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5 CIO Lessons That I Learned From Dr. J

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.16.2014 | 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 03.31.2014 | 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 03.25.2014 | 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 03.20.2014 | 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 03.07.2014 | 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.

Using Technology to Close the Education Gap for Girls

Joel Lamstein | Posted 03.06.2014 | Impact
Joel Lamstein

In March 2011, to mark International Women's Day, I wrote a blog post asking, "Can Technology Close the Gap for Girls and Women?" The ConnectEd progra...

The Perils of Inappropriate IT Today's Business Can't Afford

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 02.25.2014 | Technology
Sreedhar Pillai

In a world where one lost file can mean a death knell for your business, losing money investing in bad IT may be the least of your concerns compared to the chance that your data were to vanish overnight.

Do Something, Do Nothing, or Decide You Don't Care

Edward Muzio | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

When I was a kid, we didn't have weather. That doesn't sound right. I'm pretty sure we had weather. We just didn't talk about it much. That doesn't ...

Technology or Teachers?

Kathy Kemper | Posted 02.19.2014 | Education
Kathy Kemper

There is no silver bullet that will enable the U.S. to catch up, and it has been clear for some time, moreover, that simply throwing money at schools is not the answer.

Fourteen Transformative CIO Resolutions For 2014

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Now that we are one month into the new year, and personal resolutions are well in hand, it's an opportune time to consider professional resolutions. W...

Technology That Leads Local Governments Forward

Steve Lucas | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Steve Lucas

The important thing for these cities will be to find and adopt next generation technology platforms that easily scale to the right size for a city in terms of ease of use, flexibility and cost.

Should Foreign Aid Be Abandoned or Adapted?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Marcelo Giugale

The problem with arguments against aid is not that they lack fiscal appeal or past evidence -- nobody wants to waste money abroad while the budget is being cut at home. The problem is that they belong to a world that doesn't exist anymore.

CIO Magazine's Editor-In-Chief Answers the Top 5 Questions on Every CIO's Mind

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

In her role as the Editor in Chief of the printed CIO Magazine and the event division, Maryfran Johnson spends 90% of her time in conversation with CI...

The Future of Testing Your Genetic Future

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

This week, 23andMe, the Google-backed DTC genetic test company, stunned many observers by agreeing to stop sales of its $99 genetic test kit online, saying it will now release only ancestry information and raw data without interpretation.

A Global Agreement on Privacy, Intelligence and National Security

Stacy Baird | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Stacy Baird

No longer can the U.S. or others in the West claim the moral high ground. So now that this is established, let's have the conversation that is long overdue. The U.S. and the West can regain leadership, but it must take the first steps to strike the right balance, and through a cooperative process.

Finding a Solution for the FYI Culture

Eli Bronner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Eli Bronner

Because variance in speed used to indicate the urgency of a message, the advancement in mobile technology has also eradicated the old system of prioritizing enterprise communications.

Where Is the Future of Law Taking Us?

Joshua Slayen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Joshua Slayen

If a half-century's worth of sci-fi B-movies and Jetsons reruns have taught us anything, it's that it is impossible to accurately predict the future. Cars still don't fly, nobody teleports anywhere and there's still no such thing as a lunar colony.

The Positive Impact of More Women CIOs

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

What effect will an increasing number of women in higher education CIO positions have on the transition of the CIO to a more social leadership role?

CIOs: Stop Chasing Shadow IT, And Start Chasing Innovation

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently had the opportunity to interview a brilliant CIO, Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis, VP and Global CIO of Dell. Karaboutis has been named one of th...

What Is The Cloud? (And Why Small Businesses Need To Care)

Christine Hall | Posted 11.06.2013 | Small Business

Cloud computing has come a long way to become a mainstream technology tool for business. Earlier this year, Parallels, a software company that enab...

50 Digital Marketing Metrics [SLIDESHARE]

Vala Afshar | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Vala Afshar

50 Digital Marketing Metrics For CMOs, CIOs, CDOs, and CFOs Are you ready for a chief data officer? This question was asked by Thomas Redman in a ...

City of San Francisco CIO: Simplify, Accelerate!

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently interviewed Marc Touitou, the CIO of the City of San Francisco, about IT led business transformation and the changing role of the CIO. Tou...

7 Ways To Turn IT Into A Strategic Business Asset

Vala Afshar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with not one, but two incredible CIOs: the present CIO of Accenture, Andrew Wilson, and retiring CIO, Frank Mo...

Should All Personal Information Be Encrypted?

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

As we roll out the technology to implement the Affordable Care Act -- with millions of Americans signing up for the first time -- attempts to find and exploit weaknesses in the system are bound to increase.

Creating a management agenda for government

Tom Fox | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Steven VanRoekel is the acting deputy director of management at the Office of Management and Budget as well as the federal government's chief informat...