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CIOs Asserting More Control Over the Cloud

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Has your company seen a move to the IT department taking control of the cloud? It’s only recently that business departments are ceding the decision making to where it most logically belongs: under the CIO. “In the early days of the cloud computing it was routine for tech executives to admit that they had little […]

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Basic Beliefs of Effective CIOs

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Here’s an interesting question: what are your beliefs as a CIO? Not your religious beliefs but your professional beliefs. What are you doing to build yourself as well as those who work for you? That’s an issue pondered by Gary Davenport, president of the CIO Association of Canada. He writes in a blog post at […]

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Do Chief Data Officers Encroach on CIOs?

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There’s an ongoing belief by some that the role of chief data officer competes with, and some say usurps, the chief information officer in some organizations. Yet three CDOs recently offered effusive support for their CIOs. According to a post at TechTarget.com, three CDOs from KeyBank, Nationwide Insurance and Seattle Children’s Hospital spoke in favor […]

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Developer Talent May Already Be on Your Payroll

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A lot of companies are investing a lot of money looking for developers. It’s a good time to be a developer but not a good time to be an employer. Matt Assay, a columnist for TechRepublic.com, thinks he has the solution. He says, ” … smart companies not only invest more in recruiting developers, but […]

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Symposium Explores Maximizing IT's Business Value

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The MIT CIO Symposium, held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in May, has started releasing articles and video from the conference. The first, from an afternoon breakout session, tackles the issue of how CIOs can maximize and communicate the business value of IT. The session was called “Maximizing and Communicating the Business Value of […]

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Top Certifications Can Reduce Employee Turnover

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CIOs face the challenge of having an engaged staff but also a well compensated one. Helping employees achieve certifications that benefit your organization as well as your employees could help reduce turnover and make your IT department more productive. Global Knowledge and Penton conducted their 2014 IT Skills and Salary Survey (pdf). It identified 15 […]

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Questions Asked About HP's Cloud Computing

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HP is a relative latecomer to the cloud computing universe. That naturally raises questions about its ability to compete in an increasingly crowded field. As reported at SearchCloudComputing.com, “HP has found new energy in its efforts to be a top-tier player in the cloud business over the past few months with the addition of its […]

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Walgreens CIO Faces Big Challenges

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Walgreens CIO Timothy Theriault has a huge task ahead of him: cutting $1 billion in operating costs at the nation’s largest drug retailing chain. His role becomes prominent in the wake of Walgreen’s acquisition of Boots, a British pharmacy chain. As Forbes.com reported, “Walgreens is attempting to cut a staggering $1 billion from its operating […]

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No Respect for CIOs Study Finds

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“No respect, no respect at all,” the late Rodney Dangerfield used as his comedic mantra. Now, CIOs are not feeling the love either a new study finds. Forrester Research, according to the Wall Street Journal blog CIO Journal, has determined that CIOs are perceived as being revenue drainers instead of revenue boosters. Those self-appointed saviors […]

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Former CIO Suggests Firing CIOs To Benefit Others

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Shakespeare penned the line, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers,” in his play Henry VI. A former CIO of United Airlines isn’t proposing mass execution but he does put forth this radical concept: fire your CIO. Writing at VentureBeat.com, Eric Dean, corporate vice president of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and […]