New Interface for the CIO Library

Recently, we implemented a new interface to the CIO Reference Library. It presents all categories on a page and allows the user to explore references in each – order and sort them. You can also search references by title and other keywords.

Here are some screen shots

This makes finding the right reference easy – or so we hope 🙂  Please let me know if it does. Always looking for constructive feedback to make this community work for you.

CIO Wiki is on Mediawiki

CIO Wiki was ported over to the Mediawiki platform a few months back. It was running in parallel to test out the platform. This week, we have cut-over to production.

Mediawiki is the preeminent Wiki platform with a great function and feature set but more importantly, a massive ecosystem. The decision to port over to the platform was a no-brainer. The issue we faced was the amount of work required and the chance of disruption because of the fundamentally different architectures of the two platforms. Well, to cut a long story short, we took the plunge a few months back and cautiously proceeded to the point we are at – on Mediawiki  🙂

What is CIO Wiki?

CIO Wiki is a management dictionary, glossary, and encyclopedia built from the ground up for senior IT practitioners.

With ~3,000+ articles it is well on its way of becoming the go to source for definitions and explanations of concepts critical to CIO 3.0.

Why another Wiki?

Truth be told, Wikipedia is a great source of knowledge and information on a lot of topics. An excellent resource that is a treasure for all. However, it lacks depth in IT Management. More disturbingly, it promotes and propagates established views of things driven by source rather than value of the information presented – irreverence has relevance; the small guy often says more of value. You get my point  😉

We felt that the hired-hand written click-bate that passes for IT Management Wiki today just needed to be replaced with a practitioner driven one. So, we stepped in and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

How is CIO Wiki Different?

We are practitioner driven. We curate the most relevant content into an article. We do DEEP on every topic.

We curate content from around the web based upon our understanding of a topic. Sure, the big names have their chance but so do the little websites that do not make it to the top of SERPs.

As a token of our appreciation, we prominently display and give links back to the source without the “nofollow” directive – purest link-juice in the SEO world.

Why is the CIO Wiki closed to Contributors?

To prevent SPAM – we want to devote as much energy as possible to the content. So, each ounce taken playing detective takes away from evaluating and presenting good content. CIO Wiki will remain closed to contributors for the foreseeable future.

How Can I Contribute?

If you want to send us feedback or suggest topics or content, please contact us.

What Next?

We are adding topics and content daily. Please stay tuned.

As always, I appreciate your feedback so please keep it coming. You know how to reach me 🙂

CIO Minute is in production now!

CIO Minute enters production today! We have been beta testing features for a while now. Hope you find it helpful in your journey!

What is CIO Minute?

CIO Minute curates news, blogs, articles, research, case studies, etc. from around the web. The focus is on providing insights invaluable to a business-technology leader aka CIO 3.0.

What sources are aggregated?

The sources are handpicked marquee names in business and technology management and leadership. This is a live list i.e. we add sources as they are discovered. Here are a few examples:

  1. Harvard Business Review
  2. [email protected]
  3. MIT Technology Review
  4. Innovation Management
  5. CIO Insight Magazine

The service is open and automated but edited.

How do I access CIO Minute?

CIO Minute articles are included in the CIO community activity feed and on the CIO Minute Page

How to suggest a source?

Please drop us a line. Please make sure that this source provides knowledge and insight of use to a CIO 3.0 – our focus is on business leadership!

Please make sure to include the following:

  • Name of the source
  • Website of the source
  • RSS feed URL of the source

Yes, you can submit your own blog or website to this mix. We will link the posts to your user profile so they appear under your name. There is NO charge to be included.

What comes next?

We will be adding events soon.


We hope you will find CIO Minute helpful in your journey!


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!

Hope you have all had a great start to this year and wishing you smooth sailing ahead.

Hope you are enjoying the new portal. We are almost there with our migration – kinks being ironed out but the list is shrinking so that is a great sign  🙂

Please note that sensitive account information (subscription and payment information) has not been transferred so please contact us for any changes. Appreciate your patience and hope everything will be transferred shortly.

