Leading CIOs share the decisions that they'd still like to take back. Check out their lessons learned from mistakes on costs, culture, career path, and more.
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Doug Haugh, Mansfield Oil CIO: We waited to launch our startup in 1999 instead of 1998. What a difference a year would have made! We had an actual working web application in 1998 that we coded in ColdFusion. While others were raising tens of millions of dollars with PowerPoint presentations, we had something real with live customers testing it for us. It was a big mistake to wait. Now I believe: Go with your gut; be bold; be optimistic; don't listen to naysayers. This is all advice you hear often but don't truly understand until you find out what a year of indecision can cost you.
SaaS As Innovation Driver?Software as a service is the clear No. 1 way enterprises consume cloud. InformationWeek's SaaS Innovation Survey reveals three tips to get the most from SaaS: Make it a popularity contest. Have an escape plan. And remember that identity is the new perimeter.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?