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Should CIOs Track Employee Happiness?

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Image Credit: roxyfletcher_r04. As the person with the CIO job, one of your many tasks is to find ways to make sure that the people that your company has hired choose to stick around.

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CIOs Need To Prepare For The Arrival Of Face Scan Technology

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Stadiums are preparing to test face scanning technologies Image Credit: Andy Mangold. As CIOs who understand the importance of information technology, we know that we always have to be ready to deal with the next wave of technology.


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What CIOs Need To Know About Self-Driving Cars And AI

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AI is the future of IT technology and cars will have it first Image Credit: Nikke Lindqvist. As the person with the CIO job we are responsible for staying on top of all of the cool new technologies that are rapidly developing because of the importance of information technology.

Why CIOs Need More Diversity In Their IT Departments

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It turns out that diversity is a good thing. Image Credit: Public Relations Society of America. Perhaps more than any other executive in the company, CIOs have long known that having a diverse workforce is a good thing. Now research is starting to back them up.

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CIOs Start To Realize That They Have A Colorblind Problem

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Company web sites have to be made easier for colorblind users. Image Credit: Bryan McDonald. As the CIO, you have the responsibility to make sure that the company’s technology is made available to everyone. This can be fairly easy to do when you are considering the needs of your workers.

CIOs Deal With The Problem Of How People Create Passwords

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CIOs have to deal with the fact that people are attached to how they create passwords Image Credit: Christiaan Colen. If you take a look at the long list of things that a modern CIO is responsible for, securing the company’s network is right there at the top.

How IT and Business Can Work Together To Benefit The Customer

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IT and business need to work together Image Credit: ccbarr. CIOs need to ask themselves why should the business and IT collaborate? Perhaps a better question is why wouldn’t they collaborate?

Questions You Need To Ask About Your Next CIO Job

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Asking the correct questions is what you need to do get the right job Image Credit: Noelia. As CIOs we will eventually go looking for our next CIO job. When we do this, we need to be prepared to answer plenty of questions on various technology, business and personal topics.

How Serious Is The Lack Of Machine Learning Talent?

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The growth of AI is being limited by the lack of talent Image Credit: Mike MacKenzie. The person with the CIO job understands that the future belongs to artificial intelligence (AI).

CIOs Struggle With The New Challenge Of Citizen Developers

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CIOs have to deal with users who are creating software to solve business problems Image Credit: Randy Merrill.

Why the Product Message Should Come From Product Management

Speaker: Jordan Bergtraum, Head of Product at Equip ID & Consultant

Join Jordan Bergtraum, Head of Product at Equip ID & Consultant, as he tells you why Product Management should create the initial Product message and how to create a compelling Product message!

How Are CIOs Failing Their Business Users?

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CIOs are forgetting about their employee experience. Image Credit: Sjoerd Wijn. Right now every CIO seems to be talking about the customer experience (CX). What CIOs have been told is that if you don’t get customer experience right, you may leave yourself vulnerable to competitors who do.

What Impact Will 5G Have On Work From Home?

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Image Credit: Debra Roby. If you’ve been watching TV or reading a newspaper (online) lately, you’ve probably started to see all of the 5G wireless network ads that the major service providers have been running. It sure looks like when 5G arrives, the world is going to change.

How CIOs Can Build Human Networks

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The challenge of making connections when you can’t meet face to face Image Credit: Dean Shareski. Although we like to think of the CIO job as being a technology job where we spend our time trying to communicate the importance of information technology, there is a lot of human contact required.

How Should CIOs Implement Robotic Process Automation?

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The robots are coming, will the CIO be ready? Image Credit: Jonathan Pearson. Guess what? A brand new technology is on the horizon and as the company’s CIO, you are going to be the person who is going to have to implement it.

