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Why your company should consider adding a CIO to the board
Forbes
When you look up the boards of prominent companies, they are typically littered with CEOs of other businesses. The reasons are obvious. The experience of CEOs of other businesses are relevant, and the advice that they can offer is likely to be the kind that will help augment revenue and/or cut costs as appropriate because no executive in any company thinks as much about these considerations as do the CEOs. The roles that have been the breeding grounds of CEOs, namely CFOs, COOs, and business unit heads have also been board members for the same reasons.
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Target CIO Jacob resigns following data breach
ZDNet
Target Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob has reportedly resigned as the company moves to recover from a series of data breaches. The news, reported by the Associated Press, comes as Target is trying to restore trust in the company's security processes and procedures. Target saw a sales drop off after as many as personal data for as many as 110 million accounts may have been breached.
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CIO roundtable: The changing face of security
CIO
Security is a top agenda item for CIOs — but the landscape is changing. New trends and technologies are serving as both an enabler and a hindrance to business, and striking the right balance means executive teams must reassess their risk appetite. IT leaders gathered recently to discuss the future of security, how to develop a cohesive working relationship between IT and security teams, and the human side of security considerations.
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How unemployed CIOs can survive the dark days
ITworld
You got fired. You were laid off. You resigned. However it happened, you're out of work. What happens next can decide how the next several years go for you, and for your family. For some IT executives, the job hunt can be long and arduous. In 2009, as world economies sank into recession, Mark Stone spent six months looking for a new post after jewelry chain Zale eliminated the CIO position.
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Should the CIO report to the CMO?
CMSWire
It was the "wow" moment of the business conference. Meghan Walsh, senior director of eCommerce Platform System Management for Marriott International, told the Gilbane Conference in Boston in December that the CIO reports to the CMO at her organization. "Ooh." "Aah," came murmurs from the crowd. Well into 2014 now, the topic of CIO and CMO is still a hot one. Do people believe it's an effective C-suite strategy? Depends on who you ask and what type of organization it is, information technology and marketing executives told CMSWire.
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Business walls tumble, CIOs face agility test
InformationWeek
The biggest buzz out of the Consumer Electronics Show in January wasn't about dazzling smartphones or tablets. Cars stole the headlines. General Motors touted its plans to build 4G high-speed broadband into its vehicles. Audi, Hyundai, Honda, and GM announced their "Open Auto Alliance" with Google and chipmaker Nvidia. Audi took reporters on rides in its Piloted Driving prototype. BMW demonstrated it could control its new i3 electric car via Bluetooth, using Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The automakers' starring role at CES 2014 was but a ripple on the surface of a much deeper trend: Technology is obliterating the boundaries between major industries and tearing down the walls between traditional business functions. CIOs must adapt.
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A CIO who masters disasters
Computerworld
On his 50th birthday, John Halamka, the CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, was eating cake, surrounded by his senior staff. Then his second-in-command came in with "some" news. A physician had gone to the Apple Store and returned with a MacBook. He used the laptop to download email and then left the office. When he returned, the new MacBook was gone. On it was a spreadsheet embedded in a PowerPoint presentation with information on 3,900 patients — data for which the hospital was responsible.
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4 ways businesses use free Wi-Fi to better serve customers
CIO
Wi-Fi may be a given in some areas of our lives — like our offices and our homes — but savvy businesses are also adding free Wi-Fi access to make visiting their locations a better experience. They use it to offer discounts and product information to customers, help students and visitors work during their downtime or turn waiting time into productive time — and, maybe, an enticement to come back.
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