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Are You Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

If your CEO seems a bit distracted these days, give a benefit of a doubt: Today's corporate leaders have a lot on their minds, according to KPMG's most recent U.S. CEO Outlook survey. The accompanying report, titled "Now or Never: CEOs Mobilize for the Fourth Industrial... Read More »

12 Tips for Communicating Risk to Your Board

Communicating risk posture and assessments to the highest levels of an organization is a demanding and increasingly pivotal responsibility in businesses that rely on IT. In a world of proliferating new threat vector and information risks , every CIO must be skilled in communicating the value of IT security to the business. By presenting this connection to the board, information chiefs show... Read More »

Five Key Questions to Expect From Your Board

If you're like most CIOs, you're getting more face time with your corporate board than ever: Nearly three of five public company directors meet with their CIO at least twice annually, up from 48% in 2012, according to industry research. One-quarter meet with their CIO at every formal meeting, up from 18% in 2012. Among other IT issues, board members are interested in progress on analytics,... Read More »

Why IT Needs to Step Up as a Business Partner

While most C-level executives believe that IT should serve as a collaborative partner to the business, only a minority said this is actually happening, according to a recent survey from McKinsey & Company. The article, titled "Partnering to Shape the Future—IT's New Imperative," reveals that the IT department is perceived as a consultant to the business instead of assisting with a... Read More »

The 11 Top Threats That Organizations Face Today

IT and business leaders have plenty to worry about in this new digital age. Changing federal, state or local compliance mandates are handed down every week. A company's reputation can suffer with one click of an unsatisfied customer's post on social media. And then there are all the problems that tie directly to IT, such as network breaches, productivity logjams and data loss. To pinpoint... Read More »

CIO Helps Prepare the Classroom of the Future

The CIO of Columbia University's Teachers College helps put the right infrastructure in place to ensure the school is prepared for the future.

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When Executives Ignore Security Policies

A new study finds that a surprisingly high percentage of IT executives—45 percent—knowingly circumvent organizational security policies, and many have even successfully hacked their own or another organization. IT decision-makers between the ages of 18 and 44 demonstrate a "much more cavalier" toward IT security than those over age 45. "It was alarming to see such a high... Read More »

Setting the Right Tone for Risk Management

Without one person in an organization responsible for managing third-party risk, companies face a serious barrier to achieving effective third-party risk management, according to a new study. The study, "Tone at the Top and Third-Party Risk," was conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Shared Assessments, a member-driven, industry-standard body specializing in third-party risk... Read More »

The Essential Requirements of a Digital CIO

What's the difference between "yesterday's CIO" and the modern-day digital one? Digital CIOs maintain a higher profile in the corporate board room, where board members have raised their expectations of IT performance and the delivery of new, business-benefiting innovation, according to a recent survey from BT. The resulting "Read More »

Brown University's CIO Touts the Digital Classroom

Ravi Pendse is a CIO who also teaches students, and his quest to make Brown University a leader in tech use has shaped how technology anchors the digital classroom. 

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