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What does a CIO's 360 review even look like?

Effective CIOs need more than a performance review or even a 360 review. They need regular feedback and more management by walking around.

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What should CIOs leading digital transformation focus on in year two and onward in the journey?

When a digital transformation enters its second or third year, CIOs should increase their marketing and communications around the program and look for places where practices like devops and data governance are needed.

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IT-business alignment is out; anticipators are winning the day

Business leaders want IT to be more than strategic partners. The goal now is for IT leaders to actually drive business opportunities -- to be innovative anticipators.

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How to be compliant with data breach notification laws

As a CIO, the bucks stops with you for matters pertaining to data breaches and compliance towards subsequent notifications.

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Are you the bottleneck to growth in your organization? Here’s how to fix that

Isn't it time to focus your energies on leading the business in the right direction?

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The CIO with a digital business P&L

Justin Mennen, CIO and CDO of CompuCom -- provider of managed digital workplace services, is elevating the digital experiences of his customers and his P&L leadership role.

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The truth about SaaS vendor management

CIOs discuss the maturity of their SaaS vendor management.

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7 reasons CIOs quit (or lose their jobs)

From false promises to role changes, CIOs exit when their ability to execute their strategy or grow their careers hits a road block — a trend that may be accelerating, thanks to the rise of digital transformations.

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IT entrepreneurship at MRE: The tough road from support to sales

How MRE Consulting's IT staff "jumped across the firewall," embraced entrepreneurship, and brought an internal tool to market.

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Removing silos: When non-IT leaders join IT

To help Lexmark's IT department better understand the business, CIO Brad Clay added non-IT people to the team. To ensure their success, he created a formal training program.

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Why enterprise architecture maximizes organizational value

Increase agility, reduce solution delivery time and create a shared vision using the patterns of enterprise architecture.

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8 early warning signs of IT disaster

The same systems keep breaking, shadow IT is on the rise, ideas are no longer flowing — sure misfortune awaits those who ignore early indications of impending IT doom.

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‘You're fired!’ – one CIO’s strategy for greater effectiveness

A very novel way for CIOs to increase their own effectiveness.

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CIO Leadership Live with Joel Jacobs, CIO at MITRE Corp. | Ep 4

Show host Maryfran Johnson talks with CIO Joel Jacobs of MITRE Corp., a private non-profit research organization that provides consulting, engineering, and technical services for numerous federal government agencies. A big part of its...

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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Dance or dread: Is agile for everyone?

Agile is not just a passing trend. It drives productivity and competitive advantage. How should individuals and companies respond to this way of working that drives productivity and innovation?

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CIOs on the move and in the news

Find up-to-date news about executives who have been recently hired or promoted into a new chief information officer or chief technical officer role.

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New strategies for growth with product management

Growth requires ownership and a champion to represent your business partners. Identify a product manager and a product owner.

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