April 27, 2018  6:03 AM

The need for mainframe work continues amid staff shortages

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
CIO, eGovernment, IT procurement, Mainframe

With all the discussion around digital transformation, cloud and AI, it's easy to forget the number of legacy systems still around. And within the legacy systems category, mainframe work -- managing the hardware and resident software -- is something that gets short shrift at some...

April 5, 2018  9:01 AM

Data, the cloud and its impact on the job of CIO

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
CIO, Cloud Computing, Data ownership

Recently, as I was reporting on cloud computing's effect on the CIO, I kept running into the same idea: The job of CIO is not the technology job it once was. In fact, Forrester Research's Bobby...

March 31, 2018  3:57 PM

Vendor briefing on standardizing processes for RPA services

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci
Business process improvement, CIO, Digital transformation, RPA

Tony Abel, a managing director at consulting firm Protiviti, met recently with SearchCIO to share some of his experiences in delivering robotic process automation (RPA) services to the firm's primarily Fortune 100 clients.

March 30, 2018  1:11 PM

Data literacy training: CIOs just got a new job, yippee!

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci
BI, Chief Data Officer, CIO, Data Analytics, Data literacy

CIOs, if your company has a chief data officer, read no further. But if the "I" in CIO includes data, then your job will be expanding again. Yippee? Here's the crux: So-called

March 23, 2018  11:54 AM

Voxbone tech chief: Customer service is the new job of CIO

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Business strategy, CIO, Infrastructure As A Service, Shadow IT, Software as a Service

The job of CIO is not what it used to be. The days of taking technology orders from the business and just handing over the goods are finished. Beginning is an age of collaboration -- working with the business to deliver value to customers, whether internal or external. That is how it is at...

December 29, 2017  12:16 PM

Baked-in cybersecurity approach needed to repel attacks

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Artificial intelligence, CIO, cybersecurity

One of the more memorable conversations I had this year was with Tony Arcadi, associate CIO for enterprise infrastructure at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. I met him at Gartner's annual gathering of IT leaders, Symposium/ITxpo, at Walt Disney World in October. We had a long discussion about...

September 30, 2017  9:59 AM

Forecast for more female tech leaders ‘optimistic’

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
CIO, recruitment

The recent string of sexual harassment scandals in Silicon Valley may have reinforced the technology hub's reputation as an unfriendly environment for women -- but that's not...

May 26, 2017  7:17 PM

CIO doesn’t play chief digital officer role at GE

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Chief Digital Officer, CIO, Digital business, Digital transformation

At an event that emphasized the role the CIO plays in digital transformation, the IT chief at General Electric made clear what the CIO doesn't fill there:...

April 30, 2017  1:08 PM

IT security chief adds business aptitude to CISO skills

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Business, CISO, cybersecurity

Jeff Haskill, the IT security chief at AstraZeneca, is, according to his boss, "a very technical CISO." Dave Smoley, CIO at the U.K.-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, praised Haskill for his technological background, which includes nitty-gritty IT work and

March 17, 2017  3:44 PM

Google applies gamification technique to neural nets — and optimizes its data center

Nicole Laskowski Nicole Laskowski Profile: Nicole Laskowski
Artificial intelligence, CIO

Incorporating game mechanics into daily tasks has proven to be an effective way to motivate workers. As it turns out, gamification techniques don't just work on us. Google DeepMind is applying the tactic to machine...

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