Five Blogs CIOs Should Read

At CIOZone we're fortunate to have a top tier group of bloggers covering the topics and issues that matter most to IT professionals.

But when we're not reading the blogs posted by our own members, we do have a group of favorite IT bloggers that we like to check in on. They range from CIOs in challenging fields to big thinkers and IT futurists.

Here are five blogs CIOs may want to add to their own favorite list.


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Five Blogs CIOs Should Read

Life As a Healthcare CIO

Blogger: John Halamka

Halamka is CIO of CareGroup Health system as well as CIO and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School. He's also a practicing emergency physician.

Why You Should Read It:

The description of his blog says it all:
"Every day I experience life in the world of healthcare IT, supporting 3,000 doctors, 18,000 faculty, and 3 million patients. In this blog I record my experiences with infrastructure, applications, policies, management, and governance as well as muse on such topics such as reducing our carbon footprint, standardizing data in healthcare, and living life to its fullest."

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Five Blogs CIOs Should Read


Blogger: Linda Cureton

Linda Cureton is CIO of the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland

Why You Should Read It:

This is one place where being a CIO really is rocket science. Cureton's blog is engaging and revealing. Describing a recent setback, she talked about how she was preparing her troops to pick up the battle. Recalling watching the movie "300" she states: "Yeah, this blog's for me … and the 108 brave Spartan men and women who work in Goddard Space Flight Center's IT and Communications Directorate. Today, we prepare for glory."

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Five Blogs CIOs Should Read

Department of the Navy CIO Blog

Blogger: Robert Carey

Carey is responsible for developing policies, plans, architectures, standards and guidance for the entire Department of the Navy

Why You Should Read It:

The military has unique IT challenges and requirements and in his blog Carey shares some of those insights. A recent post discussed the value of social networking tools in the military.

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Rough Type

Blogger: Nicholas Carr

Carr is a former executive editor at the Harvard Business Review and best known for his controversial article: Does IT Matter?

Why You Should Read IT:

Carr probably has an equal number of fans and detractors in the IT community, largely as a result of his book which questioned whether technology really gave companies a lasting advantage. No matter where you stand on the love or hate front, his ideas make you think about and question the role of IT.

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Five Blogs CIOs Should Read

The Next Big Thing

Blogger: Tom Davenport

Davenport holds the President's Chair in IT and management at Babson College and is author of several best selling IT management books including Competing on Analytics.

Why You Should Read It:

Want a glimpse into what may be the next killer app? Davenport's blog may be just the place you'll find it. More importantly, he has a keen insight into how technologies are changing the way we live and work.

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