IT - CxO
5 Sep 2017
CIOs are Totally Stressed Out: Here's How to Help
CIO, September 5th, 2017

"Caught between trying to maintain legacy systems and be agile enough to foresee trends in the market, IT administrators feel pulled in two different directions...

In the course of researching a marketing campaign aimed at IT professionals, I have interviewed dozens of such workers over the past year. Some are middle-aged; some are very young. I've talked to men and women in all parts of the country who worked at large and small firms..."
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7 Sep 2017
CIO or C-Suite: To Whom Should the CISO Report?
Dark Reading, September 7th, 2017

"Five reasons why the chief information security officer needs to get out from under the control of IT.

According to a 2015 study by Georgia Tech Information Security Center, 40 percent of CISOs reported to the CIO or CTO rather than directly to upper leadership. A forthcoming F5 Ponemon CISO research report will show that the trend is shifting away from CISOs reporting into the IT organization..."
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5 Sep 2017
Chief Digital Officers Emerge in Business Transformation Efforts
ZDNet, September 5th, 2017

"Chief information and technology officers still lead the pack in Constellation Research's Business Transformation 150- list, but digital and innovation specialists have gained footing...

Chief digital officers are increasingly driving business transformation efforts, but chief information and technology officers lead the pack, according to a Constellation Research's list of 150 influential executives..."
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    4 Sep 2017
    CIO Interview: Adrenaline Junkie Leaps from Big Pharma to Cloud Services
    ComputerWeekly, September 4th, 2017

    "Diana McKenzie, CIO of Workday and triathlon competitor, on analytics, data lakes and the relationship between IT and business...

    Diana McKenzie caught the IT bug from her school counsellor. As the young student sat down to discuss what academic programmes to take, the counsellor told her a story..."
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    5 Sep 2017
    How Can CIOs Help Create the Next Generation of IT Leaders?
    ZDNet, September 5th, 2017

    "Four experts give their best-practice tips for CIOs who are keen to develop their talent...

    IT leadership is a constant work in progress. A confluence of fast-changing business demands and technological advances mean CIOs must work hard to keep their skills fresh and up-to-date.

    So what do these requirements mean for next-generation IT leadership? Here, four experts offer their advice to CIOs who are keen on developing new expertise..."
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      5 Sep 2017
      New Cyber Regulations Highlight Need for Virtual CISOs
      CSO Online, September 5th, 2017

      "NY regulations increase demands on CISOs already under stress and in short supply...

      The question of responsibility for cyber-attacks has been a gray area for the last few years. Regulators have treated data breaches and hacking attacks as though they were earthquakes or floods beyond human control, but that's beginning to change. A new set of rules just went into effect in New York that requires financial services companies to have comprehensive cybersecurity strategies..."
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        5 Sep 2017
        How to Make a Business Case for Hiring a CDO
        CIO Insight, September 5th, 2017

        "With business stakeholders increasingly demanding quick access to data, the vast majority of CIOs are convinced that their organization needs to hire a chief data officer (CDO), according to a recent survey from Experian Data Quality. The resulting report, 'The Chief Data Officer: Powering Business Opportunities with Data,' states that CIOs can't cover the same kind of professional ground that CDOs can...."
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        6 Sep 2017
        Cloud ERP: The Rising Alternative to Hosting Your own
        CIO, September 6th, 2017

        CIOs faced with brittle on-premises ERP systems and the desire to free up valuable IT resources are increasingly looking to the cloud as a reliable, scalable solution for their ERP needs.

        One of the first tasks Tom Doria was charged with when he was brought on board as CIO of SeneGence International late last year was to evaluate cloud services for ERP. The global manufacturer and multilevel marketing company for women's cosmetics is experiencing tremendous growth and its platform couldn't match the pace needed for the company to remain competitive, says Doria..."
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        8 Sep 2017
        Gartner's Latest Hype Cycle Highlights Emerging Cloud Security Technologies
        silconANGLE, September 8th, 2017

        "Technology industry analyst firm Gartner Inc. Thursday published its latest Hype Cycle for Cloud Security products, which is designed to inform security personnel about which technologies are ready for mainstream adoption and which are not quite ready for prime time.

        Gartner said rapid growth in the adoption of cloud technologies is driving huge interest in products that can secure data, applications and workloads running in those environments..."
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        8 Sep 2017
        38% of Attorneys Fail to Disclose Cybersecurity Issues to Board
        Dark Reading, September 8th, 2017

        "Directors increasingly find themselves held accountable for cybersecurity breaches at their companies.

        Despite a movement to hold company directors responsible for security breaches at their organization, nearly 40% of in-house attorneys and general counsel fail to disclose security issues h to their board, according to a survey by ALM Intelligence and law firm Morrison & Foerster.

        The survey of 200 in-house attorneys and general counsel also found that 14% of respondents will inform their board of security matters less often than once a year..."
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        8 Sep 2017
        Cover Your aaS Renewal Discussions
        Forrester, September 8th, 2017

        "Many of our clients are fast approaching their contractual renewal dates for Cloud and as-a-service (aaS) offerings. They have expressed concerns over vendors changing licensing models and pricing terms at the renewal point, usually to our clients' detriment. They feel almost powerless at the negotiation table and perceive that vendors are playing on their immaturity regarding effective aaS exit management strategies, making them reluctant to change vendor and in turn leading to uncomfortable budgetary discussions with their CIOs..."
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        8 Sep 2017
        A Kodak CIO's Perspective on Why Leadership Matters
        CIO, September 8th, 2017

        "Leadership is an important topic for every CIO. John Milazzo, CIO at Kodak Alaris, shares his insights on the important behaviors that helped him lead his IT team to success...

        I'm sure that every one of you who are CIOs recognizes that your role is more strategic than ever before. The digital revolution is driving every company to rethink how to leverage information and technology in new and innovative ways to create unique customer value..."
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