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CIOs Need to Provide a Single Platform, Not an Edict, to Eradicate Shadow IT

February 07, 2017 |

CIOs, to deal with shadow IT, have to provide business units with the means to do what they need to do without having to resort to sourcing technology on their own.

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How Citrix’s First CSO Addressed Internal IT Security Issues

February 01, 2017 |

Stan Black, Citrix's first CSO, says he implemented a more consistent and uniform approach to how every function at Citrix consistently protects the business.

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Days of ‘Demonizing’ Shadow IT Are Behind Us, CIO Says

January 25, 2017 |

Despite all the negative headlines associated with the shadow IT phenomenon, it really isn’t a problem, as long as the right relationships are in place.

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Best, Worst Metro Areas for STEM Pros Change Dramatically in Two Years

January 23, 2017 |

The 2017 findings are based on 17 factors that include job openings for STEM graduates per capita, share of the work force in STEM professions, projected demand for STEM jobs by 2020, annual median wage for STEM workers.

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Citrix CSO: Treating IT Security Symptoms Is the Problem, Not the Solution

January 19, 2017 |

Stan Black, chief security officer at Citrix Systems, says companies need to be focused on data analytics, machine learning, and an understanding of individuals’ roles.

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IT Leaders Need to Be Business Leaders First, CIO Says

January 17, 2017 |

The key to making an impact as an IT leader is to come to the table as a business leader who happens to be running the technology team, rather than purely as a technologist waiting to receive requirements to fulfill.

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

January 11, 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

January 09, 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

January 05, 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

January 03, 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’

December 29, 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

December 27, 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

December 21, 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

December 19, 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

December 16, 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

December 15, 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

December 14, 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

December 05, 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

November 28, 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

November 23, 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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