News Chances are good you've become adept at working remotely and taking part in conferences from your home or mobile offices. Chances are even better you've discovered creative ways to multitask. However, if you need some inspiration, check out these 13 real-world examples of workers who live on the edge during conference calls.
News Analysis Remember the adage, ‘No one ever got fired for buying IBM’? You can bet millennials don't. In fact, they like the energy of startups run by young people like themselves, according to a recent survey. Expect the CIO of the future to take a much different approach to tech decisions.
Feature Think millennials are complicated? It doesn’t get any easier with Gen Zers, who will enter the workforce en masse shortly. The two generations share some similarities but also some stark differences. rnrn
Feature As more workers take advantage of mobile technology to work outside the office, companies are relying on conference calls to communicate. What are workers actually doing during these calls? Spoiler alert: probably not what you expect them to be doing.
Feature More than half of employees admit to going rogue to do their jobs. In other words, it really doesn't matter if IT formally rejects BYOD -- or Bring Your Own Apps -- because it's happening anyway.
News Technology is changing the way every department, from marketing to human resources to finance, is achieving its goals. For that reason, now more than ever, CIOs need to become skilled collaborators.
News Analysis Today’s CIO has to be able to successfully collaborate across departments, connect corporate silos, be customer-focused, get agile and tap the power of data analytics.
News Analysis Savvy marketing executives know they need to partner with the CIO to both navigate tricky technology waters and tap the power of analytics to gain insight into customer behavior.
Feature It’s becoming clear that marketers call the shots these days and that CIOs must appeal to them to remain relevant. This means IT leaders will need to learn marketing buzzwords -- as well as tech words to avoid -- in order to communicate better.
News Analysis The head of digital architecture at MasterCard says marketing should bring in IT at the beginning of technology vendor discussions. The director of customer engagement at Cox Media Group agrees, but she adds, ‘There's a time and place for rogue.’
Feature Forrester advises CIOs to focus on winning, serving and retaining customers by keeping the customer at the center of conversations and decisions when crafting a business technology agenda.
Feature The CIO-CMO relationship is taking center stage in the age of the digital customer. It's more important than ever that these two executives join forces. So why can’t they communicate?
News To reach digital customers, CIOs and CMOs have to get a lot of things right. They need to work together with speed and precision. Unfortunately, at many companies the partnership between these two executives is still a work in progress.
Opinion It’s getting ugly in the Valley. And it's not just about gentrification. Tech companies are under fire for indirectly helping con artists dupe the public, secretly manipulating people's emotions and engaging in what looks an awful lot could be discriminatory hiring practices.
Feature Like any relationship, the one between CIOs and CMOs requires trust and empathy to succeed. According to research from Accenture, there’s still a ways to go for the marriage to become a happy union.
Feature The leading smartphones weren't designed with business implications in mind. One of the results: When IT gets access to popular smartphones, it gets access to everything. These privacy concerns are leading many users to ask for their BlackBerry back.
Feature Every tech pro encounters his fair share of annoying co-workers, but they come in many shapes and forms. To help you quickly identify who you’re dealing with, CIO.com highlights these 12 office personality types so you can avoid awkward and annoying situations.
Opinion Every tech pro encounters his fair share of annoying co-workers, but they come in many shapes and forms. To help you quickly identify who you’re dealing with, CIO.com highlights these 12 office personality types so you can avoid awkward and annoying situations.
Feature A growing backlash threatens to thwart the BYOD movement. To illustrate the trend, the CIO of a large electrical contractor explains why his company will 'never have a BYOD environment.'
News Analysis The Bring Your Own Device movement was supposed to make employees more productive while saving companies money. But a funny thing is happening on the way to mobile nirvana: Companies aren't doing it, according to a new study by CompTIA.
Feature The state of enterprise tech has moved from company-centric to user-centric, and IT leaders -- faced with fickle consumer-business users -- must learn to understand 'the need' not 'the ask.'
News Analysis In today's bring-your-own-device and cloud services enterprise, real-world stories of data loss abound. What's really horrifying: Things seem to be getting worse.
News All signs point to a bright future for subscriptions. The Internet of Things and wearables mega trends promise to open the floodgates to subscription opportunities. For a case in point, Apple just bought Beats for $3 billion, not so much for the popular Beats headphones, but rather for subscription-based streaming music service.
News Some industries adopt technology more quickly than others, but even the most careful and slowest-moving industries have bought into the value of mobile apps. Here are the top 10 apps in each of six major industries.
News Move over Donald Sterling. The exploits of these misbehaving technology executives give the now-infamous billionaire L.A. Clippers owner a run for his money when it comes to moronic acts.
