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Why you need a data protection officer

Enforcement of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to start in about 18 months, giving regulators the ability to levy massive fines. Getting ready may require a data protection officer

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4 New Year's resolutions to help build your high-performing team

New Year's resolutions aren't just for your personal life, new year's resolutions can also transform your work life. Here are 4 new year's resolutions to build your high performing team.

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The rise of the chief marketing technologist

The digital age has originated an amazing phenomenon: the appearance of hybrid professionals called marketing technologists. At the theoretical level it is a thought-provoking concept, but watching it transform into reality is not so...

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Are tech companies responsible for negative outcomes?

Leading technology companies need to take responsibility for the unintended consequences of their activities, but experts say it shouldn’t come at the expense of innovation.

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Silicon Valley speaks up against intolerance

A viral ad from Amazon has gotten a lot of attention, but it’s even better that several companies are taking real-world stands against anti-Muslim bigotry.

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Voodoo project management

You're fired! Bogus management mumbo jumbo doesn't get projects done. Project management is a complex set of real skills that you can't learn in a 35-hour class.

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Darwinian insights on innovation and competition

Variation, selection and competition are the challenges of navigating today's digital ecosystem of value. Identify the struggle between individuals and competitors to discover tomorrow's game-changers. Innovation is the modern...

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Is customer-centric marketing the way of the future?

Customers are what bring life to every business. Without them, a business will not succeed. That's why there's a consistent increase in marketing efforts targeted specifically for customer attraction and retention.

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How to build a sustainable, value-focused data culture

Financial services CDOs weigh in on how regulation, growth and cost drives their current efforts and how each will affect future endeavors.

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CMO, CIO embrace social media, IoT to win customers

Marketing and IT leaders at Clorox partner closely on digital marketing and IoT initiatives intended to buttress the consumer packaged goods company's corporate growth strategy.

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Unconscious bias hurts more than diversity

Biases don't affect only your ability to hire diverse candidates -- they limit your ability to hire all qualified candidates.

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Meet me in the parking lot: Walking meetings hit their stride

Prolonged sitting is part of the job for many people in the tech world. Walking meetings can help energize people and spark creativity.

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6 tips to find and retain freelance tech workers

Once you find reliable freelancers, you won't want to stop there. Follow these five tips to help build and retain a stable of freelance workers.

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First CIO on Workplace by Facebook talks collaboration in the enterprise

The former CIO of Clorox has a long history with Workplace by Facebook. Here he shares insights about his early days with the collaboration platform, challenges he’s encountered and tips for IT pros.

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Why every company needs to modernize its software factory

Software has played an integral role in business for decades by optimizing the silos of sales, marketing, product development, HR, finance, and so on. But in the digital economy, software isn’t just a mechanism for increasing the...

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How to get fired in 2017: Have a security breach

There are many reasons why IT professionals can be fired, but six out of the top nine are related to security. Fireable offenses included failing to modernize a security program, data breaches with unknown causes, data breaches that...

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The state of the IT contractor job market in 2017

Trends toward higher pay and demand for specialized skills continue apace, creating opportunities for contractors across the industry.

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5 goals your 2017 digital transformation program needs

While digital transformation is a multiyear journey, CIO's have to show success incrementally. Here are five goals that will engage different parts of the organization on the transformation journey.

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