Mike Blake is the CIO at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Like most CIOs, he’s comfortable talking about the technology side of his job. But he’s one of a handful of CIOs who is equally comfortable talking about the financial component of his role as a C-level corporate officer.
I studied numerous surveys, reports and white papers over the course of writing my book. One really stood out from the pack, and I want to share its findings with you.
Published in June 2011 by Avanade, its title is “Global Survey: Has Cloud Computing Matured?” and the content is based on a [...]
Bert Odinet is the Global CIO at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold. A Fortune 500 company, Freeport has operations in the North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Freeport is the world’s largest publicly traded producer of copper and molybdenum. And it’s the single largest taxpayer in Indonesia, where it owns the world’s [...]
The upside of free markets is that they typically bring out the best in everyone. The downside is that free markets are crowded with vendors who compete for your business. That’s good and bad for CIOs. The good part is that you have more choice and more leverage over pricing. The bad part [...]
Tod Nielsen is Co-President of Applications Platform at VMware, the global leader in virtualization technology. When I asked Tod to list the major challenges facing organizations as they move toward greater use of the cloud, his reply focused on people and processes – and not on technology. Here’s a summary of what he [...]
While we were collecting data for our new book, “On Top of the Cloud,” we asked several of our sources to list the due diligence questions every CIO should ask before moving an IT service into the cloud. The responses we received from Trae Chancellor were truly exceptional, and I wanted to share them with [...]
Martin Davis is the Executive Vice President and head of Technology Integration at Wells Fargo. Davis and his team are leading the complicated technology integration process required by the merger of Wells Fargo and Wachovia. The merger created a financial services organization with 70 million banking customers, $1.3 trillion in assets, 275,000 employees, 80 [...]
Dave Smoley is SVP and CIO at Flextronics, a Fortune Global 500 design, manufacture, distribution and after-market services company. Based in Singapore, Flextronics operates in 23 countries – it is truly a global enterprise.
Complexity can become a challenge for large companies. Smart companies strive for speed and simplicity whenever possible. That’s one [...]
Everyone, it seems, has their own view about the evolutionary stages of IT. It usually sounds something like this: First came the mainframe era, then the client-server era, then the PC era, then the Internet era, then the SOA era, then the cloud era …
But after speaking recently with Esat Sezer, I [...]
Becky Blalock is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Atlanta-based Southern Company. With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Southern Company is the premier energy provider in the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a [...]