News Technology executives met in San Francisco this week at a CIO Perspectives event to talk recruiting and to share strategies for hiring and managing top-notch tech talent.
News In about 10 years, 75 percent of the workforce will be made of millennials. Fortunately, managing them is easy. Just give them space, freedom to make decisions and a creative workplace. Oh, and be sure to ask them how their day was. n
News Michael Keithley has more than two decades of experience as a CIO. However, the IT veteran says he's seeing more change now than ever before. CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige sat down with Keithley to talk about the challenges he and his colleagues face, the need to speak the same language as the business side and the reality of what lies ahead for CIOs who refuse to change their approach.
Feature Rogue cloud services are ripping gaping holes in the security fabric of most companies, putting the CIO in a tough spot. But as the fallout from the Target attack shows, IT and business leaders will go down together if the breach hits the fan.
News Many workers who bring their mobile devices to the office don't care about security, which is forcing IT leaders to take action. Some CIOs offer stipends to help cover mobile expenses in return for BYOD compliance. Others are choosing to throw the kill switch on lost or stolen smartphones.
News Analysis As cloud apps become more business-critical, the CIO is emerging as the cloud services broker. In this new IT model, which is expected to expand rapidly in the next 12 months, CIOs can push cloud service providers to deliver detailed SLAs.
News Analysis Enterprises have an average 461 cloud apps running in their organizations (nine to 10 times IT's estimates), according to some reports. Line-of-business managers hesitate to bring in the CIO out of fear of being blocked. If CIOs can remove this fear, everyone, it turns out, benefits.
News Technological innovation often comes when your hunch collides with someone else's hunch, says best-selling author Steven Johnson. Open collaborative spaces are vital to allowing those hunches to mature into breakthrough moments.
News Analysis Firing a worker for not reporting a lost or stolen tablet or smartphone may seem extreme, but at some companies things have come to that. How can CIOs get workers to take BYOD policies seriously?
News Analysis Many business users say they're fed up with what they perceive as sluggish IT departments, but cringe at the thought of outsourcing to a managed services provider. However, the rise of BYOD, consumer tech and cloud computing may be clearing a path for change.
Feature Cloud services can help CIOs free themselves from worrying about managing data centers, scaling capacity, configuring servers, applying security patches and other routine maintenance so they can focus on providing insight to improve the business.
Opinion Zen-like meditation is all the rage in the tech industry. But CIO.com senior writer Tom Kaneshige thinks that a Zen Buddhism approach is an ironic twist in the fast-moving, for-profit Silicon Valley.
News Analysis Despite chatter about CIOs losing clout or eventually reporting to the CMO, a survey of 1,600 CIOs reveals that the IT executives are well-positioned for the future -- if they are willing to step outside of IT.
News Analysis As Beth Jacob's resignation from Target shows, retail CIOs are culpable for security breaches even though they might not have the resources in-house to protect the company.
News American workers don't get too worked up about lost or stolen mobile phones -- even if those phones contain company data. A large percentage think it's not their problem and don't change their security practices afterwards. Are CIOs partly to blame for not setting stricter and clearer mobile security policies?
Opinion Are iPhones used primarily by more mature mobile users who crave ease of use? Are Android phones more popular among the young, techie and cost-conscious? CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige has discovered there are no simple answers.
News When traveling to a foreign country, the exchange rate may not always be in your favor, but your iPhone is as good as gold -- and with the markup you can charge, it may be better than gold.n
News The iPhone has changed the world of digital photography. Not only are more images than ever shared around the world, but photographers from amateurs to pros are using iPhones to capture the moment in creative new ways.
News It's becoming more common for companies to deploy mobile device management to track smartphone and tablet use as part of a BYOD policy. However, now MDM software is coming home to help parents keep tabs on their teens -- and possibly each other.
Opinion A Web-based app promises to help you write like Hemingway. But does HemingwayApp, based on an algorithm that analyzes your words using Hemingway's rules on writing, offer a useful service or does it just exploit the Hemingway name?
News Santa Barbara Unified School District is rolling out 1,200 iPads to three elementary schools and an alternative high school. Los Angeles Unified School District plans to put iPads in the hands of all 640,000 students. The goal is to improve learning through interactivity. First, school districts need to mitigate costs and get teachers on board. n
News In the good old days, technology types were viewed as likeable geeks, the underdogs everyone could root for. But these days, techies are seen as wealthy elite. How did they become the most despised group of the Valley?
News Thanks to smartphones and wearable technology such as Google Glass recording illegal or inappropriate conversations and behavior in the office couldn't be easier. If your company has a BYOD policy this could spell disaster. n