Week-in-Review: What should IT be thankful for?

Week-in-Review: What should IT be thankful for?

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November 25, 2016
CIO News Week In Review

In the United States, we celebrated Thanksgiving this week. To mark this season of gratitude, we’re highlighting several articles related to the American holiday because we think you’ll enjoy them no matter where you live. 

Thank you for this. When it comes to IT, what would you put on your list of thankful things? Paul Cottey, CIO at Water Street Healthcare Partners in Chicago, compiled his list. Several of the IT things he’s thankful for just go to show how fast things change in technology, such as: “Capex and open are far more interchangeable than they ever were before,” and “Business people are more tech-savvy than ever.” Hear, hear.  

A seat at the table. In case you missed it, we asked several business leaders to share the one famous technologist (past or present) who they would love to invite to their Thanksgiving dinner. We had multiple people name Elon Musk as their dream dinner guest (we only included one on the list). I really loved the answer given by Rosendin Electric CIO Sam Lamonica who picked Steve Wozniak, not just because of his technical chops, but also because they both have ballroom dancing in common. Read more about why he picked Wozniak and who other business leaders said they’d select.

Other ways to say thank you. In the spirit of showing gratitude, we asked CIOs and other readers to share the unique ways they thank their teams. From forced time off to a feast prepared by the bosses, these executives share some great tips they employ to show their employees just how grateful they are for the work they do. You can borrow some of their moves for your own IT organization. 

Prediction season. As 2016 winds down, you’ll be seeing more 2017 predictions for technology leaders (yes, we have one of our own planned too). The latest one covers the Society for Information Management’s 2017 trends analysis. Writing for Forbes, Peter High highlights the top three concerns cited by IT leaders for the year ahead. 

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