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CIOs Look For Places To Use AI In Their Businesses

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CIOs need to identify where in their business AI can be used Image Credit: deepak pal. All CIOs know by now that artificial intelligence (AI) is coming. We’ve seen this new technology develop step-by-step over the past few years.

CIOs Need To Understand The Power Of A Chat

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Having an “anything goes” conversation can keep things moving Image Credit: cristian. What all CIOs are looking for is magic. Not a lot of it, just enough that they can keep things flowing in the right direction in their department.


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Why Scope Should Matter To CIOs

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CIOs can change the way that they work if they can define “scope” Image Credit: Adrian Wallett. As the person with the CIO job, you are called on to accomplish a great number of things. It can be all too easy for things to get out of hand as more and more things pile up.

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CIOs Start To Deal With The Loss Of Encryption

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The arrival of quantum computing will result in the loss of encryption Image Credit: Trending Topics 2019. CIOs who are following what is going on in the world of security and encryption know that things are about to dramatically change.

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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualization Will Never Be Enough

Five years ago, data visualizations were a powerful way to differentiate a software application. Today, free visualizations seem to be everywhere. Two trends are forcing application providers to rethink how they offer analytics in their products.

How Can CIOs Work From Home?

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Shifting to home means making changes in how you work Image Credit: Digital Creators. Let’s all agree that our lives have completely changed over the past few years.

Chinese CIOs Find Ways To Put Robots To Work

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Robots are key to how China wants CIOs to modernize their factories Image Credit: Eric Martin. All CIOs understand that if they are going to help their companies become more successful, then they are going to have to find ways to introduce new technology into how the company performs its processes.

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 Want To Know: What’s The Best Way To Communicate?

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CIOs want to know how to pick the right tool for communication Image Credit: Ian O’Byrne. Now that we are all living in the 21st Century, everyone wants to stay in contact with everyone else all the time.

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How Can CIOs Make Their Talent Pipeline More Diverse?

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In order to create a diverse workforce, CIOs need to have a diverse pipeline Image Credit: Frerieke. Every person with the CIO job wants to have an IT department that is quick and nimble.

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Agile vs. Waterfall: Which Should A CIO Choose?

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Which software development methodology is best? Image Credit: Silver Blu3. As a CIO I suspect that you are well aware that there are a number of different ways that your IT teams can go about developing software (and doing a lot of other things).

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The Changing World of HR: Prepare Your HCM for the Future

Speaker: Mark Stelzner - Founder & Managing Principal at IA

Join Mark Stelzner of IA as he discusses how to optimize your current HCM system and the opportunities for new tech.

How Can CIOs Avoid Wasting Their Budget?

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It’s all too easy for a CIO to overspend when it comes to technology Image Credit: Kevin Simmons. It is the role of the person with the CIO job to make sure that their company has access to the technology that everyone needs in order to do their job most efficiently.

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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.

How Can CIOs Get Everyone To Create Strong Passwords?

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It turns out that CIOs need to provide an incentive to get the right thing done Image Credit: Automobile Italia. Of all of the things that the person with the CIO job has to take care of, you would think that getting everyone to create strong passwords would be among the easiest, right?

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.

How Can CIOs Once Again Take Control Over Their Schedule?

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Life is rough. What can CIOs do to balance things out? Image Credit: Peter Kaminski. Artificial intelligence, state sponsored hackers, software licenses that are expiring, and everything else having to do with the importance of information technology means that a CIOs life is never easy.

6 Steps to More Streamlined Data Modeling

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra, but been tasked with developing a plan for implementing the technology anyway? Worry no more. Discover a streamlined methodical approach to Apache Cassandra® data modeling.

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.

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 Struggle To Find The Machine Learning Employees That They Need

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It turns out that it’s hard to find the right people to do machine learning Image Credit: deepak pal. CIOs are responsible for making sure that the company’s IT operations run smoothly.

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).

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

CIOs Focus On Retraining Workers As Automation Is Increased

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When technology takes over jobs, workers have to be retrained Image Credit: untitled exhibitions. The person in the CIO job has the responsibility to find ways to use the importance of information technology to automate how the company performs its different tasks.

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 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.

CIOs Start To Redesign Their Web Sites To Meet The Needs Of Older Customers

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CIOs are responsible for making their websites usable by all Image Credit: Camilo Rueda López. As the person with the CIO job, you have a lot on your plate.

Modern Data Architecture for Embedded Analytics

Data has gone from a mere result of applications & processes to being crowned king. Picking the right avenue to data architecture depends on your organization’s needs. Development teams should build in stages, starting with a task that can be solved.

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?

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.

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.

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European CIOs Come Under Fire When Their Systems Fail

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When a stock trading system goes down, CIOs get involved Image Credit: Stock Catalog. The one thing that stock traders want to be able to do is to trade their stocks.

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10 Rules to More Streamlined Data Modeling

Apache Kafka is a powerful piece of software that can solve a lot of problems. Like most libraries and frameworks, you get out of it what you put into it. Learn 10 rules that will help you perfect your Kafka system to get ahead.

Citigroup’s CIO Discovers That The User Interface Really Does Matter

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Business software can be very difficult for users to use correctly Image Credit: Micah Elizabeth Scott. Most people with the CIO job view the applications that the company uses to run its business as being their responsibility.

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.

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.

CIOs Start To Take Action On Solving The Diversity Issue

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CIOs understand that it’s up to them to solve IT diversity issues Image Credit: Public Relations Society of America. Let’s face it, there is a lot on a CIO’s plate right now.

Blueprint to Modernize Analytics

The longer you wait to modernize your application’s analytics, the longer it will take for you to realize this value. A blueprint helps you define your new solution, plot out how to get there, and determine what you’ll need in terms of time and resources.

CIOs Struggle With The Problem Of Finding Good Employees

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CIOs need to understand that there is something wrong with the process Image Credit: Todd Van Hoosear. One of the biggest challenges that is facing the person with the CIO job these days is finding ways to attract the best talent to join their company.

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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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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.

CIOs Need To Understand How To Secure The Smart City Of Tomorrow

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The more connected cities become, the more CIOs have to worry Image Credit: skys the limit2. The future holds a lot of promise for the person with the CIO job. The cities in which our company operate are becoming more and more connected as the smart city of tomorrow starts to arrive.

Best Practices for Deploying & Scaling Embedded Analytics

Today, sophisticated capabilities such as adaptive security, predictive analytics, workflow, and writeback are taking analytics far beyond basic dashboards and reports. With cutting-edge capabilities like these, application teams are able to differentiate their products from the competition.