When James McPartland took on the CIO role at Torchmark Corporation in 2014, he had a big task before him: Show the rest of the business that IT could help drive growth.
Week in Review: November 4 - November 8
By Nathan Eddy via eWeek
"Spending on servers, storage and enterprise networks with an increase by just 1 percent in 2013, before improving to 4 percent growth next year." There is a lot of interesting speculation about what will happen with both hardware and software spending in 2014.
Heaps upon heaps of articles about Twitter's IPO. It debuted at $26 on Wednesday, on Thursday it had an opening price of $45.10 but closed at $44.90. So now maybe we can stop with the tweets about fans limiting their buy to 140 shares (please).
"Adobe said last week that attackers had stolen data on more than 38 million customer accounts, on top of the theft of information on nearly 3 million accounts that it disclosed nearly a month earlier... the number of records stolen appears to be the largest taken in any publicly disclosed cyber attack to date."
When hiring a new CIO, both the company and the CIO need to get it right. From the company's perspective, "Getting the CIO you deserve starts much earlier with the decision to recruit a new CIO and the drafting of the job description and the required experience and skills." "Most organizations don't go beyond the technical requirements of the role." He adds that as a potential CIO, "If you act and sound like a techie, then you will be treated like one."
How do your priorities determine whether you are considered a high performer or a follower.
Five ways! Quick read with some good ideas.
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