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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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The New CIO: From Provider to Empowerer

For CIOs to remain successful in their position, they need to expand their way of thinking. In an interview for CIO Insight, Pat Burke talks to Ben Ginnell, the managing director and global head of CIO services at North Highland, about the gamut of expectations. The role of CIO presents …

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Executives, Take These Steps to Reevaluate Risk

Digital technology provides great opportunities to further explore IoT, customer engagement, or business analytics. However, with greater opportunity comes greater risk. In an article for TechRepublic, Mary Shacklett explores ways in which companies can control risks. There are four things that can help individuals to better manage risk: Stress tests …

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The IT Industry’s 95% Problem

Chris O’Brien wrote an article entitled “Evernote’s 5% problem offers a cautionary lesson to tech companies” in which he explored how it came to light that people were only using 5 percent of Evernote’s features. In a post for the Gartner Blog Network, Brian Prentice flips this perspective into what …

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4 Questions to Gut Check Your IT Strategy

It may be tempting to dive headfirst into implementing your IT strategy, but it is really beneficial to take a step back and analyze the situation before you begin. In an article for TechRepublic, Patrick Gray suggests a few questions to ask yourself about your strategy before you begin executing …

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Who Really Makes the Decisions about IT Projects?

A major component of a CIO’s job is to help the organization use their technology to its fullest. However, no leader works alone, and the CIO should be engaging with their peers to make the best decisions for the organization. In an article for ZDNet, Mark Samuels explores some of …

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CIO Theater: The Three Acts of CIO Presentations

Presentations can be overwhelming and terrifying, but through preparation they can be the perfect performance to show the board all that you are made of. In an article for The Enterprisers Project, Terry Bradwell explains how presenting in the boardroom is like a performance on a stage, and how the …

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The Trickle-Down Effect of Good (and Bad) Leadership

Emotions are contagious. If you have a friend that is around you that is exuding happiness, the probability that you too will be happy rises by a surprising 25 percent. Behaviors additionally are contagious. So how much do “social contagions” actually impact leaders? In an article for Harvard Business Review, …

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Why High IT Turnover Is Your Fault

High turnover rates are a concern for any industry, but it is especially prominent in the IT world. If people are leaving your company, it very likely means you were not trying hard enough to keep them. In an article for CIO.com, Sharon Florentine explains why there is such high …

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