Stories by Paul Ingevaldson

Retiring CIO offers 10 tips for surviving -- and prospering -- in the IT jungle.

Dear Colleagues: I've been in IT for 40 years, and I plan to retire at the end of this year. Yes, I'm retiring as the CIO, and I'm not being downsized, forcibly replaced or fired. I've been at my current company, Ace Hardware for 25 years. That's a long time in this day and age of the portable CIO. In fact, reported December 22 that the average CIO tenure is 18 to 36 months.

Alignment is a team effort

The IT press is full of articles on aligning IT with the strategy of the commpany. The questions abound: "How do we align our projects with corporate priorities?" "How do we know we're working on the right projects?" "Why doesn't management feel good about IT?"