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September 21, 2012  5:25 PM

Big demand for big data analytics pros



Posted by: Karen Goulart
Big Data, big data analytics, CIO, CIO careers, CIo job, CIO role, CIO skills, CIOs, data analytics, Facebook, IT leadership, IT skills

In this week's SearchCIO.com Searchlight we have  a bevvy, a big ol' bonanza -- ok -- a bunch of interesting bits you may have missed in your own web travels.  Read about why being brainy is beautiful when it comes to big data analytics; learn about a media project that puts the "big" in...

August 4, 2012  4:44 PM

CIO lights up Olympics with green tech innovation



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, CIO careers, CIo job, CIO job; CIO leadership; CIO careers, CIO leadership, CIO role, CIOs, customized technology, cybercrime, data breach, Green IT, innovation, IT risk, IT security, IT skills, IT staffing, layoffs, risk management, risks, Security, security concerns, social collaboration, Social media, social media platforms, software, Staffing, Tech layoffs, technology staffing, the future of IT

Every four years, it's the same thing. We sit and watch the summer Olympics in awe of human physical potential and our minds begin to wander. What if we'd kept up those swimming lessons? If only we didn't dump track for the school newspaper. Then we come back to reality, pop open another soda and...


June 5, 2012  3:41 PM

CIO skills in most demand: The ability to ‘helicopter’



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, CIO careers, CIo job, CIO role, CIO skills

I've been collecting chief information officer jobs ads for the past month (yes, an exercise that smacks of not having a life) to find out which CIO skills are in demand in the here and now....


February 24, 2012  7:50 PM

Silence on business analytics speaks volumes



Posted by: Linda Tucci
business analytics, business intelligence tools, CIO, CIO careers

I can think of two reasons people don’t talk about something. One is that the subject has no importance at all. The other reason is that it is so important people don’t want to share what they know. In the case of advanced business analytics, I can assure you, the latter reason is in play....


July 7, 2011  7:20 PM

For CIOs, there is a lot more than Hadoop to managing large data sets



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Big Data, CIO careers, CIO role

No matter the topic at hand, lately my conversations with CIOs turn to Big Data -- or, to use my editor's preferred term, large data sets. CIOs have Big Data on the brain -- and for good reason. Business leaders are convinced that mining varied, complex and unstructured large data sets generated...


April 7, 2011  4:35 PM

Are CIO leadership skills moot if the business has you pigeonholed?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO careers, CIO leadership

Are you lacking in CIO leadership skills, or do you lack CIO leadership qualities because the business has boxed you in, pigeonholed you as the IT guy? The question came up at a private dinner for CIOs, where I was the proverbial insect on the wall. Not in so many words, but it was out there,...


March 24, 2011  6:24 PM

Perfecting the elevator sales pitch by channeling your inner Hollywood



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, CIO careers, ROI

Why don't a CIO's ideas stick? Your ideas are too complex. They're not spoken in the language of the business. They solve the wrong problem. Customers don't see what's in it for them. Your boss doesn't believe they will work. You come off as a


March 2, 2011  6:06 PM

Is Sears’ choice of a former IT executive as CEO a sign of the times?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, CIO careers, CIO role, IT executive, retail industry

The recent news that Sears named 46-year-old Louis D'Ambrosio, a former IT executive at IBM and Avaya, as its new CEO strikes me as a big deal. Just a few weeks ago, Peter Breunig, who oversees IT architecture at Chevron, was telling me that chances are "slim" that an IT leader would become CEO of...


January 14, 2011  12:01 PM

When your CIO career ends, what comes next?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO careers

Ron Maillette is on his third CIO job since his retirement in 2002 from The Coca-Cola Co., where he ran IT for Coke's food service and hospitality division, its largest standalone unit. Don't tell him the CIO career is a young person's game. "Each position was as a CIO where the company...


January 5, 2011  5:16 PM

Is the CIO job a young person’s game — and what’s considered young?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO careers, CIO role

When should a CIO on the job market start lying about his or her age? Or, to put a finer point on the question, hiding one's age? For one of the headhunters I consulted on a story this week about


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