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  • CIOs come of age as business leaders: Study

    We have been talking about it for years but it looks as if it’s finally happening; CEOs and CIOs are aligned in their thinking around the future challenges and complexity and IT plays a critical role.

    Written by Georgina Swan18 May 11 13:11
  • Pathways extends 2011 program

    With the rhetoric around the IT skills crisis reaching a crescendo, one thing remains clear: Today’s CIOs must take an active role in developing their star performers into real business leaders. Until recently, that was easier said than done and would-be CIOs lacked a certified career path. A little over a year ago, however, that situation changed.

    Written by CIO Staff24 April 11 09:00
  • Big day out for CIOs

    Today's CIOs are busier than ever, but business strategist Donna Sturgess says a day off from the office for an "immersion" will refresh their view of the organisation, and generate new ideas for innovation.

    Written by Divina Paredes11 Jan. 11 04:39
  • How to build a network in 12 days (before Christmas)

    The holiday season is an ideal time for re-connecting, making new contacts and strengthening relationships. Networking is, in fact, the best job search method: It generates more than 80 per cent of new hires.

    Written by Debra Feldman03 Dec. 10 04:51
  • How to network: 7 ways to give, not just receive

    One of the reasons you may not like to network is because, in asking others for help with a job search, you feel you're imposing on your contacts (and their contacts). But viewing networking as an imposition demonstrates several common misconceptions about the practice: that only one person benefits from the exchange; that job seekers have nothing to give to the people with whom they're networking; and that the people being contacted don't want to meet or see the job seeker.

    Written by Meridith Levinson27 Oct. 10 06:15
  • SEEK CIO picks up $168k pay rise in strong year

    The chief information officer of SEEK has picked up an extra $168,000 over the past year, as the online employment giant's revenues and profits soared over the past year.

    Written by Renai LeMay24 Aug. 10 15:52
  • IT résumés: Think twice about the advice you've been given

    Recruiters, professional résumé writers and other career experts give out tons of advice on how best to write a résumé that will stand out from the competition. Their intentions are noble - they want to help people land jobs - but the problem with their advice is that it doesn't always apply to IT professionals and the nature of the work they do, says Shana Westerman, a recruiting manager with IT staffing firm Sapphire Technologies.

    Written by Meridith Levinson02 July 10 02:44
  • IT skills must include business nous: BMC CIO

    With the constant commoditisation of skills in IT, value is generated at the interface of IT and the business and people who want to make IT their profession need work more closely to that boundary. That is the advice from Mark Settle, CIO of BMC Software, who has first-hand experience across global markets.

    Written by Georgina Swan09 June 10 14:13
  • LinkedIn etiquette: The right way to request new connections

    We've all done this: You sign into LinkedIn, glance at the "People You May Know" box and recognise a few names. Perhaps they're former colleagues, friends from university, or maybe they're people you've never met before, but you know they'd be a good connection to make. You click "Connect," choose how you know him or her, and fire off the invitation with the typical boilerplate, I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.

    Written by Kristin Burnham05 June 10 03:43
  • The best CTOs of 2010

    For many in IT, 2009 was a nuclear winter, with resources stripped away as companies struggled to survive. Yet many were tasked with using IT to increase the company's efficiency, enter the few new growth markets, or fix a fundamental problem that threatened the company's ability to stay in business.

    Written by Galen Gruman02 June 10 09:45
  • How are CIOs Meeting Evolving CEO Expectations?

    Chris Patrick is the global CIO practice leader at executive recruiter Egon Zehnder International (EZI), and co-author with EZI Partner Steve Kelner, of a new online series for<a href="">Your Leadership Portfolio</a>--which examines the key leadership competencies that IT executives must cultivate over the course of their careers to meet the future demands of the role. Patrick sat down with Rick Pastore, managing director of the CIO Executive Council, for a discussion on the evolving role of the CIO, the impact of the worldwide recession, and the progress IT leaders are making in meeting the expectations of the CEO.

    Written by CIO Executive Council21 May 10 04:58
  • Shared services test maturity of CIO role: report

    A new report from research firm, Ovum, aims to provide a model for assessing the maturity of CIO functions in the context of an increasing move towards shared services strategies.

    Written by Rodney Gedda28 April 10 09:01