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Missed Deadlines & Failed Strategies


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published November 18, 2011

When nothing happens, nothing will happen, writes Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

Strategic Planning and Other Delusions


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published October 21, 2011

By being connected to the annual budget process, most strategic planning exercises are doomed to fail, writes Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

How to Increase IT's Value to the Business


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published June 17, 2011

If you don't know the business you are not adding value, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

3 Steps to Effective Succession Planning


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published April 20, 2011

You have to give your successor some real responsibility, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

How to Say No to Your Boss


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published March 11, 2011

Believe or not, they want you to, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

Do You Think?


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published January 24, 2011
Giving yourself thinking time is critical to your effectiveness and career, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

When It's Time to Decide ... Decide


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published January 7, 2011
Are you implementing strategy or just studying it?, asks CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

Technology for Humans Should be Easy not Annoying


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published November 19, 2010
If you develop technology for people to use, make sure they can, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

Motivating IT Pros -- Without Using Money


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published September 17, 2010
When it comes to making your IT staff feel appreciated, money isn't everything. Learn how to make employees feel valued.

2 Approaches that Will Improve Your IT Leadership


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published August 20, 2010
Your job is your job description and dealing with all the crap getting in the way of your job description, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

5 Ways to Ensure Your IT Staff will be Unhappy


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published June 17, 2010
Humans work for more reasons than money (money's not even at the top of the list), writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

The Hard Truth about IT Staffing and ROI


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published May 21, 2010
Many in IT leadership still believe that investing in their people returns no hard ROI. They couldn't be more wrong, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

Is Your IT Leadership Responsive or Reactive?


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published April 16, 2010
Being reactive gets you nowhere when you in an IT leadership position, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

100 IT-Business Alignment Questions You Need to Ask


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published April 5, 2010
When it comes to IT-business alignment, know the right questions to ask is half the batter, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

Ready, Set, Stall - Is Your IT Strategy Getting Implemented?


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published March 19, 2010
When working with executive teams on implementing IT strategy, there are five major obstacles to overcome, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

IT Leadership - Are You the Smartest Person in the Room?


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published January 15, 2010
Leadership is tough, but, as your company's chief information officer, you have to listen and learn from others if you want to succeed, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzrello Group.

How to Build a High Performing Team


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published November 20, 2009
Making hard decisions is the only way to ensure everyone succeeds, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

The IT-Business Priority Mismatch


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published October 30, 2009
These findings from Gartner highlight what's missing from IT's conversation with the business, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

How to be More Relevant to the Business


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published September 18, 2009
Getting lost in IT may make you an effective CIO but it won't endear you to your business colleagues, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of The Azzarello Group.

How to Tell if Your ITO is a Service Organization


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published July 10, 2009
Do you practice customer care or is it just about cost control, wonders CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of The Azzarello Group.

Five Ways to Make the CFO Your BFF


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published April 24, 2009
By understanding the CFO, your IT organization will be seen in a whole new light, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

Mastering the Art of IT/Business Alignment


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published March 20, 2009
Whose job it is to bridge the gap between IT and the business? It's yours, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

Five Mentors Every CIO Needs


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published February 20, 2009
Highly successful people are successful because they get a lot of help, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

Don't Do Everything


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published November 21, 2008

Success comes from understanding what’s more important and what’s not, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

The Power of Weak Connections


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published October 17, 2008
Effective networking doesn’t have to involve a lot of work or time, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

How 'Technical' Do You Need To Be?


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published September 25, 2008
CIOs need to understand technology and people, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

IT Credibility Challenge #6: Stakeholder Relationships


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published May 27, 2008
It may the hardest thing you do as a CIO but relationship building is key to your success, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

IT Credibility Challenge #5: Your Budget


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published April 18, 2008
Tired of budget cuts? Get the business investing in IT by presenting your budget the right way, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

IT Credibility Challenge #4: Stop Thinking of Your Helpdesk as a Helpdesk


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published February 15, 2008
The vast majority of people in your company will form their entire impression of IT and of you based on their experience with your helpdesk, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

IT Credibility Challenge #3: Costs and Benefits Transparency


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published January 18, 2008
CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group offers up three sure fire ways of overcoming this challenge.

IT Credibility Challenge #2: Inconsistent View of IT's Performance


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published November 16, 2007
Bad news travels fast, good news barely travels at all, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

IT Credibility Challenge #1: Understanding


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published October 19, 2007
No one outside of IT really understands what you do, but that can change, writes CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.

How to Overcome IT's Credibility Challenges


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Patty Azzarello

| CIO Insights Article Published September 25, 2007
On top of everything else, most CIOs have to overcome IT’s credibility gap. Here’s a few tips on how from CIOUpdate columnist Patty Azzarello of the Azzarello Group.