Special Report – The 3 Trends IT Can’t Ignore

This is about putting existing technologies together and using them in a creative way. So, for IT, this is about creatively applying the tools you already have. After all, it’s not always the tool, but how you use it. For example, some people can pick up the telephone, have a short conversation, and make a…

Special Report – The 3 Trends IT Can’t Ignore

No one knows better than the CIO and IT department how quickly technology is evolving. For that reason, it’s imperative that CIOs be focusing not just on the changes that are happening today, but also on the technological trends that are emerging and shaping the future of your company and your industry. Why? Because the…

Special Report – The State of Computer Science Education

Computer Science Education Week, an activity of Computing in the Core (CinC), a non-partisan advocacy coalition, joins together associations, corporations, scientific societies, and other non-profits to advocate for stronger computer science education programs throughout the country. Partners include ACM, Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) , National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Women & Information…

Special Report – The State of Computer Science Education

With nearly 1.4 million new computing jobs projected for the U.S. economy by 2018, employers are likely to have many important questions about whether the current crop of college graduates is up to the task of competing for these positions, and how higher education is adapting to the changing needs of the computing workforce. As…

Special Report – The State of Computer Science Education

A course at Cornell University simply titled “Networks” is taught by professors from both computer science and economics. Its focus is on how the social, technological, and natural worlds are connected covers the technology, economics, and politics of Web information and online communities. Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing offers a program for students…

Special Report – How to Get Everyone on the Same Page

Having a strategic plan is a vital aspect of any successful organization. While many CIOs believe they only have moderate influence on the company’s strategic plan, in reality the CIO and the IT department are the powerhouse behind it. So, even though the CEO leads the strategic plan, the CIO is both a strategy creator…

Special Report – How to Get Everyone on the Same Page

However, with a dynamic strategic plan, you’re communicating with people and you get feedback. You’re not telling people the plan after the fact. Rather, you’re showing them the plan and asking for their help with identifying potential challenges. The goal is to solve the problems before they occur. Following are some additional hallmarks of a…

Special Report – How to Get Everyone on the Same Page

Realize that the younger generations at work will read, respond to, and engage in a dynamic plan much more so than an old-fashioned static document. This is similar to what happened in many marketing departments. In the past, companies would blast their commercials to the masses in a one-way, static, informing way and hope that…

Special Report – Unlocking Knowledge and Wisdom in the Enterprise

Every company has both information and knowledge. What’s the difference? Knowledge is something that’s actionable and that generates value for the receiver; it’s dynamic and causes action. Information, on the other hand, is static and is not actionable. It’s simply compiled data. For example, if you received a list of all the sandwich shops in…