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Security Magazine features my CEO Research

Thanks to the editors at Security Magazine who featured an excerpt from my recent research CEOs’ perceptions of security executives.  You can find the analysis on page 20 of the May 2011 issue.

Among the findings, I report that CEOs are frustrated by the lack of business acumen of most security and IT directors.  Misuse of ROI is one of the most common failings of technology managers.  ROI is designed to measure the delta between apparent costs and apparent benefits, but is unsatisfactory at measuring the degree to which a specific investment achieves a specified goal.  In other words, you can buy the product with the biggest ROI and still not solve the problem you hoped to solve with it.

If this rings a bell, let me know and I’ll direct you to some better methods for measuring the value of a technology investment.

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  1. Michael
    May 25, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Cost is what you pay – Value is what you make.

  2. May 25, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I like that quote.

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