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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...

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


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

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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...

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How to determine what your users need vs. what they want

Business people request dedicated printers, new laptops, new cell phones, MiFi devices, portable mice, and other bright shiny objects for two reasons: Good reasons and not-so-good reasons. Your job is to determine who gets what new...

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A fly named for Bill Gates and 9 other unusual honors for tech’s elite

Over the years, these stars of technology have been showered with honors, some of which are a little odder than others.

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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...

Microsoft to make enterprise security tools generally available

Advanced Threat Analytics and Rights Management Service become generally available

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Don’t accept that job offer until you answer these questions

Deciding whether to accept a job offer is a big decision in your life. You need to think beyond the obvious considerations to make the most informed choice. Here is some advice on how you can make the best decision with confidence.

Toshiba execs resign in $1 billion accounting scandal

The false accounting is Japan's biggest earnings scandal since the Olympus affair of 2011

Report: Microsoft paying $320 million for cloud security provider Adallom

Adallom provides a range of security and data gathering tools to businesses

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The evolving meaning of the 'I' in CIO

As Ginna Raahauge, a veteran of Riverbed and Cisco, steps into the CIO position at data integration software specialist Informatica, she reflects on the changing responsibilities of the CIO.

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Lessons learned on the journey to the CIO office

Boeing CIO Ted Colbert discusses how balance and harmony led him to the C-suite at the aerospace and defense giant.

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Bringing the Outside In

Innovation makes the unlikeliest of bedfellows

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How a B2B company got its tech groove back

Upgrading a bunch of legacy systems meant winning back market share for an industrial supply company. Here are the lessons it learned.

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10 things you need to know about bi-modal IT

Far from being the buzzword du jour, bi-modal IT is a real thing now. In this organizational setup, one group is tasked with the keep-the-lights-on functions and the other on more innovative, forward-looking projects. That sounds all...

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