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11 Unusual Requests From Bosses

You've probably heard about bosses who ask support staff to pick up their dry cleaning, or set up restaurant reservations for them (and not for business-related occasions either). And perhaps you've occasionally felt guilty about asking these valued employees to do something that would be "beneath" your IT team members. If so, you may not feel so badly after reading the following list of 11... Read More »

IT Emerges as Key Business Player

CIOs and their IT teams are proving their worth to CEOs as leading strategic contributors to their organization's success, according to a new survey from Modis IT Staffing. After all, with IT demonstrating ROI-impacting results now with regard to cloud, mobile and big data analytics deployments, it would be difficult for CEOs to disregard how... Read More »

Employees Frequently Indulge in Tech Distractions

Constant connectivity is demolishing the wall which once stood firm between one's work time and "me time." With the dominance of bring your own device, professionals don't hesitate to use their gadgets in the office to call family and friends, check personal emails, post on their social networks or even play games, according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Ricoh... Read More »

11 Ways to 'Game Plan' for Big Data

By now, CIOs realize that there's potentially endless value in big data. The road to analytics deployment, however, is lined with many pitfalls, as seven of 10 of these initiatives fail to achieve their anticipated value, research findings reveal. Clearly, any success here depends upon a number of variables—including many that have little to do with technology. It's safe to say, in... Read More »

Cloud Enthusiasm Hits Near-Universal Levels

Momentum for cloud deployment is reaching full-throttle levels, according to a new survey report from Evolve IP. The accompanying report, titled "Cloud of Dreams: The Adoption of Cloud Services—2014," reveals that an immense majority of tech employees and leaders feel the cloud represents the very future of IT. Most have already launched cloud services, and nearly as many intend to... Read More »

Top Staffing Challenges for CIOs

While CIOs would love to hire new staffers, nearly seven of 10 say they're struggling with limitations in terms of the quantity and quality of available tech talent, with one of four CIOs indicating that the shortage is "significant," according to research. And once CIOs successfully recruit talented IT professionals, they find it difficult to keep them from leaving. With this in mind, the... Read More »

SIM IT Trends: Tomorrow Will Be Faster Than Today

The role of CIOs and IT organizations is increasingly business oriented, and successful CIOs will need people skills—not technical smarts—to succeed in the workplace.

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Nine Astonishing Facts About 3D Printing

While it's a relatively emerging technology, 3D printing is already revolutionizing the very concept of how we make things. Also known as "additive manufacturing" and rooted in a process known as stereolithography, 3D printing is expected to explode into a multibillion dollar, global market before the end of this decade. Even better, the pricing for these machines is expected to take a big... Read More »

11 Challenges for Today's CIO

The 21st Century will be remembered as a highly transitional time for CIOs—for better and worse. On the positive side, there are more opportunities than ever to ascend to a senior leadership role. But there's also much at stake as CIOs have to advance the capabilities of tech within an environment of relentless, disruptive change—all while... Read More »

How to Develop Talent for Large IT Projects

Large IT projects deliver 56 percent less value than their organizations project, according to a new survey report from McKinsey & Company. And the vast majority of large IT projects go over budget, findings show. Beyond funding and available tech tools, however, the success or failure of these projects is highly dependent upon the... Read More »

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