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Cisco C-Club

Welcome to "Cisco C-Club",
our new meeting ground for the country's leading CXOs


Cisco C-Club

Cisco C-Club has been created with the specific purpose of fashioning an intelligent thinking space for CEOs, CIOs, COOs and CTOs. It will showcase fresh perspectives on technology, strategy and business leadership while also functioning as an online sounding board for C Level executives and their peers. The Cisco C-Club website will aim to deliver all this through books, on-line resources, interactive forums or just plain provocative thought.

The CIO Human Network Book Club

Presented jointly by Cisco and the CIO Association of India, the Book Club is an initiative that aims to deliver to your desk, month after month, the best of management writing and thought leadership, on topics relevant to today's CIO.

The January Book of the Month is 'The Five Dysfunctions of a Team' by Patrick Lencioni. The book, which is written as a business parable, outlines a clear team-management framework, and takes us through the process of building truly effective and dependable organizations. Throughout the story structure, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams-even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team.

We hope that the books sent to you from the Book Club will inspire you to share feedback through book reviews and comments. If the books trigger changes in your work life and environment, the Book Club is the forum to share those experiences. Your feedback will also help us choose relevant books for the months ahead - book suggestions are also very welcome.

Book of the Month

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, "The Five Temptations of a CEO" and "The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive," This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams.

Read/Post reviews, comments
on this book.

So, welcome to a rewarding book-filled journey and join our online forum at www.cioindia.org to write your reviews, experiences, suggestions and comments.

IT Spending May finally Grow

Information Week's Analytics Outlook 2010 Survey reveals that there are some signs that IT spending won't continue to fall in 2010 and that customer-facing and sales-supporting projects will be on the rise. This is a big shift from mid 2009 when the focus was on cutting costs and re-negotiating with vendors rather than on new IT initiatives that drive growth. The report was based on a survey of 360 business technology professionals by Information Week.

Some highlights of the report:

  • In terms of emerging technology, cloud computing's momentum is real, with more IT professionals considering it compared to a year ago.
  • Data center innovation remains a high priority.
  • Despite some spending optimism, the IT hiring outlook remains weak

Through Cisco C-Club we will continue to keep you updated on relevant industry news, information and thought leadership articles. We hope that this portal will open doors, not just to the books themselves, but also to other online resources that are highly relevant to you as a CIO. Do visit the links on this page that showcase these resources.


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