CIOs

Jumping the Curve: Switching from Old to New Technology (Video)

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To be a great IT leader you need to move your department — and the entire organization — away from old systems into new systems. How do you bring people there? What opportunities, competitive edges, and efficiencies will your new system bring? Can you champion the cause and handle the bumps and bruises you’ll receive along the way? The old story of doing more with less is now assumed, says Thornton May, Dean and Executive Director of the IT Leadership… continue…

How to Manage What’s Next – From 6 Top CIOs

Lately, the question CIOs and IT departments ask is how do I do more with less? Most of this is a response to the downturn in the economy. It’s been echoed at past CIO Boot Camps held at Interop, a conference on information technology held multiple times a year all around the world. This year, at Interop in Las Vegas, I attended the latest bug juice-induced CIO Boot Camp where the theme had changed to how can I manage for what’s… continue…

DiceTV: CIOs Want to Hire People Like This (Video)

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CIOs are responsible for anticipating the future and hiring the right staff to help their company succeed. Here’s a look at their current hiring priorities and the specific skill sets they’re looking for. I’m Cat Miller and this is DiceTV. CIOs are looking for innovative developers who can weave social, mobile and collaborative technology features into their designs. Some developers will be responsible for attracting new customers and generating revenue with sexy mobile apps and Web sites. Others will be… continue…

Innovation Means Business Results, CIOs Say

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Two hundred CIOs were asked by InformationWeek, “What are the primary ways your company plans to innovate in 2011?” More than a third (34 percent) said “introduce new IT-led products and services for customers.” While the surveyed CIOs main concern is still to reduce business costs, the survey reflects a shift in just two years when only 18 percent thought innovation was a role for IT. Think of 2008, when the IT department would put a Blackberry in the hands… continue…

Jobs CIOs Need to Fill Now if They’re Going to be Ready for the Future

Let’s see. My favorite cliche of the day: This isn’t your father’s IT department. It moves a lot faster, for one thing, and the speed of change isn’t something that CIOs can afford to keep out of their calculations as they make even short-term plans. A survey by CIO and the MIT Center for Information Systems Research found that CIOs “see some serious holes in the competencies of their IT groups and their companies generally,” writes Kim S. Nash at… continue…

A Cloud Computing Evangelist Faces Indifference

It’s early, but CIOs hahd better prepare for cloud computing. Even if they think its overblown, there’s no denying that the benefits of even the early stage server consolidation version of virtualization offers enormous financial benefits. continue…

Network Admins Are in High Demand

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As networks continue to grow in size and complexity, so does the number of jobs for the people that manage them. Network administrators are in high demand now, and that’s expected to continue as the nature of the position becomes, well, more complex. continue…

IT Must Learn Not to Fight

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A flashpoint for many technology wars is ignited in today’s market when an equity fund rounds up a number of acquisitions, then seeks to blend them into one cohesive unit. But company A runs Oracle, company B is a SAP shop, C uses SAS, and pretty soon a brawl erupts. continue…

Top CIOs Predict the IT Future for 2010

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At a recent gathering of the Society of Information Management, an influential IT think tank you should get to know, TechRepublic Editor in Chief Jason Hiner cornered six high-powered CIOs with his video camera and ask what new IT trend were on their radar screens, and what they think IT spending will look like in 2010. continue…

The World Is Shifting Beneath the CIO’s Feet

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Take a minute to think of the CIO’s role in your organization. As IT becomes an integrated part of the business – and not just a tool the business uses – perhaps it’s time to retire the title or split it into several others. continue…