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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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Stop Using ‘Change Is Hard’ as an Excuse

It’s almost inevitable that whenever organizational change comes up in conversation that someone will say, “Change is hard.” Now while this may just seem like someone stating the obvious, we tend to treat “hard” and “failure” as the same thing. Equating these two can skew our perceptions of success, which …

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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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4 Symptoms and Solutions to Security Fatigue

The news has led us to believe that security breaches are happening everywhere, and, well, that is probably true. But the notion that people should always be in a heightened state of alert has led to “security fatigue,” where overall organizational security declines. Could you be at risk of fatigue? …

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