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  • Air Force veteran to IT: ‘Live your dreams'

    Retired Air Force Major Brian Shul isn't an IT expert, but his story of survival and recovery captivated the IT audience at a national management conference.

    Written by Ann Bednarz12 Nov. 14 01:29
  • Security tops CIO worries; IT budgets, turnover on the rise

    CIOs are spending more on IT, worrying most about security and privacy, and staying on the job a little longer, according to the latest data from the Society for Information Management (SIM).

    Written by Ann Bednarz12 Sept. 14 01:21
  • Secrets to CIO Longevity

    Enterprises that keep the same CIO in place for years -- and even decades -- have a unique culture of collaboration and consistency.

    Written by Howard Baldwin30 July 14 05:08
  • IT budgets, headcount set to grow in 2014: study

    Companies are still concerned about the economy, but that hasn't stopped them from funneling more of their revenue to the IT department, according to the latest survey data from the Society for Information Management (SIM).

    Written by Ann Bednarz12 Nov. 13 15:16
  • CIOs Need to Learn New Ways of Thinking

    In 2013, IT leaders should tap into the latest research about business transformation, collaboration and innovation, say columnists Madeline Weiss and June Drewry.

    Written by Madeline Weiss, June Drewry21 Dec. 12 16:47
  • IT budgets up, but salary cuts still a concern: study

    Companies are still looking for ways for IT to reduce costs, still trying to increase employee productivity, and still cautious about raising IT salaries, according to the latest survey data from the Society for Information Management (SIM).

    Written by Ann Bednarz24 Oct. 12 21:51
  • Three easy ways to get better at the hard stuff

    The old adage that "the soft stuff is the hard stuff" certainly applies to CIOs. Consider the many new ways we work together today as companies adopt global shared services, enterprisewide architectures and systems, and entirely new business models that arrive in mergers and acquisitions or outsourcing arrangements. All this requires finely honed skills in transformation and transition.

    Written by Madeline Weiss and June Drewry16 Dec. 11 12:56
  • Grow your own CIO with in-house training

    Last summer, about 30 hand-picked IT managers convened in an executive classroom for the third session of CIO University, a leadership development program for would-be CIOs. The agenda was chock-full of sessions covering best practices for stakeholder management along with role-playing exercises to explore the Thomas-Kilmann model of conflict resolution. Guest speakers included C-level executives as well as former attendees who had gone on to become CIOs. A post-session happy hour and dinner gave participants a chance to network, exchange insights and simply blow off steam.

    Written by Beth Stackpole08 Feb. 11 04:43