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23 Apr 2017 How To Eliminate Enterprise Shadow IT [62517]
CIO, April 11th 2017

Don't try to find shadow IT and govern it; instead, out-compete it with DevOps

Peter Bendor-Samuel writes in CIO, "Gartner studies have found that shadow IT is 30 to 40 percent of IT spending in large enterprises, and our research at Everest Group finds it comprises 50 percent or more. Either way, I believe these statistics are an understatement of the shadow IT ecosystem - spending on IT that doesn't go through the sanctioned enterprise IT shared service function. It's a big issue, and increasingly complicated. Historically, the increase in complexities, the need for greater security or the need to operate at enterprise-wide scale drove shadow IT out of departments and into the administration of the IT group. That's no longer the case; thanks to SaaS and cloud products/services, shadow IT can now operate securely at scale. So how can a CIO address the risks and expense of shadow IT? ..."
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23 Apr 2017 Salaries For Storage, Networking Pros Continue To Rise [62510]
CIO, April 12th 2017

The annual salary survey from Dice.com shows tech salaries stagnating slightly, but certain in-demand skills did see increases in 2016

"While 2016 saw U.S. tech salaries remain essentially flat year-over-year, key skills, especially in the areas of storage and networking, did warrant increases, according to the annual tech salary report from careers site Dice.com," writes Sharon Florentine in CIO.

"Their recent survey polled 12,907 employed technology professionals online between October 26, 2016 and January 24, 2017. The survey found that, overall, technology salaries in the U.S. were essentially flat year-over-year (-1 percent) at $92,081 in 2016, a slight dip from $93,328 in 2015. However, there are some notable exceptions across the country and for specific skills areas like storage and networking seeing increases, says Bob Melk, president, Dice.com..."
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23 Apr 2017 Top Ten Articles for last few Issues [62500]
Vol 230 Issues 1 and 2; Vol 229 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 228 Issue 4

We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • 5 Things All Security Teams Should Be Doing (But Many Aren't)
  • What Is 4K Blu-Ray?
  • How To Make Your IT Department More Valuable: 4 Stages Of Success
  • How CIOs Can Improve Their Staff's Engagement (Slideshow)
  • IT Certifications: How Valuable Are They?
  • Salaries For Storage, Networking Pros Continue To Rise
  • How To Eliminate Enterprise Shadow IT
  • The Best VPNs 2017
  • What Matters To Project Managers
  • How CISOs can explain privacy to the C-suite

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.
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23 Apr 2017 How To Make Your IT Department More Valuable: 4 Stages Of Success [62515]
TechRepublic, April 11th 2017

At the 2017 Midmarket CIO Forum, Dan Roberts of Ouellette & Associates Consulting described the four stages of the IT maturity curve, and how your shop can create more business value

Alison DeNisco writes in TechRepublic, "Enterprise IT shops play a variety of roles, from delivering basic services all the way up to implementing innovative strategies. At the 2017 Midmarket CIO Forum in Savannah, GA, Dan Roberts, CEO of Ouellette & Associates Consulting and author of Unleashing the Power of IT: Bringing People, Business, and Technology Together, explained the four-level IT maturity curve and how organizations can move up the curve to deliver more business value to their organization..."
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23 Apr 2017 How CIOs Can Improve Their Staff's Engagement (Slideshow) [62516]
CIO Insight, April 13th 2017

Organizations are recognizing that everyone - employees, teams, managers and executives - influences engagement. Find out how CIOs can make a positive impact

"Workforce engagement isn't strictly an employee thing or a management thing. It's actually an 'everybody' thing, with individuals, teams, managers and executives playing a major role, according to a recent survey from the Engagement Institute, a joint venture of organizations that include the Conference Board and Deloitte Consulting..." -CIO Insight
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