Innovative companies of today can no longer rely on CIOs whose purview doesn't extend past back-office server stacks. With the way tech is headed for nearly every industry – to the cloud – most enterprises need an IT exec at the front of the business with a solid understanding of the organization's core processes and how to better realize them, observed Kendra Von Esh, executive strategic advisor at Coupa, in this exclusive interview with FierceCIO.
Layoffs over the past year hit female employees disproportionately harder at Microsoft, causing the percentage of women on staff to drop noticeably. Women made up 29 percent of Microsoft's workforce in 2014, a number that dropped to 26.8 this year.
Bob Stutz, VP and head of Dynamics at Microsoft, is leaving the company, according to a memo first reported on by MSDynamicsWorld. Stutz will be headed to Salesforce, according to sources in Re/Code, where he will step in as chief analytics officer.
Marten Mickos, of MySQL and Eucalyptus fame, has landed in a new role, this time at the head of a company called HackerOne.
SAP has integrated SuccessFactors, its human resources software, and Fieldglass, its vendor management system, in hopes of offering companies a service that can deliver a more complete look at their workforces.
New research from PayScale shows the big pay gap between men and women, particularly in tech.
CareerBuilder has been trying to move away from just offering a jobs board and into delivering more types of services for businesses and today extended that effort with a new product called Talentstream Sourcing Platform. The tool is designed to help recruiters search previous candidates' applications, external job boards and networking databases within a single interface.
Amazon, apparently, is still smarting over that New York Times story that depicted the company's "bruising" corporate culture as one with little regard for the people actually working there. On Monday, Jay Carney, senior vice president for global corporate affairs at Amazon, took to Medium with a defense of the company. He's got one important nugget but the rest of his piece reads like a weak response from a bully who's been called out.
In the C-Suite, executives are pretty much tied to their role. You don't see the chief marketing officer jumping into the HR director's shoes. Nor can the head of security easily take on financial tasks while looking for a new CFO. However, one position holds all the tools necessary to become a boardroom hydra, cropping up in every department and taking on extra titles and responsibilities where necessary. In modern business, CIOs have become the jacks-of-all-trades, said Ravi Naik, CIO (and head of global real estate) for storage giant SanDisk.
Private education startup General Assembly announced yesterday a new funding round of $70 million dollars to expand its operations and increase accessibility to new markets.