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Shadow IT Takes the Pressure off the CIO

Are you afraid of the dark? Suspicious of the lurking shadows just waiting to bite your toes off? Well, perhaps not all shadows are waiting to harm you; in fact, maybe some are a great thing. In an article for IT World Canada, Yogi Schulz elaborates on the benefits of …

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Rise and Fall of the Chief Data Officer

With the rise of reliance on data and analytics, there needs to be someone whose focus is pinpointed on these numbers. In some cases, the Chief Data Officer (CDO) is the ambitious individual who is taking on this responsibility. In an article for InformationWeek, Lisa Morgan explores what precisely makes …

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3 Things to Remember When Moving to the Cloud

With all the positive hype surrounding the cloud, it is rather easy to assume that this technology is all good, without an inkling of negative drawbacks. But nothing is perfect and there will always be “cons” with every “pro.” In an article for ZDNet, Mark Samuels explores some of these …

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Innovation and the Visionary CIO

As long as technology continues to change, so too will the role of the CIO change with it. In an article for ZDNet, Geoff Webb, VP of Solution Strategy at Micro Focus, explains what being a “visionary CIO” really means in this context. In an effort to gain a competitive …

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Why CIOs Should Join Customer Advisory Boards

Today’s business environment demands that CIOs actively engage with their peers and vendors if they have any hope of staying on the cutting edge of technology innovation. Tom Greene discusses for CIO Insight the three large benefits that can be reaped from serving on a customer advisory board: The ability …

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How to Be a Globally-Minded IT Executive

Technology has made the world a very small place, and allowed for international connections to be made in an instant. C-level executives have a great deal to gain from being able to bridge these international gaps, and in an article for TechRepublic, Mary Shacklett elaborates on the simple ways to …

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A 10-Year Study Reveals What Great Executives Know and Do

In an article from Harvard Business Review, Ron Carucci reveals the details of a 10-year study that closely analyzed executives and isolated the best practices they engaged in. Through the course of the study, 2,700 leadership interviews were conducted, which ultimately uncovered seven performance factors that correlated with strong leaders. …

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Ban the Box: What It Means for Your IT Hiring Practices

“Ban the Box” is a movement that is sweeping the nation. This new practice has taken away the questions on employment applications that inquire about criminal convictions. Nineteen states and over 100 cities and counties have taken on board this mindset. In an article for InformationWeek, Paul Korzeniowski explains on …

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