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10 tips for making self-evaluations meaningful

Whether you think your company uses the information or not, self-evaluations are a necessary device for professional development. Here’s how to make the most of the dreaded self-evaluation process.

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Digital Ecosystems: Do Not Do It Alone!

Digital ecosystem strategies allow companies to leverage their strengths, mitigate their weaknesses, and pursue network effects – but to make these strategies work, enterprises must embrace a simple mantra: "Don't do it alone!"

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CIO Career Coach: Rethink shadow IT

CIOs need to shift their approach toward shadow IT from trying to rein in a pesky problem to thinking of it as “end user innovation.”

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Inside Symantec’s bid to build the Amazon of cybersecurity tools

Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan is orchestrating a major shift toward one-stop cloud subscription services on the back of the company’s recent Blue Coat and LifeLock acquisitions.

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12 'best practices' IT should avoid at all costs

From telling everyone they're your customer to establishing a cloud strategy, these "industry best practices" are sure to sink your chances of IT success.

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How great CIOs push their careers to new heights

CIOs looking to progress beyond IT leadership need to buddy up with the business, be operationally savvy and get in tune with customers, say former CIOs who moved on to COO, CEO and other roles.

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CFO or CEO: To whom should IT report?

Directly reporting to an innovation-driven CEO can help CIOs when it comes to budget negotiations. But CIOs must have good communications with everyone in the C-suite.

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After a cyberattack, companies remain vulnerable. What CIOs can do to protect their brands

A recent cyberattack on a well-known tech company shows that even when the toughest anti-phishing policies are in place, 70% of companies that attempt email authentication leave the final configuration incomplete. The result is that...

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Everyone in IT at Intuit is a business problem-solver

How Atticus Tysen, CIO of Intuit, is bringing IT into the heart of the business

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Have you had your Bezos moment? What you can learn from Amazon

Innovation at the edges will never work if an organization’s core systems are locked up.

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The art of maintaining business buy-in

IT leaders must consistently demonstrate value and hone C-Suite relationships to maintain buy-in for key initiatives — an increasingly difficult challenge in an era when speed trumps all.

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CIOs key to bridging the IT/OT divide

The convergence of IT and operational technology provides a prime opportunity for business-minded CIOs to shine

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CIO Career Coach: Drive operational change

Executive recruiter Martha Heller discusses how it is the CIO’s job to create change at the operational layer so that systems deliver their expected value.

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CIO May/June Digital Magazine: Making waves with immersive technologies

Immersive technologies, including augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality, don’t easily fit at most businesses today. But some early successes prove opportunity does exist in enterprise.

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Your digital initiative’s biggest test may be measuring its success

Struggling to gauge the success of your digital transformation initiative? CIOs at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium share how they’ve cracked the code.

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Retail CIOs take note: Millennials own your future

With over $1.4 trillion in millennial spending power by 2020, no retailer can afford to overlook what this generation wants.

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Hungry for innovation? Launch your own incubator

Starved by staid corporate culture, CIOs are launching startup-like digital accelerators to stockpile talent and explore new technologies.

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New CIO Appointments and Promotions – May 2017

Well-known large companies, including IBM, Procter & Gamble, Regions Financial, and Levi Strauss are among the firms that recently announced technology leadership changes.

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5 ways retail CIOs can future-proof their business

You don't need to predict the future to prepare for it. The strategies outlined here will help you keep your organization’s eye on the prize.

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Don't worry CIOs: You still control tech spending

In the digital era, business executives are becoming more involved in acquiring corporate technologies. But the CIO still largely has the final say for most technology purchasing decisions.

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