It struck me as odd, too. Maybe job satisfaction and compensation are higher, but it's hard to imagine CIOs and IT pros are lower stress. Then again, any job with a challenge carries stresses with it. I would argue low or no stress most often means a job that's not worth it.
I actually find a survey that says that stress is going down for CIOs a bit shocking. Maybe we're all just getting used to higher levels of stress -- stress is definitely not going down for the 'rank and file'. Or maybe it is the terminology of 'most stressful in your career', all those that lived through the last downturn probably have felt a bit more stress during those years. Like I said before though "maybe we're just getting used to it".
Maybe those who are really under stress didn't have time to take the survey?!?!
When I go for a meal in a nice restaurant, I expect a good customer experience. The ingredients that constitute this (pardon the pun) are quite obvious. For example; I expect good food and service from the waiting staff.
Many of us do a physical with our doctor on yearly or biennial basis. The question that I pose today to CIOs is why don’t you have a checkup for your applications on a regular cadence too. Now, it is worth noting that CIOs tell me that they ask their enterprise architecture team to be the forward, business facing component of their organizations. And architects clearly do need to create a regular structure for IT based on the service and product line functions/capabilities.
Are fears about cloud security warranted or overblown? That is our #CIOchat question for this Thursday #CIOchat from 2-3 p.m. ET and comes from ECF editorial director Bill Laberis.
To put this in perspective, one could argue you can never exagerrate security fears. Vigilance is paramount, but is the cloud unfairly singled out as a security risk versus other ways of storing and managing information?
It’s no secret that big data offers big value. But enterprises know that to exploit it, they must capture a tremendous volume of data, in myriad forms, and contain it in a database capable of running complex and comprehensive analyses.
Today, costs of scaling traditional systems have grown prohibitive. So the pressure is on to find a new solution. Enter: Hadoop.
Technology has profoundly transformed the world in recent years. In the last decade alone, mobility, cloud, social media and big data have changed the landscape of IT dramatically. One group affected perhaps the most by the ever-changing landscape is the CIO.
There’s a lot of noise out there about DevOps right now—and with good reason. With its goals of removing IT bottlenecks and putting the business back in charge of innovation speed, DevOps focuses on putting new ideas and tools into action faster and more efficiently. The idea of extending “agility” from conception to delivery improves IT’s ability to respond to business needs.
Think about how its principles can yield meaningful results for your business.
The business intelligence insights your organization has in all the data it stores can lead to game-changing opportunities--if your analytics system has the power to uncover them. Traditional data analytics are often maxed out by big data, unable to return results in a timely fashion, resulting in missed business opportunities. Business and marketing leaders can’t execute on new ideas to generate more revenue because IT can’t support their requests to add new data sources to existing queries.