The Accidental Successful CIO

What Does It Take To Be A Successful CIO?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs want to find ways to be successful Image Credit: GotCredit. Just think of all of the things that the person with the CIO job has to stay on top of: the explosive growth of cloud computing, the continued rise in business-managed IT spend, and incredible leaps in data analytics and automation.

What Can Amazon Teach CIOs About Being Successful In The Cloud?

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As CIOs move into the cloud, they should take direction from Amazon Image Credit: Chris Potter.


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Is BYOD The Way That CIOs Can Attract More Millennials?

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CIOs need a bring-your-own-device plan to attract more millennials Image Credit: IAB UK. CIOs who think that BYOD (bring-your-own-device) is a fad that is starting to fade away are wrong.

What Does It Take To Be The CIO At Walmart?

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Walmart is in the process of making changes, what will their CIO have to do? Image Credit: Mike Mozart. There are a lot of high profile CIO jobs out there. However, one of the ones that has the most attention being directed towards it is being the CIO at the gigantic retailer Walmart.

Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

What Can CIOs Learn About Security From Norsk Hydro?

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Norsk Hydro wants to find ways to keep its industrial equipment secure Image Credit: Axel Drainville. As the people with the CIO job, we are all aware that security is a big deal at our companies.

How Can The Enterprise Holding’s CIO Help The Company To Evolve?

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How can a CIO help a rental car company move into the future? Image Credit: Mr. Blue MauMau. You would think that being a CIO at a rental car company would be a pretty straight forward job.

How Do You Get The CIO Job?

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What are the steps that it takes to become CIO? Image Credit: Matthew Hurst. The CIO job is the one that everyone in the IT department eventually wants to get. It can be a real challenge to line up an interview for this position and even more of a challenge to get selected for it.

CIOs Search For Ways To Unplug

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CIOs need to find ways to step away from their work Image Credit: Jonathan Khoo. As a CIO, do you feel like you are always “on”?

What Do CIOs Need To Know About Cyber Insurance?

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The idea is simple but the devil lies in the details Image Credit: GotCredit. When you are the CIO, you deal with things like servers, networks, firewalls and the like. You are not generally called on to deal with other business related issues such as insurance.

CIOs Start To Look For Workers With Hybrid Skills

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Tomorrow’s jobs will require workers with hybrid skills Image Credit: Rakka.

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The Next-Generation Cloud Data Lake: An Open, No-Copy Data Architecture

A next-gen cloud data lake architecture has emerged that brings together the best attributes of the data warehouse and the data lake. This new open data architecture is built to maximize data access with minimal data movement and no data copies.

Changing Times Cause CIOs To Change Their Priorities

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Image Credit: Peter Reed. Every CIO starts out a year with a clear set of goal: things that we want to get done because of the importance of information technology. However, and this year has been no exception, things have a habit of changing on us.

CIOs Need More Energy To Make It Through The Pandemic

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CIOs need to find ways to get more energy Image Credit: Eelke. Guess what: CIOs are humans also. Just like everyone else we have grown tired of living in a world that is trying to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Why Would A CIO Choose To NOT Use Robots?

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Is there a situation where a CIO would choose to not deploy robots? Image Credit: dangthephong. Let’s face it, the robots are taking over. All people with the CIO job are aware of the advances that have been made in robotic technology over the past few years.

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Healthcare CIOs Prepare To Safeguard Covid-19 Vaccines

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CIOs have the responsibility to help keep the Covid-19 vaccine secure Image Credit: Jernej Furman. The Covid-19 pandemic has been a long, hard, path for everyone. Only now is a light starting to appear at the end of the long dark tunnel that we have all been in.

CIOs Investigate How To Use IT To Improve Food-Supply Management

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Grocery Store CIOs are using technology to manage the food-supply chain Image Credit: Nick Saltmarsh. I am willing to bet that when you go to the grocery store, the store is filled with food products.

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

Know-It-All CIOs Are The Source Of The Problem

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Know-it-all CIOs don’t think that they need input from anyone Image Credit: Charles Kremenak. CIOs who are excited about their jobs and who are ambitious often like to act like they know everything. This kind of behavior becomes very visible to everyone that they work with.

The Cost Of Having Women Drop Out Of IT

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The performance of IT departments will suffer without women Image Credit: Nenad Stojkovic. As the person with the CIO job, you understand that having a diverse workforce is key to having an IT department that can solve today’s complex problems.

