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12 Characteristics of Successful IT Professionals

12 Characteristics of Successful IT Professionals | CIO - CTO News | Scoop.it
My daughter just graduated college with a degree in Computer Science and landed a job with an insurance company in their IT department. What makes an IT person successful?
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Mix creativity, technical expertise and a personality that isn't afraid to completely geek out over the power of technology and you get a great IT professional! 

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NetAppVoice: What The Big Bang Theory Can Teach You About The Evolution Of Technology

NetAppVoice: What The Big Bang Theory Can Teach You About The Evolution Of Technology | CIO - CTO News | Scoop.it
You hear a lot of talk about integrated infrastructures these days. Cutting through the jargon, these pre-packaged data centers save huge amounts of money, and simplify your business operations. Using them is a fantastically great idea -- it's practically free money -- but they didn't seem like it when they first emerged. There's a broader business lesson here...
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Daimler Trucks CIO seeks to hire 'Edisons' and 'Einsteins'

Daimler Trucks CIO seeks to hire 'Edisons' and 'Einsteins' | CIO - CTO News | Scoop.it
Rather than any one particular IT skill, Daimler Trucks CIO says he's investing in 'Edisons' and 'Einsteins' -- people who can build and people who are visionaries.
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Is your team made up of Einsteins or Edisons?

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Not another vendor presentation...

Not another vendor presentation... | CIO - CTO News | Scoop.it
The main conference and event season is in full swing. And this means plenty of opportunities for networking, learning about new trends and technologies as well as listening to CIOs, consultants an...
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Forrester: CIOs at risk of 'multi-million dollar liabilities' over mobile software licenses

Forrester: CIOs at risk of 'multi-million dollar liabilities' over mobile software licenses | CIO - CTO News | Scoop.it
Software licenses for mobile users are a “totally grey area” legally, opening enterprises up to mounting costs unless a compromise with vendors is made, Forrester has warned.
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“Software providers are licensing by core or by RAM of memory - putting you at the bottom of a cost escalator, and data inflation is increasing. Unlike hardware vendors, the providers won't put any cap on what they charge. You buy millions of dollars worth of SAP Hana and you are committing your organisation to buying one hundred million dollars worth in three or four years’ time, which I don’t think people realise.” - Duncan Jones, Forrester Analyst

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Robots can now officially imitate humans

Robots can now officially imitate humans | CIO - CTO News | Scoop.it
A computer that has convinced humans it is a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy has potentially passed a benchmark for artificial intelligence for the first time. The programme, named "Eugene Goostman" and created by Russian developers, managed to convince 33% of the judges that it was human at an event at the Royal Society in London, The Independent reported. The so-called...

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Chief Innovation Officer Of $9B Healthcare Company Reveals Transformation Secrets

Chief Innovation Officer Of $9B Healthcare Company Reveals Transformation Secrets | CIO - CTO News | Scoop.it
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mohan Nair, Senior VP & Chief Innovation Officer at Cambia Health Solutions, to ask some direct questions about his role as change agent in a large organization. I also read his book, Strategic Business Transformation (Wiley, 2011), which outlines the seven [...]
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What IT Can Learn From The Auto Industry - InformationWeek

What IT Can Learn From The Auto Industry - InformationWeek | CIO - CTO News | Scoop.it
There's too much waste in IT, and it should look to the car industry for examples of efficiency and innovation.
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You’re the new CIO-Now what?

You’re the new CIO-Now what? | CIO - CTO News | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago on a beautiful autumn afternoon I received a call from a young man I had coached for about six months earlier in the year. He anxiously asked if I had a few minutes to talk, which fortunately, I did. He was a member of the senio…
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Great tips on how to make smart choices in the transition to CIO. 

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Don't Get Snowdened: 5 Questions Every CEO Should Ask Their CIO/CSO

Don't Get Snowdened: 5 Questions Every CEO Should Ask Their CIO/CSO | CIO - CTO News | Scoop.it
Last Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the historic Edward Snowden disclosure. In the year since the first stories about Snowden appeared, one of the…
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Do you have a good answer to all of these 5 questions?

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The Key to Business Growth

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, June 9, 2014 11:52 PM


Growing any business is never an easy task, and business owners tend to chop and change, as they attempt to unlock the secret to growing their own businesses.


One consistent element, commonly shows up in cases where the key to the growth of any business is examined in detail, and that element relates to the way in which the business is marketed.


This excellent article, suggests that consistent marketing strategy and processes are the key to business growth, and it offers three tips to help business owners get consistency into their marketing efforts.

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Technology Helps Online Shoppers Get a Better Fit - ABC News (blog)

Technology Helps Online Shoppers Get a Better Fit - ABC News (blog) | CIO - CTO News | Scoop.it
Technology Helps Online Shoppers Get a Better Fit
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New technologies are trying to change that: Levi's is asking shoppers to identify their body shape, bra company True & Co.
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NETWORK SECURITY What Enterprises Can Learn From eBay Data Breach - CIO Today

NETWORK SECURITY What Enterprises Can Learn From eBay Data Breach - CIO Today | CIO - CTO News | Scoop.it
CIO Today NETWORK SECURITY What Enterprises Can Learn From eBay Data Breach CIO Today While eBay sorts through the details for members -- which include millions of buyers and sellers who conducted $205 billion worth of business · Relevant...
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