Author: IPG Team

Now I am not a betting man and I am not defending Tom Waterhouse, but I was very interested to watch the public backlash against bookmaker Tom Waterhouse’s recent campaign to introduce his gambling services to TV sport. When his...

This is a question that frequently raised its head during my tenure as a CIO. Almost as frequently as: does CIO stand for ‘Career is Over?’ There are certainly examples in which CIOs have risen to the rank of CEO. Generally...

“You can’t always get what you want.” The famous words from the Rolling Stones ring true when organisations acquire packaged solutions “off the shelf”. Here is an analysis of what happens when an organisation has a legacy system it wants to...

  The Reflective CIO - So you still want to be a CIO? Welcome back! I figured it was about time to follow up on my original blog. Last time I discussed six time-tested observations I have made over fifteen years as...

All organisations are looking for ways to improve their performance. Private sector firms are striving to beat the competition by providing more value to the customer at the lowest possible cost. Government departments and not-for-profit organisations are under pressure to...

Big Data – the technology challenge for our age, or part of the ongoing development of the art of management?  You get a strong technology push if you listen to the messages coming from the ICT vendor, enterprise software and...

In management discussions, we often talk about culture and how important a strong, vibrant culture is to the success of an organisation.  I have been thinking about this lately, particularly after coming across a business where the culture was lacking...

I was asked not long ago what kept me awake at night as a CIO. This is a great question, but an even more important question is, what helps me have a peaceful sleep. I can recall all of those times...