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How to ensure people and data work together effectively
People and data are a powerful combination, but it can be hard to get both right. Effective people management is crucial to the success of data.
Is the CMO the newest member of the IT team?
"Business leaders outside of IT are making large and significant IT purchasing decisions – particularly the chief marketing officer (CMO)."
CIOs and mobility: Stop reacting, start doing
“The proliferation of employee-owned mobile devices has placed the IT department in a reactive state.”
CIOs should stay focused on IT projects: Here's why
In a competitive world where technology can make or break a business, why wouldn’t a business want a skilful CIO to focus almost exclusively on IT?
Utility industry falling behind cloud race: CIOs need to take action
IDC recommends all parties take a more assertive approach to accommodating the cloud model for long-term success.
Exclusive: ANZ CIOs are not keeping up with change
CIOs are a company’s most critical hire, but it’s time for businesses to redefine what they need in their CIO, says one local expert.
CIOs: How to make apps work for you
"Mobile applications offer CIOs unique opportunities for streamlining business processes and empowering the organisation's workforce."
The changing role of the CIO
"The IT function should be closely aligned with the business, and this is driving fundamental change in the way the way IT organisations function."
CIOs: Plan for the future and reap the benefits
“CIOs should look to the longer term, and identify, explore and experiment with potentially disruptive technologies."
Lifting the veil on the fears and focuses of the CEO
In 2015 and 2016 business growth remains a top priority for CEOs, and technology is seen as a primary tool to achieve this growth.
Forging the strongest possible CIO-CFO partnership
CIOs and CFOs must work closely together in order to achieve the best business outcomes, says John Gonzalez, Extreme Networks ANZ country manager.
SDN, IoT and the rise of the new IP
Brocade predicts that 2015 will see fundamental changes in the IT industry, driven by enterprises shifting to outsourcing.
NZ CIOs... Every budget is now an IT budget
"The CIO is challenged to adopt a higher profile and actively engage in opportunities to influence IT decisions in business budgets."
Subscription-based software shift creates new risks for CEO/CIOs...
"One risk is the race-to-services phenomenon by ill-prepared software resellers looking to prop up falling licence revenues..."
As CIOs look out at Wearables, what is it that they see?
Think back over the past 20 years at the innovative technologies that you have absorbed into your life...
Gartner asks... Is the CMO the CEO’s heir apparent?
A lot can be learned by observing the changing of the guard. Often, behind the dignified theatre of it all is a much more chaotic reality.
Why NZ CFO's have the keys to the cloud...
"The challenge to all is how you untangle your legacy infrastructure and align your organisation (with people and processes) to adopt cloud appropriat
CIOs... Why people matter in Digital Business...
A successful digital business requires transformational change in the culture, mindset and workforce capabilities.
CIOs: Startup trends worth watching...
With the press overhyping 3D printing, virtual reality, and Bitcoin, it’s hard for CIOs to track the startup trends impacting business today.
Govt CIO calls on Kiwi firms to join security push
"The panel is part of an ongoing programme of work to ensure government agencies are continually lifting privacy and security standards."
What does iOS 8 mean for CIOs?
"CIOs should take note: Apple is not letting up on its relentless focus on the things your customers and employees will benefit from: more and better apps."
Forget the budget, where does your IT funding come from?
"This high level of unconventional funding from outside IT, while aiding growth, may contribute to integration issues in the short term and governance in the long term."
Do female CIOs raise IT budgets higher than males?
In 2014, female CIOs expect to increase their IT budgets 2.5 percent, whereas male CIOs report an average increase of 0.2 percent.
Aussie CIOs raise concerns of a digital leadership vacuum
"If Australian IT leaders are to ‘tame the digital dragon’, they need to address three top priorities: developing digital leadership, renovating the core of IT, and building bimodal capability."