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5 reasons every CIO must use contractors to survive digital transformation

Rapid technological advances are a sign of our time. They have enthralled users and given us access to an expanding and exciting digital bounty, but they’ve also left many IT departments scrambling to deliver IT and business...

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Improving business leadership through technology

We all want to be a great leader, but often times struggle when knowing how to improve. Here we talk about the importance of using technology when being a leader, and how it can help you be more effective.

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The most valuable cloud computing certifications today

Looking for an edge in today’s IT job marketplace? Benchmark your cloud computing knowledge and skills with one — or more — of these highly regarded cloud computing certifications.

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What is that agile certification really worth?

Agile certifications help benchmark a candidate’s familiarity with the agile framework. But what do agile certifications really say about a candidate’s ability to implement agile methodologies in practice, when it really counts?

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Cyber starts with skilled workers

Cyber attacks will continue to become more complex, frequent and destructive. Yet, when discussing cybersecurity, we consistently avoid focusing on the elephant in the room. We do not have enough cybersecurity professionals to help...

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3 steps to reduce bias

This discussion suggests we need to change behavior across three dimensions: Have To, Ought To and Want To in order to reduce the effect of gender bias on decision making.

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Human liability in security

Cybersecurity is becoming an issue that is impossible to ignore and it is extremely complex in its nature. The one area that is critical and cannot be ignored is the human factor. You can buy all of the best firewalls and tools but...


CIO Career Coach: Be A Good Story Teller

Stories are the most powerful communication devices available. Tell better stories, and you’ll become a better CIO.

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14 big data certifications that will pay off

Data scientists and data analysts as well as engineers and developers with the skills to work with big data technologies are sought after and well-compensated. Want an extra edge looking for your next job? Get big data certified.

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The top 10 graduate schools for tech talent

Here are the top 10 schools for technology education based on data from U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities.


7 surprising ways a hackathon will boost your employability

Fancy earning a six-figure sum for a weekend’s work, future-proofing your skills and boosting your employability all at the same time? If so, you should seriously consider attending a hackathon.

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7 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

The agile methodology has changed the face of software development and project management, and has increased demand for professionals with agile knowledge and experience. Here are seven agile-focused certifications to benchmark your...

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How Adam Noble, CIO of GAF, drives innovation through collaboration

CIOs need to collaborate with C-Suite peers to develop effective enterprise IT strategies. Adam Noble, CIO-GAF and his team are leveraging technology to enable business outcomes with a collaboration strategy that works.

The top 6 Governance, Risk and Compliance certifications

CEOs are always on the lookout for dependable folks who can identify potential exposures and quantify the impacts of risk on an organization while protecting the interests of employees, shareholders, other organizations and the...

The 13 most valuable IT certifications today

Looking for a leg up in your IT career? IT certifications remain a proven way to quickly gain valuable skills and demonstrate deeper interest and know-how in a domain that will further your career.

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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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Reverse mentoring: A unique approach to rejuvenating your IT culture

Aflac is pairing young apprentices with IT veterans to teach the vets new tech — and to breathe life into the insurer’s ability to deliver digital services in an agile way.


Upgrade Your Skills to be a Tech Savvy Executive

How can seasoned executives adapt when the pace of change in technology is only accelerating? Mike Morrow suggests ways to become a more effective and technologically savvy leader, manage more effectively, utilize technology more...

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