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CIOs Are Being Asked If They Trust Their Customers

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CIOs need to use online behavior to determine if a customer can be trusted Image Credit: Photo by Form on Unsplash. Hey look – a customer is showing up at your company’s online web site. They took a look at the company’s catalog. Now they are placing an order. Are they a real customer?

The Challenge Of Getting Clean Data

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AI systems are only as good at the data that you feed them Image Credit: dirkcuys. The person with the CIO job has a problem on their hands. The world has changed and a new breed of technology has rolled into the IT department: artificial intelligence (AI).

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Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

How Can CIOs Use Robots To Reduce Costs?

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CIOs are using robots to get the most out of small spaces Image Credit: Matt White. Although every CIO loves new technology, we also understand that the company that we work for only has so much money to spend.

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What Hiring Mistakes Do CIOs Make?

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Are we focusing on the wrong things when we’re hiring? Image Credit: Roadsidepictures. So what is the most important asset in the IT department?

CIOs Seize An Opportunity To Redesign The Workplace

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Changes in the workforce have permitted changes in the workspace Image Credit: Paintzen. When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, all of sudden everyone who had been coming into the office started to stay at home. That left a lot of workspace wide open.

What CIOs Should Do If Nobody Is Listening To Them

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Is it really the responsibility of talkers to get listeners to hear them? Image Credit: waiam cia. As a CIO, communication is a key part of your job as you try to share the importance of information technology. You really need people to pay attention to what you are telling them to do.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Tough Decisions That CIOs Have To Make

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CIOs realize that some decisions are much harder to make Image Credit: Tim Rizzo Follow. So if you look back on the day that you become a CIO, you need to remember that nobody ever told you that this was going to be an easy job dealing with the importance of information technology.

How Should Health Care CIOs Handle All Of That Data?

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Health care data comes with a lot of promise, but it also has limits Image Credit: Lisa Brewster. Health care CIOs are dealing with an industry that is undergoing a great deal of change. The technology that they are responsible for is in the process of changing how health care is delivered.

CIOs Have To Get Their Staff Ready For The Future

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The digital future is coming, CIOs have to get their staff ready. Image Credit: ICARDA – Science for Resilient Livelihoods in Dry. The person with the CIO job needs to understand that the world that we are living in is constantly changing.

CIOs Learn From A Pandemic What It Means To Be Ready

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Kroger thought that they were ready, but they were wrong Image Credit: Kipp Teague. There is no way that any of us could have seen the Covid-19 pandemic coming our way.

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Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.

Oil Industry CIOs Deal With Covid-19 By Going Remote

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The oil industry is being reshaped by the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic Image Credit: NatalieMaynor. CIOs who work in the oil industry are used to seeing ups and downs sweep through their IT departments. However, nothing could have prepared them for the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Are You Creating A Toxic Culture In The IT Department?

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CIOs are responsible for the culture that they make in the IT department Image Credit: Photo by Paulo Silva on Unsplash. Just by being the person with the CIO job you change things. Your department looks up to you for guidance in how they are supposed to behave.

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What CIOs Can Do When Everyone Retires!

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CIOs need to find a way to deal with their looming talent shortage Image Credit: wariat 1410 Follow. I’m pretty sure that I don’t have to tell CIOs that they have a real problem on their hands.

Are You A Confidant CIO – Or An Overconfident CIO?

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The line is easy to cross and hard to recognize Image Credit: Miki Jourdan Follow. So just exactly what does it take to be a successful CIO?

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

CIOs Need To Know How To Secure The Internet Of Things

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The problem is that security is not ready for the internet of things Image Credit: Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash. Guess what? The person with the CIO job has another question about the importance of information technology that they are going to have to find the answer to.

CIOs Need To Know What Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Is

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Robotic Process Automation is coming, will CIOs be ready? Image Credit: Photo by Rock’n Roll Monkey on Unsplash.

What Do CIOs Need To Know About Managing Millennials?

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CIOs need to know a few basic things in order to lead millennials Image Credit: ITU Pictures. I’m hoping that we can all agree that the nature of our IT department’s workforce has been changing over the past few years.

The Challenge Posed By Your Company’s Employee Health Data

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Along with health data comes privacy concerns Image Credit: Animated Heaven. Let’s face it, if you were the person running your company you would have a lot of big issues that you needed to deal with in addition to worrying about the importance of information technology.

Building Evolvable Architectures

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against is constantly changing in unexpected ways. It’s no surprise many CIOs and CTOs are struggling to adapt, in part because their architecture isn’t equipped to evolve. This webinar will discuss what’s at stake if companies continue to use long term architecture plans.