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9 Books IT Leaders Should Read
Bassam Zarkout, CTO, RSD
Commentary
Here's a mix of business books and compelling novels to help inspire new ideas this summer.
By Bassam Zarkout CTO, RSD, 7/9/2014
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12 Tech Greats: Where Are They Now?
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site
News
What happened to Rod Canion, Andy Grove, and their peers who shaped modern technology? Catch up on some original tech visionaries.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site, 7/9/2014
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Retention Strategy: Treat Everyone As An Individual
Larry Bonfante, Practicing CIO & Executive Coach, CIO Bench Coach
Commentary
It pays for IT leaders to leverage and cater to their people's unique talents, competencies, attitudes, and needs.
By Larry Bonfante Practicing CIO & Executive Coach, CIO Bench Coach, 7/8/2014
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Don't Set The CISO Up To Fail
Mansur Hasib, Contributing Writer
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More healthcare organizations are hiring CISOs -- a good thing. But bad management structure, insufficient resources, and poor understanding of risks often doom these newly appointed security executives.
By Mansur Hasib Contributing Writer, 7/7/2014
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Too Old To Earn Big In IT?
Susan Nunziata, Community Editor
Commentary
If you're feeling like your IT career has passed its 'sell by' date, you're not alone, according to the results of our latest flash poll.
By Susan Nunziata Community Editor, 7/7/2014
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4 Steps To Build A Better Mobile Business
Ted Schadler, Technologist & Author
Commentary
Designing a mobile app that solves real business problems requires a four-step approach. Here's how jeweler Alex and Ani did it.
By Ted Schadler and Josh Bernoff , 7/7/2014
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Our Definitions Of Leadership Are Mostly Wrong
David Wagner, Community Editor
Commentary
We don't have enough strong leaders. No wonder. We can't even define the term.
By David Wagner Community Editor, 7/3/2014
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Monster Tool Aggregates Your Social Posts For Job Recruiters
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
What do your public social network posts say about you? TalentBin by Monster aggregates them into a database for hiring managers -- whether you're looking for a job or not.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/2/2014
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Hadoop Jobs: How To Outsmart Unicorn Hunters
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site
Commentary
While some employers insist on searching for mythical perfect candidates, mere mortals can win Hadoop jobs. Search wisely and demonstrate the right blend of skills.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site, 7/2/2014
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How To Explain Big Data To A 5th Grader
Daria Hutchinson, Sr. Manager, Technical Publications, Platfora
Commentary
Just how big is big data? What problems does Hadoop solve? This mom explained it in plain English using the example of an online game.
By Daria Hutchinson Sr. Manager, Technical Publications, Platfora, 7/2/2014
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5 Ways To Build A Balanced IT Team
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Here's how one CTO assembles and cultivates a well-balanced IT team. Consider some of his hiring and talent tactics.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/1/2014
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Data Scientist Role: How Will It Evolve?
Kevin Casey,
Commentary
As mainstream industries such as retail increasingly adopt big data initiatives, the roles of data scientists and other data professionals will change during the next few years. Here's a peek.
By Kevin Casey , 7/1/2014
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Is Your IT Team Working In A Vacuum?
Dave Wakeman, Principal, Wakeman Consulting Group
Commentary
Consider these three ways to make sure IT's goals are aligned with business goals.
By Dave Wakeman Principal, Wakeman Consulting Group, 7/1/2014
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Finding Talent: What IT Can Learn From Baseball
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, Interop
Commentary
IT organizations and pro baseball teams both need talented players. IT can take lessons from a small-market team that stays competitive in a league dominated by big payrolls.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop, 7/1/2014
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Big Data Innovation To Hit Legacy IT
Kevin Casey,
Commentary
Big data is coming to industries that have historically struggled to get started with data-driven initiatives. The best advice: Start small.
By Kevin Casey , 6/30/2014
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IT Salary: 10 Ways To Get A Raise
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Do you deserve a bigger IT paycheck? Here's how to negotiate with bosses, navigate counteroffers, and avoid mistakes.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 6/30/2014
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You're Fast? Great. Are You Efficient?
Lori MacVittie,
Commentary
Jumping hurdles at record speed doesn't mean much if you stroll between them. IT leaders must eliminate process-driven delays or trip on DevOps and SDN efforts.
By Lori MacVittie , 6/30/2014
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IT Salary Survey 2014: Banking
InformationWeek Staff,
News
It's been a good year for banking and financial services IT pros: Most are satisfied with their job responsibilities, compensation, and job security. Few are looking for a new job, but active job searchers want higher pay.
By InformationWeek Staff , 6/30/2014
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IT Salaries: Looking For Love
Susan Nunziata, Community Editor
Commentary
We asked whether you felt fairly compensated for your IT role. More than half of you said no.
By Susan Nunziata Community Editor, 6/30/2014
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Hadoop Jobs: Key Skills For Advancement
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site
News
Many people want lucrative Hadoop jobs right now. Do you have the Hadoop expertise and experience necessary to keep your career moving forward?
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site, 6/27/2014
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