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How CIOs and CMOs Can Work Together Better

The CIO-CMO relationship is one of the worst in the C-suite, according to a new study by PwC. Its "6th Annual Digital IQ Survey" finds that only 51 percent of respondents say this critical C-level relationship is strong. These companies are at a marked disadvantage as those with strong C-suite partnerships are 2.4 times more likely to be top performers. "Many consumer-facing industries show... Read More »

Are You a Micromanager?

The majority of U.S. employees say they have worked for a micromanager, according to a new survey from Accountemps. While such domineering practices were acceptable for prior generations, they're considered a major professional liability today. This is especially true for CIOs, given the independent nature of IT employees and... Read More »

10 Emerging IT Techniques, Tools and Platforms

As a CIO, you're likely more focused on the proverbial big picture with respect to how IT can best support business strategies. Still, you need to stay abreast of the wealth of new tech tools, techniques and platforms which are building a buzz among your employees. After all, not only will you earn techie points for recognizing the assortment of emerging lingo referencing IT approaches and... Read More »

Potential Problems Lurking in Private Clouds

Companies are increasingly turning to private clouds to run their mission-critical applications. But many are leaving their cloud performance subject to chance, according to a new survey from Continuity Software. A surprisingly large number do not test private cloud availability, findings show, and the majority do not have a... Read More »

CIOs Focused on Filling Key IT Positions

While they're not experiencing the boom times of the 1990s, CIOs are generally upbeat about hiring prospects for the rest of the year, according to a new survey from Robert Half Technology. The accompanying "Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report" report reveals that more CIOs plan to increase staffing... Read More »

IT Pros: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

As IT has become integrated into businesses and is no longer considered a department of antisocial nerds, IT professionals are seeking ways to learn business skills. But many IT pros think that to get them, or to advance their career, they must leave their present company. A new study, "Hello, I Must Be Going: Hard Facts on Soft Skills," by Read More »

Digital Projects Face Critical Tipping Point

CIOs and other top executives are transitioning their digital strategies from revving up mode to active enterprise deployment, according to a new survey from McKinsey & Company. The report, titled "The Digital Tipping Point," indicates that the majority of CIOs, CEOs and CMOs are now involved with digital projects. And a significant... Read More »

The Black Hats Keep Striking

Cybercriminals are expanding their targets and their means of attack, according to Trend Micro's Q1 report, "Cybercrime Hits the Unexpected." Among the developments: New and modified online banking malware continues to thrive, striking different targets in Q1 2014. Likewise, mobile malware and high-risk apps are on a five-year streak and broke the 2 million barrier, the report notes. Lastly,... Read More »

Employees Losing Faith in Organizational Leaders

While the majority of employees still trust their organizational leaders to make good decisions, this sentiment is clearly on the decline, according to a recent survey from Randstad U.S. It doesn't help that most professionals do not feel their managers encourage them to share their ideas and opinions, and that only a... Read More »

Digital, Mobile to Dominate Marketing Efforts

Before the decade's end, you may find your IT department merging with marketing, according to a recent survey from Accenture. The vast majority of global marketing executives say that the next five years represents a critical period for a digital transformation—one that will depend upon an increase in capabilities such as analytics. However, an equally dominant share of these... Read More »

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