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How Should CIOs Handle Data From Employee’s Wearables?

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More data is always better, but what if it’s personal data? Image Credit: Timo Newton-Syms Follow. As the person with the CIO job, you are the one who is responsible for managing all of the data that the company collects. We are all pretty used to what this means.

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CIOs Need To Learn How To Become Futurists

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Futurist keep their eyes fixed on what may be coming our way Image Credit: ADiamondFellFromTheSky. I’ve got a quick question for you: how good is your ability to predict the future?

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CIOs Start To Become More Important

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Companies are starting to realize the value of their CIOs Image Credit: las – initially. The importance of a CIO can be measured in a number of different ways. One such way is how often the CEO seeks out the CIO for consultation.

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What Do CIOs Need To Know About Status Battles At Work?

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CIOs need to understand that status at work does not follow a formal hierarchy Image Credit: Eugene Kim. When a member of your department does a good job, all of a sudden you find yourself in a difficult position. You’d like to show this individual that they did a good job and that you appreciate it.

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Why CIOs Should Stop Putting Employees In Boxes

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CIOs need to stop classifying their employees by placing them in a box Image Credit: jon jordan. As the person with the CIO job, you by necessity meet a lot of people. Many of these people work for you and so it’s important that you remember who they are.

A New Era Of Technology Is Arriving: Will CIOs Be Ready?

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Here comes the future, are you ready to meet it? Image Credit: Michael Coghlan. It can be all too easy for the person with the CIO job to spend their time sitting around thinking about the future. We all know about things like big data, cloud computing, etc.

CIOs Struggle To Keep Their Airlines In The Air

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Airlines run on their IT systems and CIOs have to keep these running. Image Credit: Job Garcia.

How Can CIOs Remove The Bias From How They Hire?

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To increase diversity in IT, CIOs need to take the bias out of the hiring process Image Credit: Quinn Dombrowski.

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What’s The Best Way For A CIO To Communicate?

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Communication is key to the CIO job Image Credit: Harald Link. When you hold the CIO position, because of the importance of information technology you have a great deal of responsibility. This means that you have to come up with ways to let everyone who works for you know what you want them to accomplish. In a word, you have to communicate. As easy as this may sound to do, it turns out that it’s actually quite difficult to do well.

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When Is It Ok For A CIO To Brag?

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When you’ve accomplished something great, is it ok to tell people about it? Image Credit: bengtham. As the person with the CIO job, you are in charge of a lot of different things.

What CIOs Need To Do About The Disengaged Worker Problem

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Old management techniques don’t work with new employees Image Credit: Kevin O’Mara.

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What Can CIOs Learn From The Evolution Of Smartphones?

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Smartphones have matured and CIOs can learn from this Image Credit: Nokia Connect. CIOs exist in order to help their companies do more things and do them faster.

CIOs Struggle To Deal With The Challenge Of Doxing

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Your emails are safe from prying eyes, aren’t they? Image Credit: AJC1.As CIO, we are aware of the importance of information technology and all of the threats that our firms are facing on an almost daily basis.

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4 Reasons a Professional Website is a Vital Part of Any Business

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Websites can be a vital tool for reaching your customers online. Image Credit: medithIT. Websites can be a vital tool for reaching your customers online.

Are CIOs Ready For The Arrival Of Chatbots?

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Chatbots may change how we communicate, are you ready? Image Credit: John Pasden.

What Can CIOs Learn From How Alibaba Handles Their New Hires?

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Alibaba is creating a new training program for some of their employees. Image Credit: Andy Mitchell. If there is one task that we have to do a good job at as the person with the CIO job, it’s bringing new people onboard.

How A CIO Can Become Very Persuasive

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Successful CIOs are also very persuasive Image Credit: Eric Malette. What does it take to be a successful CIO? The answer, of course, is that it takes a lot of different things. Most importantly you need to become good at selling both yourself and the importance of information technology to others.

