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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Enterprise CIOs saw biggest gains as IT salaries inched up in 2012

All IT salaries up nearly 2 per cent, enterprise CIOs up 6 per cent!

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jdodge

If CIOs are on the way out, why are CIO salaries spiking? IT salaries, too... Fact is CIOs are not on the way out... 


Business Issues, IT Performance

How CIOs can support the growth agenda: selling the value of data assets

CFO still wields the most influence over IT spending

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jdodge

This WSJ CIO Journal post reiterates the increasing influence CFOs have over the IT budget now that companies have squeezed just about all the costs they can out of the business. While yesterday I preached that the CIO and chief marketing officer should be attached at the hip, this post recommends the same close relationship between CIO and CFO. No doubt, the CIO needs many friends in high places....someone who will listen and buy into the value of data assets.


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Dear CIO, Chief Marketing Officer's Success Depends on You: CIO and CMO need to attached at the hip

CMO just as challenged as the CIO in the Big Data era

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Ok, you already knew what's said in the headline. I love this HuffPo post by Entersys Networks CMO Vala Afshar because he talks about how "unprepared" the CMO is to handle the crush of unstructured data coming his or her way. We usually talk about how the CMO has the upper hand against the dinosaur CIO. The fact is they both face enormous challenges in the era of Big Data and Afshar - a CMO - fully acknowledges it.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Don’t let IT skills gaps stymie your organization’s productivity

Start tracking and managing for skills now to avoid limiting your ability to compete in the future.

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HP Blogger
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Keith Macbeath

If you haven’t felt the impact of the skills gap in IT yet, chances are you will – and sooner rather than later. Three factors are impacting the IT landscape, and they’re creating skills gaps that can potentially reduce your organization’s productivity. Cloud is driving a huge focus on automation, particularly in the area of operations, increasing the demand for automation pros.

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Technology, Cloud

The Cloud Computing Market in 2013

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RickBlaisdell

When it comes to cloud computing, expectations are high for 2013. Businesses of all sizes are putting their hopes into cloud computing technologies and services to help them deliver business value while reducing operating costs. According to a recent Foresights survey nearly 50% of all enterprises in North America and Europe will set aside budgets for cloud investments in 2013. Also, 50% of software development companies are planning to deploy applications in the cloud. Let’s see what analysts and researchers expect from the cloud computing market in 2013:

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Business Issues, Security

Rethinking enterprise security with HP chief security evangelist Rafal Los

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One of the biggest opportunities for enterprise companies to improve security is by integrating security more closely with the greater organization. For instance, knowing that a computer that's actively connecting to application resources is owned by someone on vacation may signal a potential security breach. Instead of pretending that security is impenetrable, organizations need to accept that a breach is possible and create an environment designed to result in the longest response time reasonable.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

7 goals for eliminating business and IT risk

COBIT 5 Recommendations for Change and Release Management

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HP Blogger
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myles.suer

In a recent post, I discussed the importance of service agreements. This post looks at a major factor in whether services are in fact delivered as expected: how well changes and releases are managed.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, IT Performance

CIOs - Build Your Personal Brand to Build Influence at the Board Level

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As we discussed in an earlier post, today’s CIO’s role is more about business strategy and leadership. CIOs are investing time and effort in shaping their personal brand and raising its awareness amongst senior management and industry peers.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Change management biggest challenge in GE Aviation supply chain

CIO Jeannine Abele says IT priorities chosen carefully

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Community Manager
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Jeannine Abele is Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the supply chain at GE Aviation, a $17.6 billion unit of General Electric with 39,000 employees (2010).Abele is uniquely responsible for  supply chain IT across five P&Ls and oversees strategic planning, execution and operations for more than 80 global facilities. Enterprise CIO Forum community manager John Dodge conducted a wide–ranging interview with Abele in early December.

ECF: What does a supply chain CIO do?

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The Entrepreneurial CIO Part IV

Governance and operational excellence key. Start something new!

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“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” - Niccolo Machiavelli

This often-used quote rings true to everyone who has undertaken the challenge of leading change. Entrepreneurial CIOs will find no exception.  Learning to thrive in a world of risk, uncertainty and continuous change is the price of entry.

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