Breaking bad news to stakeholders

Breaking bad news to stakeholders

8 steps to breaking bad news to difficult project stakeholders There is no easy way to deliver bad news to anyone, especially difficult project stakeholders. Cushion the blow with clear open transparent PM communication. Bad news is inevitable at some point during a...
Website Hacking on the increase

Website Hacking on the increase

Here are the top 6 ways websites get hacked, according to Google Google recently noted that it had seen a 32% rise in hacked website over 2016. Here are the most common tactics it found. In 2016, the number of hacked websites rose by 32%, according to a blog from...
Dual paths of the CIO Role

Dual paths of the CIO Role

Why do we spend so much time scrutinising the role of the CIO? Much of the reason is probably as a result of the pace of technology change With every major computing paradigm that comes along driven by vendor marketing departments, CEOs tend to worry when their...
Customer Service Effort

Customer Service Effort

Great Customer Service Requires Very Little Effort Why the Financial Service Industry Needs to Simplify Every Customer Interaction In the early 1990’s I remember reading the following story in the IT press: McConnell got so fed up with not being able to talk to a...
Global Employers choose consultants

Global Employers choose consultants

Over 70% of global employers now use contractors to help fill IT skills shortages A new report found that 40% of US businesses now have a hybrid workforce of permanent and contract IT employees to fill talent shortages and fast-changing technical skill needs. If...
Whos running corporate tech strategy

Whos running corporate tech strategy

Gartner’s views on who will be running corporate technology CIOs are fully aware they need to change in order to succeed in the digital business, 75% of IT executives say that they need to change their leadership style over the next three years In August 2013...
The CIO becomes the Chameleon In Chief

The CIO becomes the Chameleon In Chief

We are seeing a high volume of discussion on the expectations of the CIO and the need to change tactics The two-speed CIO just isn’t going to cut it – tech chiefs need to be able to respond to changing environments and requirements more quickly than ever....
CISO moves to the top

CISO moves to the top

The CISO moves from the basement to the boardroom A growing threat landscape has changed the role of the chief information security officer in the past decade. Here’s why this position and its evolution are vital in the modern enterprise. “With the recent ransom...