If you are one of the many CIOs having trouble connecting with the C-suite these days, the problem, according to some recent research, is that CEOs don't think you understand their issues or help solve business needs.
The writers' proposition is straightforward: The smaller the team, the fewer the number of interactions and the greater the manageability.
Women still face a number of persistent deterrents to entering the tech industry, but the good news is that men seem to understand this, and they agree on what should be done about it.
The United Kingdom is doing away with its Government CIO in favor of boosting the IT expertise within individual departments, reports Gary Flood at InformationWeek . The government's IT reform initiative has been so productive as to make the central oversight position unnecessary, according to the Cabinet Office.
When Ron Kifer was offered the CIO position at Applied Materials in 2006, the job came with a mandate to redevelop business processes end-to-end to reduce costs, improve service delivery, create transparency and strengthen IT's relationship with the business units.
At a time when HR departments routinely check the Internet for embarrassing Facebook photos of job candidates, a startup named Gild says it can rate software-development job seekers by the code they've published online, writes Technology Review 's Jessica Leber. But how that rating system works may not match up well with what a particular employer needs.
Despite the essential role that IT plays in business success, few corporate boards include CIOs or any experts in information security, data strategy or global risk.
With new reports of growing demand for IT workers, it may not surprise you that some on your team are considering a new job. If your best workers show any of the following three warning signs, you may want to enhance their incentives to stay, reports Kevin Casey at InformationWeek.
For all the talk about the importance of IT employees integrating business and technical skills, it's still pure technology that pays the most--or costs the most--if you're a CIO. That's according to the annual "PayScale College Salary Report for 2013."
How much age discrimination is there in enterprise IT departments? That question is trickier than it appears, and it goes beyond the question of whether an IT shop is getting rid of people because they're old versus shedding employees who aren't making the grade.