Volkswagen CIO Deals With An Electric Car Setback

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Volkswagen’s electric car’s launch has been delayed due to software problems Image Credit: Rutger van der Maar. Being a CIO is not an easy job and if you have the CIO job at a major automotive manufacturer, it is even harder.

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How Can CIOs Prepare Their Workers For Tomorrow?

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CIOs need to take steps to improve worker’s digital literacy Image Credit: ladislau.girona. As a CIO you are facing a number of different, difficult challenges. They are all important; however, one may be more important than all of the others: finding and keeping qualified technical people.

What Does It Take To Be A Successful CIO?

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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.

How Should CIOs Deal With Companies Who Don’t Do E-Commerce?

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Maxx is not shifting to e-commerce. Image Credit: JJBers. Over the past few years there has been a revolution been going on in retail.

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Shopping Mall CIOs Try Out Facial Recognition Software

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Shopping mall CIOs want to know more about their customers Image Credit: Kal Omari. So if you were the CIO for a shopping mall, what would you want to know? You’d want to know that all of your servers and networking gear was secure.

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CIOs Ponder If They Should Ever Return To The Office

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The Covid-19 virus means the workplace will never be the same. Image Credit: guccio@????. The person with the CIO job realizes that someday the Covid-19 pandemic will release its grip on our lives and we will return to the workplace.

CIOs See A Need For Data In Their Factories

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After the virus fades, factories are going to need more data Image Credit: Cathy.

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Health Provider CIOs Have To Deal With Ransomware

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CIOs have a new challenge that they have to deal with. Image Credit: Quinn Dombrowski. Nobody ever said that being the person in the CIO position is an easy job for anyone to have. However, lately it sure seems as though it is becoming even more difficult.

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How Bad CIOs Can Become Good CIOs

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The pandemic has the ability to create good CIOs out of bad ones Image Credit: So would you say that you are a good CIO or a bad CIO? If, somewhat oddly, you answered that you are a bad CIO, I may have some good news for you.

The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

CIOs Want To Know: How Secure Is Your Mobile Phone?

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Where are the weaknesses of mobile phones and what can CIOs do about it? Image Credit: David Dennis. As the person with the CIO job, you realize just how important mobile phones are to your company.

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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.

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.

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.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

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.

The Wells Fargo CIO Deals With Old Technology

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Wells Fargo has aging systems Image Credit: Mike Mozart. Wells Fargo is a bank. A very big bank. Being the person with the CIO job at a big bank is never an easy task.

What Do CIOs Have To Know About Business Intelligence?

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CIOs need to understand how to make use of new business intelligence tools Image Credit: deepak pal.

CIOs Have To Prepare For The Hybrid Work Environment

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The new workplace was just made for hackers Image Credit: Rakka. Every CIO understands that the pandemic was a major disruption to their business and the importance of information technology. Their workplaces went from being filled with people to being deserted.

Building Product to Enhance Customer Support: The Key to Customer Retention in an E-commerce Business

Speaker: Bhavana Angadi, Senior Product Manager at Hopscotch (Demand & Growth) | Former Product Manager at Bigbasket

Join Bhavana Angadi, Senior Product Manager at Hopscotch, as she details the best way to increase customer retention.

CIOs Search For A Way To Make Logging In Easier

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Users need help in logging in and staying logged in Image Credit: GotCredit. Let’s face it, if there is one thing that nobody in the IT department likes to do each day it is log into their computer / app / smart phone.

How A CIO Can Make An Inherited IT Department Better

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CIOs need to find ways to get an inherited IT department’s operations on track Image Credit: Web Master. As CIOs, some jobs are tougher than others. One of the most demanding is when you find yourself taking on a troubled IT department. This isn’t a job for the faint of heart.

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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Why Do CIOs Fail When It Comes To Innovation?

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Innovation efforts can fail if CIOs don’t step in and guide them Image Credit: Fuzzy Gerdes. As the CIO of your company, you have been given the job of leading innovation at the firm so that it can realize the importance of information technology.

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