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CIO communication skills drive success with business users

A CIO’s ability to forge new connections is vital to solving problems in a quickly moving technology-enabled workplace. And the communication skills a CIO demonstrates help the IT team understand the value of thinking in a more...

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New CIO appointments, August 2016 edition

A bevy of women appear on this month's list of new CIO positions and board appointments.

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CIOs come together to tout tech innovation

CIOs who took the stage at the CIO 100 at the Terranea Resort last week detailed how they are using technology to better serve their employees and customers.

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GE CIO Jim Fowler talks collaboration and IT transformation

GE’s Jim Fowler this week spoke with to discuss collaboration tools, shifting IT priorities and why the traditional CIO role is going away.


What is your pace as a change agent?

Are you a new leader that joined an organization and you have observe a lot of opportunities for improvement. The solution is in your head and you may have already identified a solution. But is your pace too fast as a leader?

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CIO August 2016 Digital Magazine: ERP heads for the cloud

Cover story: Cloud-based ERP will eventually rule, and on-premises software is destined for legacy status. How can IT ensure a smooth transition?

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7 tips for future CIOs

Thomas Lord, CIO of UGI Utilities, reflects on the evolving role of the CIO and shares advice for up-and-coming IT executives.

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How to revive a dying automation project

What would you expect when the top executives in a Fortune 500 company decided to embrace robotic process automation (RPA) aggressively across their services lines and even go so far as to signal to Wall Street and the investor...

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IT leaders share their strategy for creating authenticity

Authenticity at work is more important than eve, but what makes a leader authentic? These four key traits will help determine if you're leadership is viewed as authentic by your employees.

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Shutterstock’s first CIO to build API-driven data center

The stock photo company’s new CIO finds himself in a familiar role: Leading a major data center transformation for a growing business.

CIO Career Coach: How to tell it's time to leave your job (video)

In the first episode of a new video series, executive recruiter Martha Heller points out some common signs that it's time to make a career move.

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How to prevent millennials from burning out at work

A lot can be said about millennials at work, but one thing seems certain: This generation is stressed-out and anxious. Here’s how you can help.

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Alaska Airlines CIO is also 'CEO of IT'

CIO Veresh Sita runs an executive committee for IT at Alaska Airlines, with a technology COO, CFO and chief HR officer.


Plan your strategies for IT talent when scaling for explosive growth

Imagine you’re the CIO of a very mature, sophisticated global organization. The company uses outsourced resources in India, Eastern Europe and Asia as well as shared-service captive units in the US. Your company has a wide variety of...

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Tech 'utopia is creepy,' according to Nicholas Carr

The controversial author of 'IT Doesn’t Matter' is back with a new book in which he picks apart the optimism propagated by Silicon Valley.

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Should CIOs still care about business strategy?

Experts have routinely admonished IT executives to be more strategic. What do changes to the strategy planning process mean for IT now?

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Hacked companies still prioritize innovation over cybersecurity

KPMG found that while 80 percent of organizations acknowledged being hacked, only half have invested in cybersecurity technologies in the past year. The research firm has a theory as to why.

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What kind of CIO are you? Here are my top 4 tips

As the role of the CIO has evolved, our management style and strategy must also change. Here are my top four tips for future CIOs, along with my reflections after completing my first 90 days in the CIO role at a new organization.

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