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CIOs learn to curb cloud waste
The Wall Street Journal
Cloud software frees CIOs from having to pour money and staff into maintaining servers and storage systems. But renting computer power can be far more complex than picking a partner and flipping a switch, say executives who have made the transition, as the WSJ reported recently.
Why your company's next CEO is not your current CIO
"It's likely that your company's next CEO is currently a CIO," The Wall Street Journal announced recently. In explaining why it changed the 27-year-old section name "Marketplace" to "Business & Tech," the Journal declared that "every business is a technology business." It predicted that "algorithms will increasingly guide nearly every function in the modern enterprise," resulting in the elevation of CIOs everywhere and "valuations for Silicon Valley start-ups that march ever higher."
This is all wrong. Here's why.
Why improving emotional IQs makes for better IT leaders
Hiring and retaining talent is becoming a priority as CIOs struggle to find and retain top talent. Raising the emotional IQ of your IT leaders is one big step towards creating a culture where people want to work.
GoPro CIO prepares to rein in rogue IT
The Wall Street Journal
Weeks into his job as GoPro Inc. first CIO, Tony Young is sorting out the myriad cloud applications purchased by the wearable-camera maker's business units over the years. One goal is to introduce governance to a company that runs almost entirely on cloud software. But longer term, Young hopes to lay the foundation for new analytics systems as GoPro evolves from a device-maker to a big data company.
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How to make the accomplishments of young people count
By Betty Boyd
Developing the leaders of the future can be a difficult task, especially as young people enter the labor force. In today's environment, we need to figure out how to make a young person's accomplishments count when they are working alongside older leadership. Is there a struggle in your organization about the future of your younger workers? Here are some tips for the older leadership to help grow their younger workers.
The CIO can't afford ignorance of big data tech
The enterprise is awash in big data projects. That doesn't mean, however, that the CIO knows much about them.
In fact, though IT leaders are quick to affirm that big data is alive and well within their firewalls, they are equally fast to display complete ignorance of how this data is being stored and processed, as a new SnapLogic survey suggests.
The top 10 strategic CIO issues for 2015
Throughout 2014, the CIO profession was subjected to a baffling series of apocalyptic forecasts and dire predictions that have proven to be laughably wrong.
Where did all these distortions and misperceptions about the stewards of IT strategy and execution come from?
Adidas CIO plays to win at digital marketing
Forget the territorial battles being fought at other companies between marketing and technology executives. At renowned athletic gear maker Adidas Group, the digital marketing approach is built on a real alliance between the two disciplines.
How a university's data center overhaul makes a green impact
University of Cambridge's recent data center consolidation aims to reduce the university's carbon footprint as well as centralize resources, management and monitoring.
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