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28 Nov 2016
Do you have what it takes to be a great CIO?
jaxenter, November 28th, 2016

"CIOs have the potential to become business leaders - it's a matter of nurturing the right skills, talent and relationships, according to Deloitte

What sort of personality do you need to be a great chief information officer?

You might think being competitive, outgoing, quick to adapt to technology and having strong people skills will turn you into a great CIO. But you would be wrong..."
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28 Nov 2016
The changing role of the CIO and boardroom in 2017
Information Age, November 28th, 2016

"Shifting boardroom attitudes and practices have dominated c-suite trends in 2016, and the role of the CIO has changed dramatically. What will this landscape look like going into 2017?

C-suite attitudes, while far from archaic, have perhaps been focused too heavily on how to reach customers.

As 2017 approaches a shift should be occurring in boardroom priorities. Of course its job is to drive profits, but this must be done in a secure way. Security is the name of the game..."
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29 Nov 2016
Every company is a technology company, but most don't behave like one
TechCrunch, November 29th, 2016

"In 2011, Marc Andreesen famously wrote a Wall Street Journal essay declaring that 'software is eating the world.' Five years later, the five largest companies in the world by market capitalization are all software companies.

However, in today's information economy, Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook are not the only important large technology companies..."
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29 Nov 2016
Adobe CIO: What it takes to be an exceptional CIO in the 'Age of Everywhere'
The Enterprisers Project, November 29th, 2016

"Since becoming SVP and CIO at Adobe Systems during summer 2016, Cynthia Stoddard has kept up a hectic schedule getting to know the company, which has included building relationships with her colleagues around the world. The Enterprisers Project caught up with her to discuss what makes for a winning CIO today.

The Enterprisers Project (TEP): As digital transformation rolls on and we approach what eBay's CEO called 'The Age of Everywhere,' many IT groups are defining what the next generation of their organization looks like. That begs the question - what does the ideal CIO look like for the successful future of IT?..."
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30 Nov 2016
The CIO's Influence in the Business Is Growing (Slideshow)
CIO Insight, November 30th, 2016

"In addition to being perceived as trusted custodians of technology systems, CIOs and other tech leaders said they are becoming change instigators and business co-creators in their companies, according to a recent survey from Deloitte. The accompanying 2016-2017 global CIO survey, 'Navigating Legacy: Charting the Course to Business Value,' indicates that most CIOs now come to their positions from leadership roles outside the IT department - frequently within a business area. Survey respondents think highly of their IT department's business acumen, which helps them meet expectations related to the improvement of business processes and innovation..."
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30 Nov 2016
4 Ways Business Priorities Don't Align With IT
InformationWeek, November 30th, 2016

"CIOs are well aware of changing business expectations, but often lack the resources, skills, or alignment to execute on expectations. The Deloitte 2016-2017 Global CIO survey reveals some stark disconnects between the business and IT.

Deloitte's 2016-2017 Global CIO survey reveals a disconnect between business expectations and IT capabilities. This is particularly so when it comes to expectations around innovation and cybersecurity.

Globally, 1,217 technology leaders across 48 countries responded to the survey, which was conducted May through September of 2016..."
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1 Dec 2016
Why financial services firms need to rethink their digital strategy
ITProPortal, December 1st, 2016

"What worked in finance in the 1990s, or even the naughties, no longer applies.

Banking has been part of society for millennia. From ancient times, when grain and cattle were traded as valuable currency, to the 18th century when the sector as we know it first emerged. Big banks have always been a central part of daily life. They enable people to save, act as payment platforms and are the very reason people can buy their homes..."
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    27 Nov 2016
    Why is NOW the time to rethink your 2-tier ERP Strategy
    ZDNet, November 27th, 2016

    "Multinational companies directly drive the major part of global businesses. Often the business of subsidiaries, dedicated Line of business, acquisitions or divestitures are run with the ERP system of the headquarters, but there are cases where it is advantageous to run the subsidiary with their own independent ERP system...

    Multinational companies directly drive the major part of global businesses. Often the business of subsidiaries, dedicated Line of business, acquisitions or divestitures are run with the ERP system of the headquarters, but there are cases where it is advantageous to run the subsidiary with their own independent ERP system..."
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      1 Dec 2016
      The digital opportunity for CIOs
      ComputerWeekly, December 1st, 2016

      "CIOs have a unique opportunity to lead the digital strategy in their organisations, but they have to move quickly to make sure they have the right skills and infrastructure in place

      Digital is a word CIOs hear constantly nowadays. Some see it as an opportunity or an enabler, while others see it as a threat or disruption. But what is vastly underestimated is how it provides a unique opportunity for the CIO to show leadership like never before..."
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      28 Nov 2016
      Has IT become too Complex to Manage?
      Network World, November 28th, 2016

      "IT leaders must grapple with an overwhelming diversity of challenges to manage the enterprise IT function, but has it become too complex to manage?

      In the late 1990s, I was responsible for technical operations for a large healthcare organization. We supported more than 5,000 users across 50 locations and supported three distinct lines of business. We were a very progressive organization at the leading edge of technology innovation in healthcare.

      It was not a simple operation..."
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      29 Nov 2016
      The Reporting Line of the CISO is Key to Success
      Business 2 Community, November 29th, 2016

      "Why is the reporting line of the CISO still a hot topic amongst Security communities?

      The actual role of the CISO varies greatly from one organisation to another - even if, on paper, job descriptions often look similar.

      Of course, the best reporting line for the CISO is the one that positions the role in the best way within the organisation - in relation to the real challenges that the CISO is expected to resolve.

      But in practice, corporate governance across large organisations also varies greatly, depending of industry sectors and geographical dispersion..."
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