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Chicago business leader gives inspirational talk at SIM's Regional Leadership Forum
Marketwired
Tom LaMantia, managing director, Magenium Solutions, gave an invited talk on the topic of managerial leadership at the Society for Informational Management's Regional Leadership Forum that took place in Chicago on July 16. LaMantia's talk was titled "Chaos of Me" and was centered on taking complex leadership and managerial problems and identifying unique solutions.
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Top CIOs embrace the need for speed
CIO
"There's no such thing as too fast." Does that sound like a CIO to you? Didn't think so. The business world views CIOs as more tortoise than hare, as leaders of the slow-and-steady IT crowd. The designated drivers, making sure the sales and marketing guys get home safely. Well, time to rethink that stereotype.
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How can CMOs and CIOs develop a 'power partnership'?
Forbes
Forbes contributor Kimberly Whitler writes: "As the second article (click here for the first article) in a series investigating how firms can create a stronger CMO-CIO partnership, I interviewed two CMO-CIO pairs to get different perspectives on the topic. The first pair interviewed was Dan Pingree and Michael Moore, the head of marketing and IT respectively, from Moosejaw Mountaineering. The second pair interviewed was Nancy Costopulos and Bob Panger, the CMO and CIO from the American Marketing Association, one of the largest marketing associations in the world. The objective of the interviews was to understand how the steps CMOs and CIOs can take to better develop a strong partnership."
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Today's CIO needs to be the chief innovation officer
Harvard Business Review
Enterprise IT as we have known it is rapidly becoming obsolete, and the traditional role of the CIO is increasingly irrelevant. As game-changing technologies transform every business process, they also give us the ability to create new products and services that were impossible just a few years ago. Therefore, the CIO's role must shift from protecting and defending the status quo to embracing and extending new innovative capabilities.
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Using the cloud to increase business productivity
CFO World
To be competitive, dynamic and successful, business policy makers need engaged and highly productive employees executing on goals that are aligned with the organization's strategic objectives. Also, smart business leaders should ensure that technology is leveraged to drive and enhance productivity. Using technology to maximize your business productivity creates the platform to fully realize business success. So, how does the business owner and executive increase their business’s productivity and keep employees happy and motivated at the same time?
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DIRECTV CIO on getting IT to recover from fear of failure
Forbes
In many companies today, IT is embedded in all functions and activities. When the business landscape changes rapidly, as is the case with DIRECTV, IT needs to innovate, introduce new tools and applications, and service the on-going IT needs of the business, all with unprecedented speed. Compounding the problem is that rapid change in the business environment means that the business does not always have a full grasp of what is required, what kind of functionality it expects the IT team to deliver.
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CIOs and IT staff learn from unusual mentoring program
CIO
A newly formed IT leadership team recently gathered on a retreat. Asked what legacy they wished to leave, the team members spoke of the value they wanted to add by implementing state-of-the-art information systems and by enabling business-model changes. Speaking last, the CIO turned to his team and said, "You are my legacy."
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No business is too small for hackers
Fox Small Business
Whether it's a state sponsored cyber war, a hactivist or your run of the mill hacker, small-business owners have to be prepared if their computer resources go down. Most small businesses would survive a halt in operations for a short period of time, but if they can't access the Internet or client data for an extended amount of time it could mean the end of the business entirely.
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CIO concerns over security obstructing enterprise mobility
Help Net Security
Despite a clear understanding of the benefits and drivers from the end-user community, companies have not mobilized many applications — and a large percentage are delaying full deployment of enterprise apps on mobile devices due to concerns around cost, complexity and security.
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