• How to develop IT leaders into future CIOs
    How do you know if you are a great CIO? Count how many of your employees have gone on to be CIOs of other companies.For Steve Faas, CIO of aluminum manufacturer Aleris, the list is a long one. Jason Pelkey worked for Faas at GE Energy Products and is now ... read more
    Published on 2019-12-11
  • Keys to a successful flexible IT staffing strategy
    The 250 employees at the University of Alabama at Birmingham can’t tackle all the work on the IT docket, so CIO Curtis A. Carver Jr. says he turns to vendors for fill the gap.Those outside workers are important enough, he says, that he occasionally schedules large catered-lunch meetings so he ... read more
    Published on 2019-12-11
  • The big task for CIOs in 2020: Bringing security and IT operations together
    The first step in bridging the gap starts with understanding the problem.  IT and security operations have worked in silos for decades so one might think “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  But it is, in fact, broken, and there is little awareness of the impact caused by the ... read more
    Published on 2019-12-11
  • AWS re:Invent: Intelligent services, closer clouds
    A long, long time ago, Amazon Web Services was all about hosting computing workloads in data centers far, far away. At its AWS re:Invent 2019 event, the company acknowledged that computing power can be more useful when it’s closer to home, announcing three new services for reducing latency, including a ... read more
    Published on 2019-12-10
  • Inside Cisco’s IT monitoring makeover
    Cisco Systems offers its customers an array of options for monitoring their networks and IT systems — but how does Cisco’s internal IT team monitor the infrastructure used by its 75,000 employees around the world?The answer to that is changing as the company moves from a homegrown monitoring system to ... read more
    Published on 2019-12-09
  • 7 ways to position IT for success in 2020
    Forget about New Year's resolutions, which tend to be tossed aside and forgotten as soon as the champagne loses it sparkle. For IT leaders, the new year is a prime time for planning, organizing and launching new strategies and initiatives. Evolving business trends, security issues and increasing government oversight of ... read more
    Published on 2019-12-09
  • Is that you or a virtual you? Are chatbots too real?
    There's a fine line between AI that interacts for us and AI that interacts AS us. Or is there a line at all? Will anyone care? Questions abound. ... read more
    Published on 2019-12-06
  • Anticipatory IT: Your strategy for staving off digital disruption
    Most enterprises, afraid of losing ground to competitors, are moving at such a rapid pace that they often miss signs that portend disruption. But companies can head off this innovator's dilemma by capitalizing on emerging trends and anticipating where their respective industries are heading.Futurist and author Daniel Burrus proposed this ... read more
    Published on 2019-12-06
  • Top 10 technical skills that will get you hired in 2020
    Landing the perfect IT job is never easy, but having the right technical skills can give you an inside track on a new role, especially if your skills are in high demand. Job search platform Indeed has analyzed the most-wanted tech skills appearing in job postings between 2014 and 2019. ... read more
    Published on 2019-12-05
  • IT apprenticeships: Best practices for onboarding overlooked talent
    The shortage of skilled technology professionals is a big challenge for IT. One possible solution: Taking advantage of apprenticeship programs aimed at preparing students and workers from non-IT fields for technology careers.A study by professional services firm Accenture released in October 2019 notes that community college students can help offset ... read more
    Published on 2019-12-04
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