The top 6 governance, risk and compliance (GRC) certifications

In the wake of several well-publicized corporate scandals about 15 years ago – Enron and WorldCom, to name two – and the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002, organizations that must adhere to regulations for data security, financial accountability and consumer privacy found they couldn’t do without someone to make sure internal processes are being carried out properly. Enter the need for competent governance, risk and compliance (GRC) professionals….

June 19, 2017
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The top 6 Governance, Risk and Compliance certifications

CEOs are always on the lookout for dependable folks who can identify potential exposures and quantify the impacts of risk on an organization while protecting the interests of employees, shareholders, other organizations and the general public. Here are six top-rated Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) certifications that are worth the time, cost and effort. (cio.com) To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Source:…

June 19, 2017
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10 tips for making self-evaluations meaningful

Whether you’re a manager or employee, reviews aren’t a particularly popular subject; self-evaluations are particularly despised. It’s hard to know how to highlight your achievements and accomplishments without sounding like a braggart, not to mention that it often seems companies file evaluations away and never use them to improve performance. But there are steps you can take to ensure your self-evaluations help to advance your own career and provide valuable…

June 15, 2017
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The 13 most valuable IT certifications today

In IT, experience is king. Yet IT certifications remain a valuable tool for advancing your career. IT certifications give junior-level workers an opportunity to gain more resume-worthy experience in the IT industry. For tenured employees, certifications help you continually grow and adapt your skillset to fit the changing landscape of IT. Because there are an overwhelming number of IT certifications offered today, it’s important to do your research – some…

June 14, 2017
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CIO Career Coach: Rethink shadow IT

Welcome back to “CIO Career Coach,” a video series I created with CIO.com and IDG.tv. This season, we’re discussing the skills that top CIOs are developing to be successful in the new era of IT.  In this episode we are talking about shadow IT and how CIOs can shift their approach from trying to rein in a pesky problem to thinking of shadow IT as “end user innovation.”  Ten years…

June 14, 2017
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How to build a highly effective AI team

Once a niche research specialty, AI is fast becoming a vital aspect of the IT strategy at many businesses. The maturity of data science and machine learning tools, as well as the rise of readily accessible machine learning platforms in the cloud, are fueling this trend, enabling businesses to explore new ways to extract high business value from existing and accumulating data. But to make the most of AI in…

June 14, 2017
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12 ‘best practices’ IT should avoid at all costs

What makes IT organizations fail? Often, it’s the adoption of what’s described as “industry best practices” by people who ought to know better but don’t, probably because they’ve never had to do the job. From establishing internal customers to instituting charge-backs to insisting on ROI, a lot of this advice looks plausible when viewed from 50,000 feet or more. Scratch the surface, however, and you begin to find these surefire…

June 13, 2017
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How great CIOs push their careers to new heights

A new adage, coined by MIT research scientist George Westerman, is making its rounds through the world of digital business practitioners: “There’s never been a better time to be a great CIO, and there’s never been a worse time to be an average one.” Loosely translated: Average CIOs are being shunted aside in favor of chief digital officers or new CIOs who can crack the company’s digital code. Conversely, the…

June 12, 2017
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IDG Contributor Network: Finance disrupted, tech it or leave it

Software is disrupting (eating?) our world. That’s something that has been going on for quite a while now at the scale of our fast-changing world. As the tech industry is leading our economic growth, there is something that many of us do not realize about these “tech companies.” Amazon is not a tech company but a retail one, Facebook is not a tech company but a media one, Lyft is…

June 9, 2017
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Your guide to top tech conferences 2017

IBM InterConnect, Code/Media, SXSW, Google Next, Microsoft WPC, Dreamforce ’17, Adobe Summit…international conferences you may have only dreamed of attending! So many technology conferences, so little time (or money). Maybe you’re looking to stay on top of emerging trends in your industry, or get a read on what your customers are excited about. Perhaps you’re actively networking for customers, vendors or even a new job. Or you might simply be…

June 8, 2017
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