In the C-Suite, executives are pretty much tied to their role. You don't see the chief marketing officer jumping into the HR director's shoes. Nor can the head of security easily take on financial tasks while looking for a new CFO. However, one position holds all the tools necessary to become a boardroom hydra, cropping up in every department and taking on extra titles and responsibilities where necessary. In modern business, CIOs have become the jacks-of-all-trades, said Ravi Naik, CIO (and head of global real estate) for storage giant SanDisk.
Professional services firm PwC Wednesday released its 2015 Global Digital IQ Survey [.pdf], which looks at what digital technology organizations use to boost business value. PwC surveyed 2,000 executive throughout 51 countries to gain insight into the relationship between digital investments and business value.
You've heard it here many times that CIOs are not, for the most part, behind the push and implementation of big data projects – other C-Suite members are. This report in CIO by Clint...
U.S. CIO Tony Scott said he has seen ubiquitous problems in the way some government agencies are building their IT programs. Much of the hardware, software, languages – anything that goes into building a system – are outdated and cannot stand to the level of threats that the government is facing today. Some of the systems were designed "10, 15, 20 years ago or more in some cases" and are need of an overhaul, he said.
Along with Aerohive and Travelport, the Journal noted that ArcBest Corp., Autolive Inc., Lowe's Cos Inc., Winnebago Industries Inc. and Zion Bancorporation have all seen CIOs join their boards since February.
For CIOs, mergers and acquisitions mean a lot of work: integrating systems, taking inventory of IT resources, ensuring compatibility of technical workflows, and many more responsibilities. In fact, IT is presented with the "largest integration challenges" during M&A events, according to a contributed article from Deloitte in Wall Street Journal's CIO Journal. The firm offered a few steps that IT and CIOs can take to set themselves up for success when companies merge.
FierceCIO speaks with Mick Ruel, vice president of executive search at healthcare industry staffing firm B E Smith about what hospitals and healthcare systems are looking for in a CIO hire, and what skills and qualities make or break a candidate.
Business intelligence and analytics have risen to the top spot when it comes to technology investments this year.
Being in the C-suite can be difficult for multiple reasons, not the least of them being how lonely it can get. Longtime IT leader and consultant offered his advice for CIOs to avoid being the lonely at the top.
The top news stories for July 17, 2015.