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CIOs Should 'Own' Digital Business Technologies

CIOs should decide how to position their organization in relation to emerging digital business technologies, like the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, wearable technology and robotics, according to a new Gartner report titled "How CIOs Need to Think About Business Digital Technologies." IT organizations are used to owning and supporting back-office technologies—in contrast to... Read More »

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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CIOs and CMOs Are Aligning on Tech Strategies

CIOs are increasingly working with CMOs to create better ways for technology to support customer-benefiting initiatives, according to a new survey from Accenture. The accompanying report, titled "Cutting Across the CMO-CIO Divide: Digital Drives a New Wave of Collaboration," reveals that nearly seven of 10 CIOs believe that IT is a... Read More »

What to do When a Data Breach Occurs

Data breaches are inevitable these days, which is why having a well-defined incident response plan and team in place is a necessity.

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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 a Security Company Zapped Zombie Zero

A security company has discovered Chinese malware, called Zombie Zero, which attacks shipping companies through handheld scanners used to track shipped inventory. The malware has hit a large manufacturing company as well as seven customers that use handheld scanners. The security company that made the Zombie Zero discovery is TrapX, formerly... 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 »

A Key to Innovation

To take innovation to a new level, you need to harness information technology in a way that actually simplifies things and produces real-world results for real people.

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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 »

Millennials, Gen X Express Strong Job Satisfaction

Millennials and (to a lesser degree) Gen Xers sometimes get saddled with an "over-entitled and under-worked" label. But CIOs and other managers should know that this may be a mistaken impression. The vast majority of employees under age 45, in fact, feels valued by their organization, and is savoring the daily satisfaction of a job well done, according to new survey findings from Read More »

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