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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).

How CIOs Can Reduce Bias When They Are Hiring

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The goal for a CIO is to increase IT department diversity Image Credit: Ikhlasul Amal. With a little luck, we’ve all gotten the message by now: having a more diverse IT department makes for a better IT department.


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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?

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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Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.

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.

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 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.

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.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

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.

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.

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.

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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Address the Challenges of Siloed Monitoring Tools

Companies frequently experience monitoring tool sprawl. Find out why monitoring tool sprawl occurs, why it’s a problem for businesses, and the positive business impacts of monitoring tool consolidation.

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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How CIOs Can Position The IT Department For Success

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The CIO needs to guide the IT department to success Image Credit: Fran Hidalgo Carmona. As the person with the CIO job, it’s your responsibility to make sure that the IT department is successful.

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How Can CIOs Avoid Getting Locked Into One Vendor’s Cloud?

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CIOs need to prepare to switch cloud providers from the start Image Credit: Damien Pollet. As more and more CIOs move their company’s IT infrastructure into the cloud, the importance of the cloud is becoming more and more important.

Just Exactly What Should A CIO Do During Their First 100 Days?

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CIOs need to go into their first 100 days on the job with a plan Image Credit: jbraine. Being a CIO is an exciting job. Starting a new CIO job can be both exciting and just a little bit daunting.

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.

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 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”?

How CIOs Can Become AI Experts

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New tools are allowing CIOs use AI as a part of their jobs Image Credit: Trending Topics 2019. CIOs need to get ready for big changes that are coming their way: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is arriving. It was not all that long ago that AI was something that only Data Scientists dealt with.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!