Allen Bernard is a freelance technology journalist, editor and business writer with 18 years of experience covering cloud, IoT, cyber security, networking, and many other tech topics.
On this past Friday I had the good fortune of spending the afternoon at a big local CIO event called TechTomorrow hosted by TechColumbus. Of the 350 or so attendees, it appeared that most of them stayed for the afternoon's main session: the CIO Value Forum.
People with talent often make the rest of us believe that being a great artist is "easy". Of course, what most people don't think about is the years and years of hard work and dedication that goes into a seemingly effortless performance. Nor, more importantly, do they care.
Defining the value IT brings to an organization is never easy. But it's up to the CIO to make sure the enablement IT brings to its constituency is heard loud and clear in the board room.