CIOs must learn how to share good news, bad news 

The key to improving communications between IT groups and the rest of the business is building trust through transparency, according to IT executives at a CIO Executive Council (CEC) virtual meeting about effective IT communications.Transparent communications includes news about IT’s accomplishments — and troubles. “It’s also important to be transparent if things are going wrong.[…]

Spirit AeroSystems CIO: Simplicity key to speedy IT 

How do you get your IT organization to deliver faster? You can introduce agile development, create a DevOps function, reorganize for better alignment with the business, and much more. However, while you are hard at work doing all of that, it pays to remember the one solid key to IT speed is simplicity.When Rich Richardson[…]

CIOs step inside the mind of a security hacker

Does your board question the company’s approach to security? It should. Understanding your opponents can help break the cyber kill chain. Think like your opponent in this multi-player game. Begin with a framework that covers policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures to ensure consistency – earn trust.25 best cities for jobsTech positions are among the in-demand[…]

What CIOs don’t know about open source software 

More companies are contributing to open source projects, but the management of open source software is still chaotic.Those are two of the findings of the 2016 Future of Open Source survey from Black Duck Software, a maker of products to help secure and manage open source code.The survey of over 1,300 developers, development managers, architects,[…]

Is outsourcing IT worth the compliance risk? 

Banking has changed since the global financial crisis in 2008. The steady increase in regulations from Washington, the states and international organizations are now impacting IT leaders. As regulators examine vendor relationships and outsourcing arrangements more closely, there is a significant risk that poorly managed IT could trigger an audit finding, a fine or negative[…]

Execs: We’re not responsible for cybersecurity

More than 90 percent of corporate executives said they cannot read a cybersecurity report and are not prepared to handle a major attack, according to a new survey.More distressing is that 40 percent of executives said they don’t feel responsible for the repercussions of hackings, said Dave Damato, chief security officer at Tanium, which commissioned[…]

10 tips for CIOs looking for a seat on the board 

CIOs who strive to be board members must be able to communicate with senior executives and rapidly analyze balance sheets, 10-K filings and other financial documents. But there is much more to serving on a board than showing up for meetings and discussing corporate strategies. Board membership requires CIOs to build rapports with senior managers,[…]

10 questions to ask analytics vendors (before you buy)

Choosing the right analytics platform is essential. After all, the product you choose will be helping leaders make critical business decisions for years to come – that’s if you get it right.CIO March 2016 digital issueDownload the March 2016 digital issueInside: What you need to know about staffing up for IoT, how cloud and SDN[…]