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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation
posted in August 2013
How To Attract Young Talent: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  8/29/2013
To attract bright younger workers to your organization, you need to push the tech envelope. Here's how.
Education IT Talent Development: Who Needs It, Anyway?
Commentary  |  8/29/2013
Universities can tap students, consultants and even offshore labor to fill work gaps, so why bother grooming staff? There are plenty of reasons.
CIO Profiles: Manish Kapoor Of NuStar Energy
News  |  8/28/2013
Tech vendors should behave more like business partners, says this CIO.
Hire Goats, Not Outside DevOps Engineers
Commentary  |  8/28/2013
Tap the curious, hungry individuals inside your company to change the culture between software developers and other IT pros.
Mobile BI: Native App Or Browser?
Commentary  |  8/28/2013
Aberdeen research shows that for companies with a well-developed mobile ecosystem, native apps are the way to go. Here's why.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2013
Slideshows  |  8/27/2013
IT innovators turn great ideas into action. Use these winning InformationWeek 500 projects to spark your creativity and advance your plans.
Build Richer Customer Relationships Using 'Small Data'
Commentary  |  8/27/2013
Treat your customers like people, not marketing segments. The key: pay attention to tweets, Facebook posts and other data that can help personalize the relationship.
Why Ballmer's Departure Isn't On My Worry List
Commentary  |  8/27/2013
Yes, our organization is heavily invested in Microsoft products, but here's why the CEO's exit won't keep me up at night.
Big Data Profile: Michael Rappa, Institute For Advanced Analytics
News  |  8/26/2013
Creator of the nation's first master of science in analytics degree, Michael Rappa foresaw today's overwhelming need for data scientists.
6 Ways To Develop Internal IT Talent
News  |  8/23/2013
You may have no one to blame but yourself for that supposed IT skills shortage. Even SMBs can find low-cost training options.
Microsoft CEO Ballmer's Surprise Retirement
News  |  8/23/2013
In unexpected move, Microsoft said CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months. Bill Gates is on committee to find replacement.
Taxing The Cloud Brings Practical Challenges
Commentary  |  8/22/2013
You buy a server, you pay tax once. You buy AWS capacity, you may pay over and over. Should taxes be the latest decision point in the in-house vs. cloud conversation?
Can IT Help Build A Better Workplace Environment?
Commentary  |  8/21/2013
Forrester's "employee-centric design" process brings IT and business leaders together to improve on how employees do their jobs.
Big Data Planning: Start Slow, Let It Grow
Commentary  |  8/20/2013
Don't begin with an end in mind. Allow yourself to be surprised by what big data reveals.
Cloud Adoption: 4 Human Costs
Commentary  |  8/20/2013
Moving to the cloud imposes changes on your IT workforce. Think in terms of changed expectations, education, migration and maintenance.
Ignore Facebook At Your Peril
Commentary  |  8/19/2013
Facebook continues to make consumer inroads, yet the social networking site makes 'real business' uncomfortable. Time to adjust.
Amazon Web Services: What's It Good For?
Commentary  |  8/16/2013
A lot, even if it still gets damned with faint praise for its enterprise cloud services.
Innovation Is Executive Porn
Commentary  |  8/16/2013
When it comes to both innovation and porn, there's a huge appetite for fantasy.
Death By A Million Regulations
Commentary  |  8/14/2013
It is long past time to assess the consequences of the endless laws, codes, rules, licenses and guidelines governing just about every human activity.
Light Reading Gets IT
Commentary  |  8/14/2013
Leading telecom publication has a new community strategy, a new look and a renewed focus on the increasing integration of telecom and IT technologies.
IT Cause And Effect: Applications Are Money
Commentary  |  8/13/2013
Everyone (and his brother) has advice about what CIOs should focus on in the coming months. But it all boils down to the need for speed.
9 Tips To Avoid IT Midcareer Slump
Slideshows  |  8/12/2013
Don't let yourself be cast as the IT pro who's stuck, grumpy or complacent. Consider these midcareer moves.
Ensure Social Adoption Success: Bring It To Employees
Commentary  |  8/12/2013
It's hard getting employees to leave their favorite apps to use social collaboration tools. Instead, incorporate social in the apps where they live and breathe.
Bad IT Customer Service Starts At The Top
Commentary  |  8/12/2013
IT touches more customers every day, which means IT staffs need people with emotional intelligence. IT chiefs must lead by example.
3 Key Skills Of Successful Data Scientists
News  |  8/12/2013
Big data pros need a variety of skills, but these three attributes matter most, says FICO's chief analytics officer.
How Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Manages Mobile Strategy
Commentary  |  8/12/2013
Start by walking a mile in your worker's shoes -- or driving a mile in his truck, says CIO Onyeka Nchege.
IT As Cloud Service Provider: New Skills Required
Commentary  |  8/9/2013
Pricing, PR and demand management skills aren't in the traditional IT organization toolset. Start stocking up.
Siemens: A Customer-Driven Refresh
Commentary  |  8/9/2013
After five years in a declining market, Siemens Enterprise Communications took the bold step of rethinking its approach to market data to focus more on customer needs.
5 Books For Aspiring CIOs
Commentary  |  8/9/2013
Engineer-turned-recruiter Steven Levy shares his reading list for IT pros who want to learn better business and communication skills -- and boost their careers in the process.
Creative Destruction Of Internet Age: Unstoppable
Commentary  |  8/8/2013
Don't blame Jeff Bezos and the Silicon Valley set for the digital disruption in a range of industries, from journalism to railroads. Get on board.
5 Ways CIOs Can Show Social Business Mettle
Commentary  |  8/8/2013
You don't want to be left on the outside of social business discussions. Remove remaining signs of the IT department being an immovable force that dictates, rather than collaborates.
Texas Doubles Down On Tough Breach Law
Commentary  |  8/6/2013
Everything is bigger in the Lone Star State -- even the state's breach notice requirements, which, constitutional or not, may impact companies nationwide. Here's what IT teams need to know.
IT Career Sponsors: 5 Ways To Find Yours
Commentary  |  8/6/2013
Want to fast-track your career? Get a sponsor. Here's how to find the right one.
IT Vs. Marketing? Not At TheLadders
News  |  8/6/2013
While tech industry execs debate rising tension between IT and marketing pros, careers website TheLadders has avoided that struggle and rapidly evolved.
Death By Hacking: Tomorrow's IT Worry?
Commentary  |  8/2/2013
Medical device software vulnerabilities and cyber threats raise important new liability questions for CIOs and CISOs.
Dear IT: No One Likes Petulant Teenagers
Commentary  |  8/2/2013
Nobody will win if IT and business leaders continue playing Mortal Kombat. Let's step back and redefine our roles.
Windows 8 And Einstein's Definition Of Insanity
Commentary  |  8/2/2013
Microsoft is stuck beating the same drum to a public that has made up its mind about Windows 8 and Surface devices. Is it too late to make changes?
IT Pros To Microsoft: Save TechNet
News  |  8/2/2013
Microsoft plans to kill off its TechNet subscription service. But more than 8,000 people have signed an online petition to save it. Is Redmond listening?
5 Ways To Be A Stronger IT Mentor
News  |  8/2/2013
Mentoring has profound effects on both the mentor and mentee. Here's how to create a better relationship so you both can reap more benefits.

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