The sizzle or the steak: What's more important in system design?

The sizzle or the steak: What's more important in system design?

When it comes to system design, what features weigh the most when you can’t have it all? Do you choose user interface or functionality?

02/10/17

Big thinking at the SSA: Lessons in communication and respect from its departing CIO

Big thinking at the SSA: Lessons in communication and respect from its departing CIO

There are lessons we can all take from Robert “Rob” Klopp's work as CIO at the Social Security Administration. The most important may be this one: Communication and respect go a long way toward opening minds and connecting with...

11/01/16

I’ll have what she’s having… Tech design that leads to 'positive' addictions at work

I’ll have what she’s having… Tech design that leads to 'positive' addictions at work

Successful gaming apps appeal to neurotransmitters in our brains that make us feel happy and connected -- and make us want to come back for more. It’s possible to design to business applications and activities that have the same...

10/07/16

Beyond Acronyms: Humanizing big data and information governance through mindful storytelling

Beyond Acronyms: Humanizing big data and information governance through mindful storytelling

Six tips for effective data storytelling, as learned from work being done at the Navy.

06/23/16

6 competitive IT strategy tips from state government CIOs and CxOs

6 competitive IT strategy tips from state government CIOs and CxOs

Even CxOs of state and local governments must stay competitive. But how can IT departments compete amidst budget constraints and red tape? Learn six mindful takeaways to be competitively strategic, even in tough conditions.

06/03/16

3 ways to make better decisions when interpreting visual data

3 ways to make better decisions when interpreting visual data

How many times have your eyes seen one thing, but your mind believed another? 'Sleight of hand' is present when it comes to our interpretation and analysis of data. Understanding how our perception varies of data based on how they are...

01/08/16

Why IT must be effective and efficient and what It means for your role

Why IT must be effective and efficient and what It means for your role

When organizations are frenzied to efficiently reduce costs over time, too much emphasis is placed on the “now” that the impacts on tomorrow are overlooked. In your role as CIO or other key decision maker, you can help your...

07/23/15

How to overcome internal SLA misconceptions

How to overcome internal SLA misconceptions

Formal, internal service-level agreements creates a truly professional business relationship between IT and their 'clients,' driving value and boosting morale.

05/04/15

STOP March Madness and Get Into a Productive Mood

STOP March Madness and Get Into a Productive Mood

Spring fever is here, and after this winter, we all deserve some fun. But business still needs to be done, no matter how much procrastinating we do. What should top CIOs do to prevent stagnation, stay positive and keep growing? ...

03/10/15

For the Love of Efficiency!

For the Love of Efficiency!

IT leaders vary greatly with their definitions what it truly means to be 'efficient' as do other C-level executives. No matter their definitions, this ambiguity all leads to the same place – confusion, conflict, and sub-optimized...

02/12/15

7 Mindful Changes CIOs Can Make in 2015

7 Mindful Changes CIOs Can Make in 2015

Acolyst SVP and international bestselling author Valeh Nazemoff shares 7 mindful changes CIO can make in 2015. Shift the perception of your IT group to that of a valued partner, not just a hurdle to be overcome.

01/28/15

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