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Facebook says Flash security woes could hurt its business

Security vulnerabilities in Flash could affect the use of Facebook games, the company said in a filing

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That is not the job I was hired for

On the first day of your new job you find out that you were really brought in to make tough staffing changes, which is not what you were told you were being hired for. How would you deal with it?

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Digital enterprises are getting VERY personal with customers

Many of the CIO 100 award winners for 2015 are personalizing the customer experience, creating one-to-one relationships that deliver competitive advantage.

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These 3 data points are transforming the CIO's role

The role of the CIO today is not what it was last year, last month, or even last week. Over the course of many conversations with CIOs and CFOs, a theme arises: the CIO needs to be a value broker. Here are 3 research points to...

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Congress probes Internet of Things privacy, security

As lawmakers consider how the government should respond to proliferation of new network-enabled devices, industry leaders appeal for a light-touch approach to avoid stifling innovation.

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Why enterprises are embracing rogue IT

IT departments used to fear employees walking through the door armed with smartphones, tablets and personal cloud storage accounts. But much of that initial fear has subsided, as companies realize embracing rogue IT can lead to better...

CIOs are cutting back on the number of 'strategic' vendors they use

Adam Dennison, publisher of CIO magazine, says IT vendors need to learn more about CIO challenges and business goals if they want to achieve the exalted 'strategic partner' status.

CIOs reveal how they get value from vendor partnerships

CIOs and vendors enjoy mutual benefits when they're in step with each other.

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Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use

Offshore outsourcers with ties to India once again snapped up tens of thousands of skilled-worker visas.

As Windows 10 launches, Microsoft pushes for enterprise adoption

Analysts are optimistic about the new operating system's chances but caution that deployments will take time

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10 things smart program managers do

Do you sometimes wonder how super-achievers outperform others? And perhaps why it is that these rare human beings are always 'on their game' and exceed expectations? For 20+ years I have been observing senior leaders who run...

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How to be successful in your new IT leadership job

Starting a new IT leadership job can be an exciting time in your life. Yet it can also lead to disaster if you don’t have an onboarding plan to ensure your success.

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The Industrialist’s Dilemma

Interview with Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, on how traditional companies must transform for the digital era

Alibaba eyes cloud computing expansion with $1 billion investment

The Chinese company has plans to open a second data center in the U.S.

'Burn the boats' and other career accelerators for CIOs

Want to move from IT strategist to business leader? Be the person who asks killer questions, finds new mentors and takes big risks.

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Can better job descriptions close the IT skills gap?

The skills gap is real, but debate over its root causes continues. IT executives blame a shortage of skills, but IT professionals looking for work say exaggerated requirements are the issue. Could a simple tweak in the way you...

CIOs find that personalization pays off

Many CIO 100 award-winning projects focus on a more personalized customer experience, says Maryfran Johnson. But these innovations also require CIOs to manage issues such as customer privacy, product design, business processes and...

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What is your productivity cocktail?

When it comes to organizational productivity, there is no silver bullet or one-size-fits-all solution. There are definable operational categories that can help you identify the productivity activities that will help drive your team’s...

A CIO fosters confidence in IT

A year after SAIC's spinoff, IT focuses on delivering consistent, predictable and efficient services to the enterprise

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