Stories by Minda Zetlin

Why IT needs to drive the risk conversation

It's a familiar complaint: Executives from a business department learn about a new, often cloud-based product and they want to try it. Only they can't, because IT has decreed that this wonderful new product creates too much risk. The frustrated business execs gripe that IT is standing in the way of progress. As one business executive said, IT is "where dreams go to die."

IT: Don't let the CEO wonder what you do all day

If there's no catastrophic system failure or major software deployment to work on, CEOs might wonder what IT does all day. Here's how to make sure your contributions aren't undervalued when things go smoothly.

6 ways CIOs can make peace with CMOs

It seemed so straightforward. The marketers at Genworth Financial Wealth Management wanted to launch a new project and hired an outside consultant to help. Three months into the contract, the consultant requested some data about Genworth's project plans. But when Genworth's marketers twice tried to upload the data, nothing happened. So they called the company's tech support for help--the first time they'd alerted IT to what they'd considered a pure marketing project.

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