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How I Solve Problems

The process for solving a problem in the workplace often involves diffusing the situation, correctly defining the problem, and controlling any variables that might impact the outcome.

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Email Dominates Workers' Lives

The majority of U.S. employees feel compelled or obligated to check their office email accounts during their off-hours, according to a new survey conducted for GFI Software by Opinion Matters. While this may sound par for the course within tech department circles, CIOs who support work-life balance may want to know that a significant number of professionals check their accounts "in real... Read More »

How Experts are Made

It's one thing to emerge as a highly respected authority on technology and business within your own organization. To take this to the next level, however, a number of CIOs establish themselves as in-demand industry experts, thus expanding upon their professional profile and career opportunities. And the wealth of experts out there aren't blessed with some kind of special super power either;... Read More »

IT Hiring Forecast Heats Up

CIOs and other managers are planning on boosting overall staff size for the second half of 2014, with IT emerging as the hottest sector for increased headcount, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder. In fact, the tech industry will expand hiring at a significantly higher rate than it did this time last year, outpacing financial... Read More »

CIOs Should Be Their Company's First Customers

SunGard Availability Services CIO Gary Marshall discusses being an end user-centric CIO, IT's value proposition and why CIOs do or don't get fired.

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11 Traits of Successful IT Leaders

CIOs arguably sit on an organization's hottest seat: Every user and stakeholder depends upon daily access to productivity-boosting IT tools. And the C-suite looks to you as the authority on new solutions which will advance business goals. Meanwhile, you must not only impart a sense of tech expertise, you have to understand IT professionals as well. With this in mind, we're... Read More »

Great IT Leaders Must Be Great Connectors

If you want to be a Digital Renaissance Man or Woman, you must be a world-class connector of people with different backgrounds, disciplines and world views.

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In Pursuit of Digital Talent

CIOs need to tap into the expertise of employees and independent contractors and ensure these people are connected to each other so their organization becomes an incubator for digital thinking.

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What Visionary Leaders See

It's often said that great athletes—Peyton Manning, LeBron James and Derek Jeter immediately come to mind—command the kind of vision which sharply elevates their game IQ. The same can be said of highly successful CIOs and other senior leaders who take their organizations to new levels of accomplishment. Beyond a superior work ethic, experience and institutional knowledge, they... Read More »

Is the CDO a Real Threat to the CIO's Role?

Instead of grabbing a new title like Chief Digital Officer, strengthen your current role as CIO and make it more meaningful and influential in your organization.

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