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CIO Wisdom: Best Practices from Silicon Valley's Leading IT Experts by Dean Lane

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Chapter 12. IT Infrastructure Management and Execution

by Joe Feliu

Joe Feliu notes that the life of the CIO is anything but predictable. Here's a brief example:

It was a quiet Thursday morning as I was checking my stock portfolio on Yahoo! and calculating my early retirement date. I had worked hard over the first few months as CIO, launching several key strategic initiatives—becoming a business partner with the influential few who lead the company, developing a strategic vision/mission for IT, and embarking on the “vital few” projects that would make the company successful in the marketplace. I admit it, I was feeling pretty good about the likelihood that our IT team would have a positive impact on the business and on our customers. ...

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