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‘Citizen Developers’ Emerge as IT Fails to Keep Pace with Demand for Applications

11 Jan, 2017

“Citizen developers,” line-of-business employees with little or no expertise in traditional software development, are helping to relieve IT of the burden of application development.

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‘Public Cloud Doesn’t Fix Stupid,’ Datalink’s Chief Architect Warns

09 Jan, 2017

While public cloud can be less expensive for some workloads, it can be more expensive for others; without a thoughtful, strategic approach, it can destroy value rather than create it.

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Whistleblower Advises IT Pros on How to Handle Corporate Malfeasance

05 Jan, 2017

Michael G. Winston has become something of a folk hero in the recession’s aftermath, never shying away from speaking out on corporate malfeasance. The author speaks about how to proceed.

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‘Security Operations Center’ Approach Is Fail-Safe Against Cyberattacks, CEO Says

03 Jan, 2017

A key line of defense will take the form of “security operations centers,” or SOCs. And with SMBs expected to be targeted more aggressively by the bad guys, making the SOC approach affordable is going to be essential.

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CEO Makes Case for SelectHub’s Ability to Prevent ‘Shadow IT’

29 Dec, 2016

Enabling all of the stakeholders in a technology project to have a voice, and dramatically streamlining the procurement process, SelectHub helps to eliminate the drivers of the shadow IT problem.

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Algorithms Pale to Holistic, Human-Centric Recruiting Approach, Tech CEO Says

27 Dec, 2016

Aaron Elder, co-founder and CEO of Crelate Talent, sees his startup as focusing not just on the technology, but on the human dimension of hiring.

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Lesson for CIOs from Trump Campaign’s Software Strategy: Tap More Data

21 Dec, 2016

Michael Fauscette, chief research officer at G2 Crowd, has looked extensively at the software the Trump campaign used, and how its software strategy might have helped Trump win the presidential election.

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More Collaboration Needed in Vendor Selection Process, Tech CEO Argues

19 Dec, 2016

Venkat Devraj, SelectHub CEO, argues that the issue isn’t that one CRM package is good, and another is bad. At issue is the need for the organization to look at technology purchases more holistically, and in a way that’s much more collaborative.

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Why You Need to Add Updating the Employee Handbook to Your 2017 To-Do List

16 Dec, 2016

Rob Wilson, president of Employco USA, makes a compelling argument on the importance of the executive team, including the CIO, taking the time to ensure that the employee handbook is everything it needs to be.

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Why CIOs Are Ideally Positioned to Be the Next CEOs

15 Dec, 2016

Kevin Niblock, president and COO of Software AG North America, explains why CIOs are equipped to understand the “art of the possible,” and move into the CEO role.

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How IT Pros Can Leverage the Office Holiday Party

14 Dec, 2016

Fierce, Inc. Founder/CEO Susan Scott acknowledges that engaging in a conversation at an office holiday party doesn’t come naturally to a lot of IT pros, but gives advice on how to do it easily and productively.

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Leadership Not a Top Priority for Millennials, Research Shows

05 Dec, 2016

Only one in five millennials ranks leadership as a top career goal; they value IT, technical, and interpersonal skills over managerial skills; millennial men are more likely than millennial women to aspire to fill leadership positions.

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Silicon Valley Vet Says It Took an Indian Provider to Get CRM Right

28 Nov, 2016

What is CRMNEXT, an Indian company, getting right, that U.S. CRM software providers have gotten wrong?

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Why Dublin Is Becoming an Offshore Hub for U.S. Tech Companies

23 Nov, 2016

Telnyx, a VoIP services provider in Chicago, has its first overseas office in Dublin. Cofounder and COO Ian Reither discusses the choice and the benefits.

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Female Tech Exec from India Shares ‘Reality’ of Silicon Valley

21 Nov, 2016

Qualys VP of Global Cloud Operations Syamla Bandla talks about her career experiences in Silicon Valley tech companies and what is left to do in hiring diversity.

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The Mistake of Investing in Technology Without First Investing in Values

17 Nov, 2016

Too many companies focus on buying and implementing technology without understanding that for the investment to pay off, leaders need to instill a corporate culture with core values, says Miller Ingenuity CEO Steven L. Blue.

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Tapping Technology to Address the Offline Consequences of Online Racism

15 Nov, 2016

A conversation with Dr. Brendesha Tynes, creator of Rate My Media, a crowdsourced rating site focused on equity and inclusion in media.

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Complementing Technology with an Appreciation for Going ‘Old School’

11 Nov, 2016

Author Jim Whiddon says technology might be handicapping young people’s social and professional skills.

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‘Real’ CRM Could Have Prevented Wells Fargo Fraud, CEO Says

09 Nov, 2016

The recent scandal at Wells Fargo could have been prevented if the right CRM system had been in place.

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Towing the Ocean Shipping Industry Out of the Tech Periphery

02 Nov, 2016

The idea behind ClearMetal came from time spent in a Stanford Business School immersion program at OOCL, a giant ocean shipping line in Hong Kong.

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