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How to win the war for talent - Plan ahead with your IT strategy to avoid the conflict

The best strategy for winning the war for talent is to avoid the conflict altogether

CIOs face an increasingly difficult battle to acquire and retain the resources they need to support their organisation's digital ambitions. But the best strategy for winning the war for talent is to avoid the conflict altogether and focus the CIO's resources and skills in the areas where IT can have the biggest impact. read more

Political Debate

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Political Debate

The public sector can revolutionise the way it operates and the services it offers tax payers. Former specialist adviser to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee, NHS IT Director and Microsoft UK CTO Jerry Fishenden explores how.

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Internet of Thieves - Government must take a lead in Internet of Things security

It's time governments helped us regain control of our personal data

For the Internet of Things to succeed, we need enlightened, entrepreneurial states to intervene, encouraging and fostering significantly better business models designed for the Internet age and underpinned by secure, trustworthy technology that let us easily maintain and control our personal data, enabling us to choose with whom we wish to share it. read more

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Harmonising Digital and Online Sales in Europe

EU's draft digital content directive and online content directive explained by Alistair Maughan

The European Commission has announced new draft laws that would give buyers new remedies in respect of digital content supplied online. Here Alistair Maughan explains what you need to know about the draft digital content directive and online content directive read more

Digital Devolution

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Digital Devolution

Former head of IT at brand marketing specialists Imagination, Matt Ballantine looks at how the new wave of consumerised, commoditised technologies is devolving decision making outside of the CIO estate into other business functions - and how this trickles down to the end-user.

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It's all about the data

Be transparent with your data, and put it at the heart of the customer experience of how your services operate

There's so much hype about Big Data and Data Science. But from my experience of many organisations over the past two decades, comparatively few actually manage their 'data data', let alone that of the big variety, with any great rigour - writes Matt Ballantine read more

BCS CIO blog

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BCS CIO blog

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, director of professionalism Adam Thilthorpe raises awareness of the changes in the profession; its challenges and the opportunities.

Adam has taken over the BCS CIO blog from David Clarke, who transformed BCS into the customer-service oriented professional body for the IT and Communications profession. The Institute has grown its membership to over 70,000, and is one of the world's largest IT examination institutes, running more than 30,000 examinations a month around the world.

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2016 - from disruption to data wisdom, are you ready?

Adam Thilthorpe, BCS Director of Professionalism, looks at what we might expect in 2016

Artificial intelligence in the workplace, Government as a Platform, data wisdom, developing talent, and the CIO as the custodian of 'cool stuff' are some of Adam Thilthorpe's 2016 predictions. read more

Coaching tips

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Coaching tips

Catherine Stagg-Macey has spent more than 20 years in the technology and insurance sectors. She has experience in a wide range of roles from programmer, project manager, leader and strategy advisor. In her last role at Celent, she established and lead the European Insurance practice. Passionate about people, she retrained as a coach and now runs her own business offering executive and team coaching, workshops and facilitation to the technology industry. She also has advisory roles with a handful of organisations, as is a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation.

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The new HP Enterprise – ecosytem broker?

HP Enterprise sets out its offer with four distinct foci

The more that an enteprise builds its operations around services sourced from the cloud, the more that it will come to exploit a diversity of ICT capabilities provided by a diversity of suppliers – an ecosystem. read more

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Five things I learnt in 2015

Comms, talent, data and Gartner getting it wrong, a review of Mike Altendorf's year

I thought I would share five things that I have learnt in the last twelve months. Some of this is with a sense of relief, some a sense of frustration but they are all things I think (or hope) will play a roll in how things pan out for 2016 read more

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CIOs must be information leaders

An innovative leader that is passionate about the power of information

Too often job specs or even descriptions by CIOs themselves are heavily weighted towards technology implementation, rather than information curation and distribution. read more

IT Value Stack

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IT Value Stack

Author of the CIO book the IT Value Stack, digital strategist Ade McCormack tackles the changing leadership role of the CIO as the value of the IT operation changes in an organisation.

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What is digital?

CIOs need to be leading the digital conversation if a business is going to return more than just short term gains

A lack of common understanding as to what digital means is resulting in thousands of meetings taking place daily, where nobody in the room shares the same definition. Ade McCormack explains there is a real opportunity for CIOs to lead the digital conversation read more

The Disruptive CIO

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The Disruptive CIO

Former JLT Group and Associated Newspapers CIO turned Digital Advisor, Ian Cohen looks at the nature of disruption and examines what the explosion of data, the impact of social and the emergence of hyperconnectivity will mean for business and technology leaders.

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Everybody's talkin' at me

Digital transformation, disruption and the increasing pace of change - are you using current business and technology lingo correctly?

Digital transformation, disruption and the increasing pace of change - it may be inconceivable but are you actually using words and phrases common to the business and technology landscape correctly? read more

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Strategic DevOps Adoption - What CIOs need to know

Where are you on your continuous delivery journey?

Despite the challenges it is perfectly possible to implement DevOps at a strategic level. Dale Vile looks at the open source tools, IT vendors, and cultural transformations that CIOs need to be aware of when trying to create an agile business through continuous delivery. read more

Mastering Data Management

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Mastering Data Management

As organisations become increasingly data driven, using data based insights for sales and marketing the need for high quality data increases. Expert in the field of master data management Andy Hayler shares his research and insight.

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Looking back at Data Management

Three decades on we see that data management has come a very long way and that much has been achieved

Databases have continued to innovate considerably since those days, with the development of OLAP cubes for decision support data, columnar databases that more efficiently process business intelligence queries, through to multi-parallel processing approaches to better apply processing power to burgeoning database sizes. read more

Digital webs

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Digital webs

Head of IT at a London-based leader in the digital gift card and voucher industry, Chaida Kapfunde writes about web technology, digital trends and the implications of IT policy and regulatory reforms.

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The paradox of abandoning net neutrality

New columnist Chaida Kapfunde will be among those commending the EU for committing to the Open Internet if net neutrality laws are approved

March 12, 2014 marked the 25th birthday of the internet. If you were fortunate enough to miss its pre-teenage years of dial-up, you may well fail to appreciate how the up-shift in speed and continuous availability of the internet has changed how we all communicate, interact and exchange multi-media on demand. read more

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Mike Lynch's open letter to the HP shareholders

On November 20th 2012, HP made a series of serious and damaging allegations about the management team of Autonomy.

As you are aware, Hewlett Packard remains locked in dispute with a group of its own shareholders and with the former management team of Autonomy over its purchase of Autonomy. I write to you today to raise serious concerns about the way HP has conducted this affair, and to put forward a number of questions that HP management should answer. read more

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Global CIO trends - embracing disruption and social

And is a 'Digital Ceiling' holding back female professionals in the technology industry?

As the Harvey Nash CIO Survey enters its 16th year, Jonathan Mitchell asks whether there is a 'Digital Ceiling' for female professionals entering the technology industry. read more

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Big Data, all hype or an opportunity?

Insights from former Betfair CTO and now heading up Team CXO.com

The Big Data hype is growing exponentially. If you believe the hype in the time it took write this three gazillion petabytes of big data marketing collateral has been created. Big data sounds cool and is trendy, but what is big data? Should CIOs be implementing big data strateies and if so how? read more

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