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  • Management in India: Three things you need to know

    Always listen carefully for what is not said. Compared to most Americans, Indian executives tend to be indirect communicators. This means they may hesitate to push back if you ask something of them or their team that is unreasonable or impossible. They may also be reticent about sharing bad news with you. In either case, you could be left exposed. Active listening and probing questions can make you more effective.

    Written by Gunjan Bagla04 Nov. 10 03:17
  • CIO magazine founder joins Hall of Fame

    CIO magazine's Hall of Fame started with Joe Levy and his idea to honor the leaders of the information age. Yet the founder and longtime president of CIO didn't actually have CIOs in mind -- at least not at first.

    Written by Maryfran Johnson02 Nov. 10 00:58
  • 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
  • Four new ways to customize your LinkedIn profile

    With more than 80 million registered users worldwide, making your profile stand out among LinkedIn's crowd can be difficult. That's why the professional social network has rolled out a number of features to help you get noticed: LinkedIn Apps give hiring managers a better peek into your work life; reordering your profile sections gives you more control over what you deem is important; and Company Follow gives you an inside look at companies' business opportunities and job leads.

    Written by Kristin Burnham21 Oct. 10 04:34
  • Outsourcing for the right reasons

    Most companies outsource for the wrong reasons: to cut costs or to remove "non-core" distractions in order to focus on "core" IT.

    Written by Adam Hartung30 Sept. 10 07:31
  • NBC's outsourced: Separating fact from comedy

    If you're looking for a dose of reality, chances are you're not tuning in to a television comedy from NBC to get your fix. After all, this is the network that brought us "Friends," that hard-hitting look at what it's like to be young, single and broke in New York City, in which a spaciously and elaborately decorated two bedroom apartment (with balcony), fountain dancing, and a cozy coffee shop on the corner stood in for a basement apartment, turnstile hopping and the greasy deli down the block.

    Written by Stephanie Overby24 Sept. 10 02:34
  • Outsourcing: Brazil blossoms as IT services hub

    CapGemini's announcement last week that it would invest $298 million in Brazilian IT service provider CPM Braxis attracted a lot of attention in outsourcing circles. The move will give the Paris-based company a 55 percent stake in CPM Braxis, the option to buy the company outright within three to five years of the close of the deal, and the chance to leapfrog its global competitors already entrenched in the country.

    Written by Stephanie Overby09 Sept. 10 02:13
  • The End of IT Outsourcing As We Know It

    Most outsourcing analysts and consultants will tell you that the future of the traditional IT services industry is uncertain.

    Written by Stephanie Overby12 Aug. 10 04:20
  • Team Up for Business Value

    In this CIO 100 Award-winning initiative, Hess CIO Jeff Steinhorn created metrics and governance with vendors to boost

    Written by CIO Executive Council22 July 10 06:44
  • IT outsourcing: How to save money after the first year

    You can't blame IT outsourcing customers for breathing a sigh of relief as they enter the second year of an IT services contract. The transition is over and steady state begins.

    Written by Stephanie Overby16 July 10 02:28
  • 10 Communication Mistakes CIOs Still Make

    For years, CIOs have been fighting the stereotype that they're weak communicators, unable to speak the language of business or relate to anyone outside of IT. But by using practiced communication skills, many CIOs are proving how convincing, credible and captivating they can be-in the boardroom and on the Web. (For evidence, check out blogs by British Telecom's JP Rangaswami, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center CIO John Halamka and Mike Schaffner, the director of IT for Cameron International's valves and measurement group.)

    Written by Meridith Levinson15 July 10 06:09