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9 Tips for Tech Project Success

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Managing tech projects to a successful conclusion takes the best contributions from all the members of the team creating the project, but it also takes an aware and thoughtful project manager to bring that best out of everyone.  In this article we will share some ideas for how to make your next (or current!) tech […]

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Is CIO’s Job Becoming Tougher?

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What’s your experience as a CIO? Is your job becoming more difficult? There are some that believe it is – and probably not for all the reasons you thought. Samuel Greengard’s book, The Internet of Things (MIT Press), will be released in the spring of 2015.He tackled the issue of increasing difficulty for CIOs at […]

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How CIOs Can Make Themselves Financially Relevant

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Here’s an interesting question to ponder: what role do CIOs play in generating revenue for their companies? It’s no longer fashionable to see information technology as solely a drain on the bottom line but how do chief information officers be seen as revenue producers? It’s a question explored by Abbie Lundberg at her blog Lundberg […]

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Is It Time to Hire a Chief Security Officer?

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Online security is obviously a pressing issue for any company big or small. There are constant threats to your security. GE’s CIO says her networks face up to “eight million scans a day from terrorists looking for vulnerability in their computer system.” That’s why GE has a chief security officer. Maybe it’s time to consider […]

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Are Your Employees Too Tired to Work Effectively?

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There’s a new survey that finds almost half of American workers are making mistakes at work because they are tired. Are you finding that to be a problem in the technical field? Are costly mistakes being made by too-tired workers? According to a new workplace survey commissioned by Red Bull and Glassdoor, a jobs and […]

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Top Mistakes To Avoid as a CIO

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So, you have just been promoted to CIO or you’ve been on the job a few years. Either way, there probably mistakes you are or are going to make that are avoidable. Here are some of the top mistakes you can avoid in your role and become a stronger CIO. TechRepublic.com addressed the issue recently. […]

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Listen To Ideas That Come from Below You in the Food Chain

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There’s an interesting article in the January/February 2015 issue of The Harvard Business Review with practical advice on selling your ideas up the chain of command. Make sure you share this takeaway to get started: organizations don’t prosper unless managers in the middle ranks identify and promote the need for change. Sure, the article is […]

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Creating Digital Literacy for Business Executives

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Here’s an interesting idea. Want to sell your technology needs to your CEO, CFO and other decision makers? It might help to create a corporate version of “Understanding IT for Dummies.” OK, so you’re obviously going to call it that, but you might want to get around to creating an executive digital literacy program. Don’t […]

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Neiman Marcus Hire Part of Increasing Trend of CISOs

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The announcement that Neiman Marcus has hired its first chief information security officer, or CISO, suggests a growing trend in this area. More organizations are using the position in the wake of massive data breaches. The Wall Street Journal says Sarah Hendrickson joins the Texas-based retailer from Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, where she also […]