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5 Must-Have IT Skills For The Future of Work

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The fact that data has the power to change our business and personal lives has put data science and analytics at the center of how marketing is done. Every digital click, swipe, "like", buy, comment and search produces a unique virtual identity.

Why HR, PR, and IT Are Worthy Startup Investments

Julia Neumer | Posted 09.12.2014 | Small Business
Julia Neumer

Money is tight, especially as you continue to build your startup. We know as well as the next entrepreneur that the bottom line is always top of mind. However, there are a few particular areas in which you should focus on early to secure future success.

10 Reasons To Use Open Source Software Defined Networking [Slideshare]

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.04.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

10 Reasons To Use Open Source Software-Defined Networking from Vala Afshar Open source software (OSS) now has a permanent role in the enterpris...

Instead of Banning 'Inversion,' Try This

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

The aim should be to help streamline and detoxify our tax system, encourage economic growth and at least mildly mitigate the growth of a permanent plutocracy based on inheritance.

Postmortem of an Outage

Sarah Novotny | Posted 08.20.2014 | Huffpost Code
Sarah Novotny

I'll let you all in on a secret. The big tech companies don't keep their websites perpetually available because of magic. These companies are able to serve their users on the web so consistently because of a few specific strategies.

The Internet of Things 2014 [Slideshare]

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Internet of Things from Vala Afshar Responding to her Friday morning alarm, Stacey gets out of bed. Simultaneously, items throughout her house ...

Venture Capitalist: 6 Step CIO Digital Transformation Guide

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.15.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The explosion of mobile smart devices, adoption of social networks, use of mobile applications and cloud enabled services has consumerized IT and sign...

CIOs: How To "Be the Change" Agent

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

According to Patty Hatter, when it comes to driving transformation in IT, the CIO must be the change agent. Wearing the two hats of Senior Vice Presid...

The Challenge of Shared Data and Apps in a BYOD Environment

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.29.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The concept of bring your own device (BYOD) may have started with students and employees simply using their own phone at work or school, but it rapidl...

HOW TO MAKE ORDINARY PEOPLE EXTRAORDINARY

Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

In the late 1970s, as penance for earlier sins, I signed on to help Jimmy Carter and my fellow citizens as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Interna...

Five Things IT Must Learn From the Automotive Industry

Sumir Karayi | Posted 08.30.2014 | Technology
Sumir Karayi

There is an overriding problem within the IT sector. It goes beyond challenges like the complexity of IT projects, the growth of BYOD, increased workforce mobility or dealing with legacy systems. The big problem in IT is the high degree of waste.

Like Don Quixote Tilting at Windmills, Foreign Governments Fight the Wrong Enemy Post-Snowden

Stacy Baird | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Stacy Baird

As a result of Snowden's disclosures, U.S. companies have been wrongly suffering commercial reprisals by some governments. Conflating the acts of the NSA with other agencies has also potentially harmed legitimate government activities.

Information Overload

William E. White | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
William E. White

We can educate our children by rote, but we will surely lose the future unless we embrace our enlightenment heritage of reason, logic, and innovation.

6 Business Benefits of Marketing And IT Collaboration

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.03.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Eduardo F. Conrado is one of the most unique guests we have had on CXOTalk because he is the Senior Vice President of both Marketing and IT at Motorol...

Business Collaboration Advice From The World's Top Social CIO

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently had the privilege to interview one of the most collaborative and social CIOs in the world, Oliver Bussmann, Group CIO of UBS. UBS is the b...

What's Really Wrong With Google?

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

Computers can do amazing things, but Google's algorithms are about exciting as grandpa's decrepit old shovel caked with dried up -- manure.

The Science Citation Index: A Transformative Information Resource Turns 50

Christopher King | Posted 07.16.2014 | Science
Christopher King

In an age when all the world's knowledge seems to be at one's fingertips, it might be difficult to envision a bygone era when retrieving information meant a slow, laborious, manual slog through printed materials. For scientists and scholars in the 1950s, the task was especially arduous.

Successful Chief Technology Officers (CTO) Strike a Balance Between Technology and People

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently had the great privilege and opportunity to speak with a pioneer in high performance computing, big data and predictive analytics, and the e...

Intel's 3-Tier Pyramid For Delivering Progressive IT Value

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The question of IT leadership is fraught with challenge. In a world where IT's relationship to the business is being called into question, the CIO has...

Broadcom CIO: The 7 Habits of Innovative CIOs

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Bill Miller Jr., CIO of Broadcom - an extraordinary networking company and incredible partner f...

5 CIO Lessons That I Learned From Dr. J

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

After a brutal winter, spring may finally be here, bringing with it the NCAA and NBA playoffs, when great minds turn to... basketball. Last year, I ...

What I Learned From Teaching

Danny Chan | Posted 05.30.2014 | Technology
Danny Chan

Teaching was an amazing experience that both excited and scared the hell out of me. It was my first time teaching a course to a room full of strangers...

The Top 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter 2014

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.25.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

  Top 100 CIOs to Follow on Twitter from Vala Afshar Since I last published the list of Most Social CIOs, the role of the Chief Informa...

CIOs: Elevate IT from Service Provider to Business Partner

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Successful selling in today's connected economy relies on the use of technology to deliver optimal customer value. Information Technology (IT) organiz...

Poor Women Need More than Just a Pink Mobile Phone

Hillary Miller-Wise | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Hillary Miller-Wise

In recognition of International Women's Day, March 8, 2014, we'd like to challenge mobile operators, NGOs, government and others to radically rethink the way that we allow poor women to benefit from mobile technology.