I know this is a tech forum, but wanted suggestions from IT professionals on how to talk to / think like a CIO, to further my value to the organization. Although I'm king of my cube, nevertheless my seat is a little hot, and who knows when I might be pounding the pavement. So I am just looking for general suggestions on how to get in the CIO's world, so I can beef up my perspective and focus discussions on what gets - and keeps - their attention.
I'm not looking to BECOME a CIO, just talk their talk to get their attention. For example, I need metrics on supporting an old, custom built system (we have like 10+ maintenance programmers and a blind eye to the obsolescence of the system / technology). So the CIO says, "you're spending WHAT on maintaining that ??? O.M.G." what kind of metrics help in this area ?
My quick assessment turned up these links:
Business of Federal Technology
(other gov't tech links would be great)
that's enough to keep me busy for sure, but just looking for some discussion.
and any Cyber sites ? although that's not my area, surely that keeps the CIO awake at night, so I should try and gain some perspective in this area.