expertDB Select: Top 7 Must Reads for CIOs

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This article is part of expertDB‘s showcase series called Select that curates top latest thought pieces, insights, and articles for C-levels.

Here is a curated list of latest top thought pieces and stories for CIOs to know.


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  1. Tell Your Board How Business Technology Will Help Win Customers

Customers are more powerful than ever, and nothing is slowing that trend. Your Board is the primary body for setting, monitoring, and adapting strategy. Ensuring that the Board, and the C-suite,  is equipped with the proper insight and knowledge is a requirement. Research shows that CEOs rank technological change as the second-most-pressing factor for companies after economic factors. While the recognition of technology as a differentiator is a positive trend, CEOs cite concerns with the ability of their teams to handle this emerging future.

More on:  http://blogs.forrester.com/matthew_guarini/16-12-19-tell_your_board_how_business_technology_will_help_win_customers

  1. Gartner CIO Agenda Shows A Future Of Business Ecosystems

Digitalization in most enterprises is maturing, and as it does, it becomes much more likely that these enterprises will become part of a digital ecosystem. This is an ecosystem where competitors, customers, regulators, other stakeholders and other enterprises exchange information and interact electronically in converged physical and virtual scenarios.

More on: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gartnergroup/2016/12/07/gartner-cio-agenda-the-future-of-business-lies-in-digital-ecosystems/#70bdeed12b5f

  1. Why IT Monitoring Tools Are Not Stopping Outages

Most organizations are still using network monitoring solutions that aren’t very effective in predicting network performance issues and/or outages, according to a recent survey from Veriflow.

More on: http://www.cioinsight.com/it-strategy/infrastructure/slideshows/why-it-monitoring-tools-are-not-stopping-outages.html

  1. New Cyber-Security Model Spurs Innovation

Forward-thinking organizations are adopting a new model for cyber-security that acts on analytic inputs and adapts to evolving risks and threats, said a new report from PwC. As a result, cyber-security is leading to innovations. The new approach includes data analytics and real-time monitoring, managed security services, advanced authentication and open-source software.

More on: http://www.cioinsight.com/security/slideshows/new-cyber-security-model-spurs-innovation.html

  1. Information security threats that will dominate 2017

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and collaborative with every coming year. To combat the threat in 2017, information security professionals must understand these four global security threats

More on: http://www.cio.com/article/3153706/security/4-information-security-threats-that-will-dominate-2017.html

  1. IT recruiting predictions for 2017

In 2016, recruiters grappled with an evolving job market, an incredibly competitive hiring landscape, a shortage of IT talent and sky-high salaries for in-demand roles. Those trends are likely to continue into 2017 as recruiters continue to adapt to the this high-demand, low supply hiring landscape…

More on: http://www.networkworld.com/article/3153499/careers/7-it-recruiting-predictions-for-2017.html#tk.nww_nsdr_ndxprmomod

      7.  Machine Learning, Analytics Offer Untapped Potential, Mckinsey Says

Incorporating data analytics’ value into corporate culture is essential to competing against digital disruptors. InformationWeek interviewed McKinsey partner and lead researcher Michael Chui about a new report addressing competition in a data-driven era.

More on: http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/it-strategy/machine-learning-analytics-offer-untapped-potential-mckinsey-says/d/d-id/1327801?_mc=RSS_IWK_EDT


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