IT Leadership

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Smarter than you thought

Newly hired systems analyst doesn't really grasp systems, but she does knows how to throw lots of jargon around at managers -- and how to finesse an impossible situation.


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CIO Leadership Live with Jack Clare, CIO and chief strategy officer at Dunkin' Brands | Ep 9

In this episode of CIO Leadership Live, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Jack Clare, CIO and chief strategy officer at Dunkin' Brands, about the company's mobile payment, ordering and loyalty apps, and how it's striving to improve...

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8 reasons why your resume isn't getting noticed

Not getting any bites on your resume? You might be making one or more of these eight common resume mistakes.

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CIO Leadership Live with Sanjay Shringarpure, CIO, E.& J. Gallo Winery | Ep 8

In this Q&A, host Maryfran Johnson talks one-on-one with Sanjay Shringarpure, CIO at E.& J. Gallo Winery, about the changing landscape of IT and innovation technologies in the agriculture industry, the challenges of recruiting talent,...

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Blockchain moves into top spot for hottest job skills

Blockchain development is now the hottest skill in the freelance job market, growing more than 6,000% since this time last year and putting it on pace to be the new “cloud” of the 21st Century, according to a new report.

And we're guessing EVERYBODY is happier now

Annual performance review time at this company has come and gone, and one database admin who's at the bottom of the IT-shop pecking order has reached the end of his rope.

Those who can, do. Those who can't, have roommates.

Flashback to 1971, when this future IT pilot fish has one final assignment to finish in order to graduate: write a program to make change for a purchase from a $5 bill.

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What is the cloud-native approach?

In this 60-second video, learn how the cloud-native approach is changing the way enterprises structure their technologies, from Craig McLuckie, founder and CEO of Heptio, and one of the inventors of open-source system Kubernetes

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6 hot digital transformation trends – and 4 going cold

Now considered essential to driving profits, digital transformations are shifting from platform-first strategies to initiatives that leverage emerging technologies in service of clear customer and operational goals.

Big Data -- the 1970s version

It's the late 1970s, and this non-techie pilot fish gets a data processing job with his state's Motor Vehicles department -- where the tech is a little out of date.

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CIO Leadership Live with Klara Jelinkova, CIO of Rice University | Ep 7

Maryfran Johnson talks with Klara Jelinkova, Rice University’s CIO, on a range of topics, including the responsibility of senior women in IT to mentor the next generation and how the university's GDPR project was an opportunity to...

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Technologies that will disrupt business in 2018

From artificial intelligence to augmented reality, these dozen disruptive technologies and trends will begin driving how business gets done at forward-thinking organizations this year.

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8 essential sites for researching your next employer

Landing a job interview feels great, but how much do you know about your potential employer? Job listings often illicit more questions than provide answers. Knowing where to find inside information can mean the difference between...

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7 goals every project manager should aspire to achieve

Project managers must look beyond requirements, budgets and timelines to ensure they are executing high-impact, high-visibility projects with a direct line to the organization's overall strategic goals. Here's how to be recognized by...

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The new social media imperative: Distance yourself

As Facebook just learned, a social network’s reputation can sour in an instant. Here’s how to save your own.

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12 reasons why digital transformation fails in the enterprise

Lack of CEO sponsorship, talent deficiency, resistance to change — if you’ve encountered any of the following issues, you may want to rethink your digital transformation before it grinds to a standstill.

Programming is typing code, right? So type faster!

This bank's IT group gets a new director, and to the delight of one pilot fish, it turns out he started his career as a programmer. Finally, a boss who understands!

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10 tips for making your self-evaluation more meaningful

Whether you think your company uses the information or not, self-evaluations are a necessary device for professional development. Here’s how to make the most of the dreaded self-evaluation process.

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CIO Leadership Live with Mojgan Lefebvre, CIO of Global Risk Services at Liberty Mutual | Ep 6

Host Maryfran Johnson talks with Mojgan Lefebvre, CIO for Liberty Mutual's Global Specialty business, about how the insurance firm is leveraging the cloud, creating business-specific data strategy and getting the best from its...

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