CIO resumes: 6 best practices and 4 strong examples

Conflicting advice on how to write a strong resume abounds — and when you’re targeting a CIO position, there’s even more to consider. At the executive level, a well-crafted career story is essential. This requires a honed ability to highlight and emphasize your experience, accomplishments and achievements. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source: http://www.cio.com

September 25, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: IT outsourcing agreements: 3 details many negotiations forget

It is not hard to come across a blog or article that covers the “must haves” or “gotchas” in an IT outsourcing agreement and, for the most part, there are some good takeaways from them.  When looking to structure an IT outsourcing relationship with a chosen provider and seeing the issues that come up throughout that endeavor, it is important to raise three areas that don’t get as much coverage…

September 24, 2018
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BrandPost: Gnanavelkandan Kathirvel, Director Member Technical Staff, AT&T, Board of Directors at OpenStack, TSC Chair of Akraino Edge Stack

As cloud services continue to evolve, they are moving to the network edge. This architectural shift can help reduce latency, increase reliability and even reduce costs. Gnanavelkandan Kathirvel of AT&T gave us some of his thoughts on the technological and business benefits of edge computing, and how working with cutting edge open source projects like Akraino Edge Stack, a Linux Foundation project, can drive this architectural shift even further. How…

September 24, 2018
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Monsanto: Driving digital leadership to elevate the business (and feed the world)

The following interview was conducted prior to Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto. Jim Swanson is now senior vice president/CIO and head of digital transformation at Bayer Crop Science. There are great CIOs out there who, by changing the way their businesses relate to data, technology and the IT org, are strengthening their companies, boosting the bottom line, and even disrupting their industries. And a very few of those IT leaders are…

September 24, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: The future of big data and AI boils down to one thing

When I started my first business in the mid-90’s I did what most first-time entrepreneurs do — I ordered business cards. Actually, I first had to get an address and order a phone. After all, I couldn’t order business cards without them. Then it was setting up an accounting system, doing the legal paperwork, building a website, and, of course, writing a really long business plan. I did everything except…

September 24, 2018
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15 ways to salvage a troubled digital transformation

Robert F. Kennedy once said, “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly,” which may bring some comfort to IT leaders when it comes to digital transformations that stumble. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source: http://www.cio.com

September 24, 2018
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JPMorgan Chase invests in agile platforms, digital talent

Most IT leaders can only dream of a $10.8 billion IT budget. Lucky for JPMorgan Chase & Co. CIO Lori Beer, the beneficiary of such an embarrassment of riches, the financial services firm has its sights set on perfecting its digital business. And that requires the latitude to make significant investments in new products, services and staff. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source: http://www.cio.com

September 24, 2018
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Pentagon CIOs struggle with legacy tech, security. Sound familiar?

Patrick Flanders has been thinking a lot about IT modernization. Flanders, CIO of the Defense Health Agency, is gearing up to consolidate control over the Pentagon’s sprawling network of treatment centers, in the process centralizing a far-flung set of IT operations that raise a host of security and device-management considerations. [ Learn from your peers: Check out our State of the CIO 2018 report on the challenges and concerns of…

September 21, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Digital transformation with purpose: Making the shift towards balanced business models

While many companies are well into their digital transformation journey, it’s been widely reported that relatively few organizations are truly thriving or succeeding. Consultancy Inc.Digital, for example, cites only 18% of organizations as digitally thriving and consultancy ClearPrism has found that “fewer than 12% of companies capture more than 85% of economic profit in any industry.” Difficulties in execution aside, digital transformation is clearly an ongoing journey, not a destination,…

September 20, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Why C-suite executives must build strong online communities of their own

There is nothing more anachronistic than the idea of corporate leadership dictating the direction of a company from behind the closed doors of an ivory tower. That approach may have worked in the days of Carnegie and Rockefeller, but in today’s business environment, C-suite executives can’t afford to disconnect themselves from the day-to-day operation of their businesses. There’s simply too much at stake to delegate important tasks down the line…

September 20, 2018
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