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Gartner Survey Shows 75 Percent of Government CIO Budgets Flat or Increasing in 2013

Despite a continuing drive to lower the cost of IT services, nearly 75 percent of government IT budgets globally were reported as flat or increasing in 2013, according to the Gartner Executive Programs 2013 CIO Agenda survey.
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IT budget outlook in government is looking brighter. And the top 3 technology priorities include business intelligence and analytics, legacy modernization, and IT management.

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Reinventing the CIO as Chief Interaction Officer

Reinventing the CIO as Chief Interaction Officer | Working IT | Scoop.it
CIOs' ability to connect company and customer may make the position more strategic than ever today. Yet, the lingering title -- Chief Information Officer -- is hopelessly married to a 20th Century job description.
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Redefining the mission of the CIO.

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IBM and Universities Team Up to Close a 'Big Data' Skills Gap

IBM and Universities Team Up to Close a 'Big Data' Skills Gap | Working IT | Scoop.it
The institutions will design courses to train students to grapple with the floods of data now available in business, science, and other fields.
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A recent study by Gartner suggested that over 4 million IT jobs to support Big Data will be created by 2015. To narrow the rapidly growing skills gap, IBM is partnering with universities to prepare students for Big Data careers. 

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Big Data Hiring: Unorthodox Advice

Big Data Hiring: Unorthodox Advice | Working IT | Scoop.it
Music majors, physicists and business domain experts bring fresh perspectives to an effective data science team, says Booz Allen Hamilton analytics expert.
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New career options for music majors? It's time for data science teams to get creative.

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Google: Gmail users have no expectation of privacy

Google: Gmail users have no expectation of privacy | Working IT | Scoop.it
Web giant says people have "no legitimate expectation of privacy in information" voluntarily turned over to third parties
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Anyone surprised?

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