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Top Concerns of Today's CIOs

CIOs have a lot on their minds these days: Their CEOs and other C-suite colleagues are constantly pushing them to come up with the Next Great Disruptive Innovation, while their CFOs are telling them to keep spending in check. Their organization's employees are introducing an assortment of new devices and applications to the... Read More »

Ten Traits Effective CIOs Have in Common

There's an awful lot of talk these days about the changing role of the CIO–and that's a good thing. As the authoritative voice of the IT department, CIOs no longer are dismissively perceived as merely keepers of the infrastructure. Nor are they confined to an operational “keep the buses running on schedule” role anymore. For certain, they're actively involved with whether... Read More »

Ten Job Interview Deal Killers

A bad hire can take a big bite out of your budget. The average cost of a failed hiring decision equates to 30% of the staffer's first-year potential earnings, according to industry research. Two-thirds of employers say they've experienced negative effects of bad hires, with 37% saying the situation lowered department morale while 18% indicate that it harmed client relationships. In addition,... Read More »

What CEOs Expect From IT Investment

CEOs no longer perceive of tech operations as some esoteric organizational function that they can keep at a distance. In fact, the majority of corporate leaders believe IT plays an essential role in making strategic decisions, according to a recent survey from PwC. Its "18th Annual Global CEO Survey" report... Read More »

Non-Tech Skills to Look for in Tech Workers

As a CIO, you want your IT employees to command a high level of hard skills–specifically their tech experience and know-how, as demonstrated by certifications, degrees and work history. But how much attention do you pay to the less tangible soft skills and traits that still prove so critical? Soft skills cover a wide range of essentials relating to communications, team work, creativity... Read More »

San Francisco Giants’ CIO Pitches Innovation

Innovation is a core value for not only the San Francisco Giants’ IT division but the entire organization, and the ball club leverages technology to find success.

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How to Conduct an Effective ‘Stay’ Interview

Voluntary turnover among employees is now averaging more than 10 percent a year, and the cost of replacing a professional these days amounts to between six and nine months' worth of his or her salary, according to industry research. In other words, the stakes are high when it comes to retention. That's why CIOs and other managers are increasingly turning to what's called the "stay... Read More »

How CIOs Transform Companies Into Digital Leaders

The vision for getting the most out of technology in the business is often elusive for members of leadership teams, and CIOs have stepped up to the challenge.

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How Generations Approach the Workplace Differently

There's a general consensus that Millennials approach technology and work in a significantly different way than Gen X and Baby Boomers. They have grown up with technology, they are comfortable with it and they have been shaped by very different circumstances than their older colleagues. With about 79.8 million Millennials in the United States, they also represent the fastest growing... Read More »

Four Steps to Becoming a Better Leader

The former CEO of a multibillion dollar health care company shares his thoughts on values, ethics and having an impact on the next generation of leaders.

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