This year, events are an area of focus for us starting with a series on IT Strategy. In this multi part series, we will discuss the ins and outs of creating a strategic plan for IT. Details to follow shortly – keep an eye on the calendar.

As always, I appreciate your questions, comments, and suggestions so please keep them coming.

Look forward to being a part of your journey forward!

Beta testing enters phase two

Today, our portal migration entered its second phase – we are now completely ported over from the old portal to the new one. All aspects of functionality and usability are being tested in production to make sure everything works. This phase will last for about a month till cut-over on January 14th.

A few things to note:

  • Membership Privileges: All accounts with privileges have been ported over so
    • Login with your existing credentials (username and password)
    • Your membership privileges are the same as on the old portal
  • Subscriptions: Have not been ported over till security has been thoroughly tested. Please contact us to manage your subscriptions. After cut-over, your order, payments, subscriptions etc. will be accessed through the my account page as usual.
  • CIO Toolkit is not CIO Reference Library

A couple of annoyances have been introduced to tighten security:

  • Multiple Login Attempts: You are allowed four (4) login attempts after which your account will be temporarily locked out for four (4) hours. This prevents brute force attacks which as you know are very common
  • Strong Passwords Required: You will have to change to a strong(er) password. Again, to ensure your accounts security
  • Password Expiration: Our current policy of passwords expiring after 90 days will continue. After cut-over, it will change to 30 days. I know, it is annoying but this one thing prevent a lot of grief down the road (for all concerned 😉 )!

If you are not caught up on what changed, please take a look here – this is a completely new portal with functionality we are sure our membership will LOVE!

As always, if you need assistance, please contact us.

Looking forward to engaging with all of you – drop me a line using our new messaging system!

Bon Voyage!

Off to the races!

So, it happened! We launched our beta site today. Really excited to receive feedback so please let me know!

We have been struggling with usability on our portal. The new site (hopefully!) is designed from the ground up to make the portal easy to navigate:

  • An easy to use interface – like you are used to on other social media platforms
  • Integrates all key features – social networking, content management, learning management, events, jobs… – into one coherent interface
  • Hosted on blazing fast cloud infrastructure with infinite scalability (well  🙂 )
  • Standards based architecture for virtually limitless extensibility

Ok, so you get the excitement. I hope you try is out to validate the exuberance.

Please note that the “old” portal will remain fully functional till January 14th, 2019 so should you face difficulty here, feel free to go to that portal. We prefer that you contact us, though. Wait, there is a new Group that you can use to get support!

The details of what changed can be found here.

Bon Voyage!

Hello world!

Welcome to Cioindex!

As a member, you can post your views or create a whole blog. Your posts have a worldwide audience – we stopped counting at 125 countries  🙂

How do I post?

Only members can post. Please login to add a blog post. (this link is visible from the top navigation menu).

Note: Please add categories and tags to your post so they are easily found.

Who is allowed to post?

ONLY Cioindex members can create blogs on the CIO Portal.

Who reads my posts?

All posts are public so all visitors to the CIO Portal have access to them. Inside the community, your posts appear on the community activity stream for all to read. A worldwide audience across 125+ countries.

However, you can restrict your posts by selecting the “user level” field in the post – please scroll down on the “add post” page. There is an option to prevent the post from appearing in the community feed as well – please check the “hide from feed” box.

Is there a charge to post?

ONLY Cioindex members can create blogs on the CIO Portal.

How do I delete a post?

Please contact us to delete a post.

Are my posts moderated?

No, we do not moderate posts. However, we reserve the right to take down posts for any reason or no reason. As a general rule, use professional language and stay away from material whose sole purpose is commercial product or service promotion. On CIO-Index, you are the brand ambassador and your thought and expression are your advertisement.

I have questions!

Please feel free to contact us.