, she has covered a variety of beats, from virtualization, security and networking to telcos and the channel. Learn more about Torode here, and read her expert IT advice below in her latest CIO Matters columns. To contact Torode, email her at ctorode@techtarget.com.

The leadership qualities of a CIO veteran
Jim Noble, the former CIO at AOL, GM and BP, shares three leadership qualities that lead to business success.

The CIO position: Why you need to eat your own dog food
When it comes to the CIO position, the want ads have yet to catch up with the skill set du jour.

CIO Matters: Expert IT advice from Editorial Director Scot Petersen

Scot PetersenScot Petersen

Scot Petersen is the former editorial director for TechTarget's CIO/IT Strategy Media Group, overseeing SearchCIO.com, SearchCIO-Midmarket.com and SearchCompliance.com. He has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and is a past editor of eWeek magazine. Learn more about Petersen here, and read his expert IT advice below in his latest CIO Matters columns. To contact Petersen, email spetersen@techtarget.com.

A longtime student of IT's top leader asks, 'What is a CIO?'
What is a CIO? After years of observation, Petersen knows what a CIO is not and gets close to a definition that holds up today.

Information technology costs must consider the human factor
Despite the emphasis on products and services, information technology costs are still mostly human, new survey data shows.

CIO Matters: Expert IT advice from Senior Site Editor Wendy Schuchart

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart

Wendy Schuchart is senior site editor for SearchCIO-Midmarket.com. Before joining TechTarget, she was a technology and process analyst at The Nielsen Co., and a section editor for Network Computing and Secure Enterprise magazines. Learn more about Schuchart here, and read her expert IT advice below in her latest CIO Matters columns. To contact Schuchart, email wschuchart@techtarget.com.

Offshore IT outsourcing: Economy, not ethics, is big question for CIOs
While some shops are quietly bringing IT back home, CIOs must ask if offshore IT outsourcing is still a good idea.

In-house talent: Innovation management is at risk from outsourcing
When considering the cost of outsourcing, CIOs must balance their innovation management with in-house talent.