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The Evolving Role of the IT Organization

While most IT organizations aspire to play a strategic role when it comes to consulting with the business, there may come a day when that is its only primary function. A new survey of 1,300 senior IT leaders conducted by Vanson Bourne on... Read More »

Inside the NIST Framework to Improve Cybersecurity

President Obama's Executive Order 13636, "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity," issued a year ago, established U.S. policy for maintaining a cyber environment that encourages "efficiency, innovation, and economic prosperity while promoting safety, security, business confidentiality, privacy, and civil liberties." The Order calls for a voluntary, risk-based cybersecurity... Read More »

Assessing Current and Emerging Cyber-Threats

Security expert Steve Durbin discusses nation-state espionage and the dangers lurking in cyberspace, and urges organizations to become cyber resilient.

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Execs Confronted With Worker Performance Issues

CIOs, organizational leadership and other senior executives are finding it difficult to drive their employees to peak performance levels, according to a recent survey, "Corporate Executives' Views on Leadership, Employee Performance & Innovation," conducted by Harris Interactive for Gap International, a global management... Read More »

IT Worker Confidence Remains Strong

IT employees are decidedly optimistic about their careers—as well as the future of their organizations, according to a new survey from Randstad Technologies. Their overall confidence is high, and they're more self-assured when it comes to finding a new job should they explore the open market. Fortunately for CIOs, however,... Read More »

The Three Attitudes of a Disciplined IT Department

To be trusted, IT organizations should focus on the customer experience, communicate proactively and effectively, and choose adaptability over rigor.

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How to Create a Tech-Friendly Office Space

We've often written about the extensive efforts—usually involving compensation, benefits and career-advancement opportunities—that CIOs and other organizational managers are making to recruit and retain in-demand tech talent. But how much thought have you put into the actual physical environment of your offices? Sure, you may not consider workplace décor among your core... Read More »

Translating IT Speak Into Business Speak

To communicate effectively, it's incumbent for CIOs to talk about every technology initiative in terms of its business benefit and value.

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Sustainability 2.0: The CSO's Role Keeps Growing

As sustainability gains more prominence in the enterprise, the role of the chief sustainability officer has steadily evolved.

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How to Prepare Your Organization for a Disaster

Disasters arrive in many ways—from tornados to floods to ice storms to blizzards to wildfires to mudslides. (Not to mention those garden-variety power outages.) Frequently, they're not easy to anticipate, so organizations must be prepared for anything in advance. The stakes are high: 43 percent of companies that experience a major data loss do not reopen, according to industry... Read More »

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