Less than a quarter of CIOs feel data on mobile devices is secure

Just when you have finally come round to the potential benefits of consumerisation, you go and do something stupid and leave the door unlocked. Many CIOs have been slow to recognise the potential productivity benefits of mobile devices. And even when there has been recognition, many IT leaders have not prioritised security.

IT leaders certainly . . . → Read More: Less than a quarter of CIOs feel data on mobile devices is secure

Twitter: Being smart is great but you don’t have to prove it all the time

Message to all the self-promoting Twitter users out there: give it a rest. There’s nothing worse in the old school world of real life than having a conversation with someone that only talks about their own achievements.

In fact, it’s completely hideous: “Did I tell you about the time I achieved something brilliant? Actually, that . . . → Read More: Twitter: Being smart is great but you don’t have to prove it all the time

Confidence is key for CIOs in the age of the personal brand

What would be one of the words you would use to describe yourself? Technological? Strong? Communicative? How about confident? When you walk into a room, do you raise your neck a notch upwards or do you sink a little bit lower and wait for other people to take control?

Too many of us, and that . . . → Read More: Confidence is key for CIOs in the age of the personal brand

The consumerisation of IT relies on empowerment and flexibility

How does the organisation cope with the influx of consumer IT? Turning a blind eye – which sometimes feels like the approach closely to associated to many organisations – is simply not an answer.

Neither, on the other hand, is locking down all access. Your workers now have access to better technology at home than . . . → Read More: The consumerisation of IT relies on empowerment and flexibility

Three reasons why IT consumerisation fails: support, selectivity & security

Any regular user of public transport will know their return to the daily commute in the New Year has been accompanied by a plethora of shiny Christmas presents.

In their posh leather covers, and tightly held and coveted by proud new owners, these devices often have the capacity to hook into the corporate network. The . . . → Read More: Three reasons why IT consumerisation fails: support, selectivity & security

The five most annoying traits of Twitter users

Do you want to get on Twitter, and get down with the kids, but are you too scared they might LMAO? (That’s cool social lingo for laugh in your face, in case you’re an executive laggard).

For a start, don’t be worried. Research – simply logging into social networks and watching what people say – . . . → Read More: The five most annoying traits of Twitter users

Technology experts must talk about engagement rather than difference

No more. Please, no more turgid and clichéd examples of how children use the internet in a different way to adults. Attend an event and you’ll more often than not here an expert speaker eulogise about the innate multitasking abilities of their kids.

It’s meant to fun and perceptive. It isn’t – it’s actually boring . . . → Read More: Technology experts must talk about engagement rather than difference

CIOs cannot push their brand value if they are not social media animals

I attended a CIO event recently where attending IT leaders were reminded to use the conference hashtag. The response in the hall? Laughter.

That response is at best embarrassing and at worst negligent. Too many CIOs still fail to recognise the significance of social media.

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CIOs need to get honest and brush up on their communication skills

When was the last time you were straightforward? Here’s a thought: too many CIOs are too closed about the potential of their technology projects.

IT often gets a bad rap in the business and, rather than risk being classed as a geek pushing another technology failure, CIOs can be guilty of covering up challenges and . . . → Read More: CIOs need to get honest and brush up on their communication skills

Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn: CIOs that don’t get social media should get out

Do you want to know the most redundant debate ever? It goes something like this: “Should the CIO get involved in the use of social media?”

Whether at the personal level, or at a wider organisational remit, experts across the technology industry continue to debate – both online, in print and at conferences – whether . . . → Read More: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn: CIOs that don’t get social media should get out