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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.

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.


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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.

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.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

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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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Checklist Report: Preparing for the Next-Generation Cloud Data Architecture

Data architectures have evolved dramatically. It is time to reconsider the fundamental ways that information is accumulated, managed, and then provisioned to the different downstream data consumers.

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.

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.

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.

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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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 to Empower Your Users So You Can Create a Great Product

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman, Author and Consultant, for her session that will discuss why instead of designing for the users, CTOs and their teams should collaborate with empowered users to create a great product together.

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.

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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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.

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.

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 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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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 Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

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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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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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 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.

The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

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.

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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The Unexpected Cost of Data Copies

This paper will discuss why organizations frequently end up with multiple data copies and how a secure "no-copy" data strategy enabled by the Dremio data lake service can help reduce complexity, boost efficiency, and dramatically reduce costs.

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.

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 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.

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.