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Complimentary APC webinar: Tips and Tales from the Trenches of IT Contracting
SIM
Join us for a webinar presented by Matt Mousley, specialist in IT legal issues at Duane Morris LLP. He will explain how senior IT executives can successfully navigate through IT procurement. Matt will discuss current business issues, the legal context for these issues, and recommended strategies for working through them when negotiating agreements. He will share insights and lessons learned from personal experiences representing clients on both sides of IT procurement.
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6 IT workforce predictions for 2015
CIO
2015 promises to be a banner year for IT workers as the unemployment rate continues to plummet, salaries increase and organizations double down on retention and engagement strategies. CIO.com asked experts to predict the biggest trends, technology and strategies that will make an impact on hiring and recruiting in 2015.
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Data centers, biometrics and a new CIO for DIA
FCW
Retiring Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., blocked a bid to expedite passage of energy legislation that would establish new metrics for measuring energy use in federal data centers. The House passed the measure, 375-36, in March. It includes a provision, from a stand-alone bill by Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., that focuses on federal IT.
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6 characteristics of strategic CIOs
Forbes
Peter High writes: "During the course of writing 'Implementing World Class IT Strategy,' I had the great pleasure of speaking with and collaborating with a great number of the best strategic chief information officers in the United States. Each was a savvy technologist, but there were a variety of other skills that each possessed that seemed to be the key to enabling them to drive strategic change on behalf of the companies that they are a part of."
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Caterpillar's new CIO has a finance background
The Wall Street Journal
Caterpillar Inc. tapped Julie Lagacy, a 26-year veteran of the company, to be its chief information officer and lead its global information services division. She will report to Brad Halverson, group president and chief financial officer. Lagacy, who previously served as vice president of the financial services division, is one of an increasing number of CIOs who come from non-technical backgrounds. It's the result of information technology becoming more integrated with the rest of the business, said Bobby Cameron, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research. As such, it's important to have a CIO who has a good grasp of business fundamentals and is not only a technologist.
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Data breaches on the rise: How to prevent a breach
By Paul Starkman
Part I of this series addresses a few of the causes, consequences and some practical mitigation against leaks. Part II focuses on additional essential elements that can be effective to supporting a security-breach prevention plan. A proactive plan to carry out a strategic security-breach prevention plan is vital to quickly and successfully identifying and stopping the leak in its tracks and minimizing the potential damage to the company.
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2014: The year of the CIO reshuffle
The Age
This year has seen a string of Australian chief information officers saying "so long, farewell" to their employers. What's the reason for this changing of the guard and will 2015 bring a further flurry of departures from the executive floor? Highest profile resignation of the year was Commonwealth Bank's $4 million-a-year CIO Michael Harte, who left mid-year for a role as chief technology officer with Barclays Bank in London. He was succeeded by internal hire David Whiteing.
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Is your brain trying to sabotage your CIO career?
CIO
CIOs are the latest up-and-coming leaders in the C-suite. The modern CIO knows that being able to communicate the business benefits of IT is a key skill. Of course, any leadership role is challenging, but there's a particular reason why most CIOs have it harder than their C-suite colleagues. Quite simply: Your brain is in the way.
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