Category Archives: FierceCIO

IT And The Changing Nature of Business Urgency

[My post in FierceCIO, April 27, 2015]

There was a time when IT responsiveness was measured in business days for certain requests, and in hours for more “business critical,” truly urgent tasks, in which the business were at risk. For most IT departments, almost every request today comes as urgent or top priority. Why is this?  Read more…


CIO Survival Skills For Today’s IT Transformation

[My interview in FierceCIO, October 27, 2014]

From David Weldon’s article in FierceCIO:
A recent study concluded that CIOs today are living in a period of unprecedented change and challenge. That doesn’t make victory easy, when the goal line keeps moving on the field.

To get a better sense of this transformation, FierceCIO spoke with Azmi Jafarey, CIO of software company Ipswitch, about how his role in IT has changed, what is driving the evolution and where he sees the greatest challenges ahead.  Read more…

[Also referenced in Fierce CIO, November 3, 2104, CIOs: Focus on emerging tech to keep business, customers happy]