How Should CIOs Handle More Cybersecurity Regulations?

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Keeping the company safe is the job of the CIO Image Credit: Bill Smith. I think that we can all agree that we are living in an increasingly dangerous world.

CIOs Seek GE’s Help In Maximizing How Factory Equipment Is Used

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GE is looking into networking gear in order to capture information from machines. Image Credit: Martin Abegglen. CIOs have discovered that they have a bit of a problem on their hands. The equipment that General Electric (GE) sells, power plant electrical gear, etc.

Is It Time For CIOs To Start To Apply Logic To Salaries?

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Should CIOs get involved in determining how much employees get paid? Image Credit: 401(K) 2012. Psst – would you like to know a secret? It turns out that at most companies, how much any given employee gets paid is determined more by art than science.

CIOs Need To Change How Their Department Deals With Sexual Harassment

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Sexual harassment in the workplace is unacceptable, what’s a CIO going to do? Image Credit: Christopher Porter. Any CIO that has been reading the newspaper, watching TV, or listening to the discussions that have been going on lately has picked up on a theme – sexual harassment in the workplace.

Is Moving To The Cloud Worth The Risk?

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The cloud comes with risk, is it worth it? Image Credit: Brad Clinesmith.

Cheap Ways To Connect Data Centers

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Data centers are only valuable if they can share data Image Credit: Sean Ellis. As the person with the CIO job at your company, you have the added responsibility of maintaining your company’s data centers.

Should CIOs Learn How To Forgive?

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To forgive is divine, but is this something that CIOs should be doing? Image Credit: timlewisnm. Ah, the process of getting older. Each one of us is doing this every day and, with a little luck, we really don’t spent all that much time thinking about it.

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What Time Should CIOs Wake Up At In Order To Be The Most Productive?

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What time should a CIO’s day start? Image Credit: Charity. I think that we can all agree that the life of the person with the CIO job is a very demanding life because of the importance of information technology.

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What A CIO Can Do About Eliminating Dead Wood In The IT Department

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The one thing that you don’t want to have in your IT department is dead wood Image Credit: Iain Farrell. Who works in your IT department? Is it a bunch of fired up people who arrive at work each and every day ready to take on the world?

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Should CIOs Be Working With “Engines”?

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Perhaps you need an engine to power your IT shop Image Credit: Jorge Quinteros. As the person with the CIO job, you have a lot of challenges facing you. One of the biggest is how you are going to use your limited IT resources to meet the needs of the entire company.

A CIO Always Has To Maintain Credibility

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Credibility is hard to get and easy to lose in the world of IT Image Credit: opensource.com. Quick question for you: if I asked someone that you know if you were a credible person , what would they tell me?

Is A “Walk And Talk” The Best Way To Connect With Your Direct Reports?

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The best kind of meetings are the ones that leave you breathless Image Credit: Pero Kvrzica. Think for just a moment about the last meeting that you went to. How did that turn out for you? Can you remember what was said? Even more interestingly, were you any healthier once the meeting was over.

Implementing Your Company’s Cybersecurity, Military Style

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You can never have too much cybersecurity Image Credit: Randen Pederson. Implementing a cyber-defense system for your company sure sounds like a good thing for the person with the CIO job to do. Just exactly what does that mean?

What Should A CIO Do When You Feel Overwhelmed?

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Sometimes life can get to be just too much for us Image Credit: Joselito Tagarao. Can we talk about THOSE days? You know the ones that I’m talking about – the ones that just show up and slap you in the face.

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What To Do When You Are The Interim CIO

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What you do when you are in between positions matters a lot Image Credit: Istvan. Congratulations, you’re now the CIO. Well, maybe not quite. You’re actually the interim CIO. What does this actually mean?

How CIOs Can Make Sure That They Don’t Fail At Failure

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We need to learn how we can learn from failure Image Credit: Behrooz Nobakht. I’m pretty sure that I’m not only speaking for myself when I say that I really, really don’t like failing at something.

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