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    Juniper CEO: From CIO to CEO in 3 steps
    The Wall Street Journal
    CIOs who want to become CEO may find a useful model in the career path carved by Shaygan Kheradpir, who in January became CEO of networking equipment maker Juniper Networks Inc. Kheradpir joined the company after three years as chief operating officer at Barclays PLC. Prior to that, he spent 11 years as Verizon Communications Inc.'s first CIO. CIO Journal caught up with Kheradpir at the New York Stock Exchange, where he was on hand to ring the closing bell, celebrating 15 years since Juniper went public. So how did he climb the corporate ladder in the three companies?
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    What kind of CIOs will millennials make?
    Remember the adage, "No one ever got fired for buying IBM"? You can bet millennials don't. In fact, they like the energy of startups run by young people like themselves, according to a recent survey. Expect the CIO of the future to take a much different approach to tech decisions.
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    3 things CIOs should know about cyber-security
    CIO Insight
    At the Information Security Forum, we know that cyber-security is a key business priority as organizations become progressively more digital and cyber-threats grow, both in number and sheer sophistication. With the explosion of today's digital age, cyber-security is one of the principal issues CIOs. In order to be successful, CIOs must prepare themselves for an always developing cyber-security threat landscape and, with the help of the C-suite, develop a proactive strategy to prepare their organization for today's omnipresent dangers.
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    Is Home Depot the new Target of data breaches? Cybercriminals don't want fame and fortune
    Another Target-size data breach could be in the making, as Home Depot recently announced that it is investigating the potential compromise of credit card and debit card data on an unspecified number of customers. But while Home Depot has been skimpy on details so far, all 2,200 Home Depot stores in the U.S. could be affected by the breach, according to an article at Computerworld.
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    Introducing generation Z
    Human Resource Executive Online
    The first definitive study on the next generation to enter the workforce — those under 20 and still in school — shows them more rooted in reality and more eager to work hard than their predecessors.
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    In Napa quake, power surges led to PC damage
    The recent 6.0 earthquake in Napa County, California, caused power surges that may have led to much of the damage to computers in homes and small businesses, according to computer technicians in Napa. The quake was violent enough to cause partial building collapses, move furniture and toss PCs from desks, cracking screens and damaging hard drives. It also disrupted power, and may have sent large electric loads to homes and business, overwhelming surge protectors.
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    Future of work: 5 trends for CIOs
    Today's business landscape is different from what most organizations are used to operating in. Five trends have come together to form a perfect storm that has caused disruption across all industries. These trends — which include social business, big data analytics, and the millennial workforce, among others — have forced an "adapt or disappear" scenario for CIOs. Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, says that technology has reached the second half of the chessboard — or that the rate of change and growth is now exponential.
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    5 things to know about remote and virtual teams
    CIO Insight
    Over the last few years, remote and virtual teams have emerged from the corporate shadows to become a regular component of the workplace. The question is no longer whether to use these teams but how, where and when. CIOs increasingly find themselves at the center of this equation. The intersection of technology and business processes determines the success of an initiative — as well as how agile and fast an enterprise can respond to ever-changing conditions and market trends. Here are five things that every CIO should focus on.
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