Many companies try one of a couple tactics. It is easy to promote somebody from within who has proven loyal, or hire from the outside a person with great aspirations, but limited experience. A Virtual CIO might be the best option.
Simply, when a trend is hot, everybody wants a front row seat on the bandwagon. Technology is almost as bad these days. Has anybody seen a cloud-based product lately? How about BI for the masses?
On Wednesday morning, I and most of the world woke up to a big surprise: Donald Trump had become the next president of the United States. Why were the pundits, analysts, and pollsters so wrong about predicting the outcome?
You are 3 weeks from a critical product release and a key manager is hit by a bus (odds are about 1 in 13,000,000). Can the product be released successfully and on schedule?