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Leadership qualities of CIOs who do big things
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CIO Jim Whalen has been a people pleaser for as long as he can remember. More often associated with the female gender — and frequently called out as a trait that needs fixing — it can be assumed that people pleasing rarely tops the list of the leadership qualities of powerful business executives. That doesn't seem to have slowed down Whalen, who oversees IT strategy at Boston Properties Inc. that was founded by mogul Mortimer Zuckerman and specializes in the kind of marquee office buildings that ooze machismo. More

Invest in cloud skills or risk marginalisation, CIOs warned
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CIOs have been urged to invest in the processes and skills to manage cloud services effectively — or risk being marginalized by the rest of the business. Analyst group, Gartner, warned that IT departments were in danger of losing the initiative over cloud as other parts of the business start buying-in public cloud services directly. More

How to scare off your best IT people
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Another talent war is shaping up for 2013, especially for highly skilled people. Demand for tech skills in particular is on the rise, according to 71 percent of the respondents to a recent InformationWeek survey. Attracting the best and the brightest is hard enough without shooting ourselves in the foot. And we regularly do that in two ways. More

Mobile ranked 2nd on CIOs' priority lists
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Mobile technologies ranked second among CIOs' top 10 technology priorities for 2013. The first priority was analytics and business intelligence solutions, according to the latest Gartner executive program survey. The survey shows that CIOs' agendas are dominated by digital technologies, and CIOs see these technologies as disrupting business fundamentally over the next 10 years. More

10 top CIO priorities from Wall Street Journal's 'CIO Network'
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In yet another indication that the demise of the CIO has been exaggerated more than a little, the venerable Wall Street Journal recently staged its first event aimed at business-technology leaders, out of which came an extensive list of priorities CIOs should pursue. Because "CIOs now devise sales systems that connect the business to customers, R&D networks that link talent worldwide, and data tracking that guides complex supply chains," as the Journal wrote, they need to be not only tech visionaries but also culture shapers, disruption wranglers, corporate strategists, talent magnets and more. More

Enterprise software wars: 5 points of advice for CIOs
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Enterprise software, long a complex domain only of interest to specialists, has become the darling of venture-capital investors and startups. This post presents context and concludes with advice for CIOs on navigating the changing enterprise software landscape. More

Lessons from going global with Google
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The decision by global HR firm Randstad, to migrate to Google from its on-premise Exchange and Lotus Notes servers should raise a few questions for CIOs considering the cloud. Randstad is a global firm which holds personal data, yet it has chosen to implement Google in the cloud over on-premise email. More

How to avoid online reputation management nightmares
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Don't let a few bad reviews or one negative article ruin your reputation with online customers. These three case studies feature companies that faced online reputation challenges, with a look at the results they achieved and the lessons they learned along the way. More


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