IT News - CxO
2020 May 17
5 Risk Management Mistakes CISOs Still Make
CSO Online, May 4th, 2020

"Corporate leaders now rank cybersecurity as a top-level priority, seeing it as a strategic risk that must be managed," notes Mary K. Pratt in CSO Online.

"Yet surveys of executives and board members suggest that they're still falling short on that task.

The 2019 Global Cyber Risk Perception Survey from Marsh and Microsoft found that 79% of respondents put cyber risk as a top five concern for their organization, with 22% saying it is their top concern. Yet only 11% report a high degree of confidence in their organization's cyber resiliency..."
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2020 May 17
5 Must-Read Harvard Business Review Articles In May
The Enterprisers Project, May 4th, 2020

Carla Rudder writes in The Enterprisers Project, "Each month, through our partnership with Harvard Business Review, we refresh our business library for CIOs with five new HBR articles we believe CIOs and IT leaders will value highly. The curated pieces below are available now through the end of May.

  • Emotional intelligence: How to beat the stress and distraction cycle
  • The transformer CLO
  • Happiness traps: How we sabotage ourselves at work
  • What to do if you think your job is at risk
  • How to form stronger bonds with people at work

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2020 May 17
Logmein CIO: How To Onboard New Hires During A Pandemic
The Enterprisers Project, May 7th, 2020

"When our offices closed six weeks ago, LogMeIn was in the midst of hiring about 150 people," recalls Ian Pitt in The Enterprisers Project.

"Some of them had already accepted positions and were waiting to start their new job, while others completed the interview process virtually.

For many companies, the disruption of a global pandemic might delay the hiring process while new logistics and processes were put into place. Fortunately, our IT organization was prepared to quickly set up these new employees thanks to a zero-touch onboarding model and other processes we quickly stood up..."
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2020 May 17
Five Takeaways From State CIOs On Pandemic Response
Government Technology, May 4th, 2020

"NASCIO President and New Hampshire CIO Denis Goulet welcomed attendees to a very different gathering of state chief information officers on Monday," notes Noelle Knell in Government Technology.

"For the first time ever, it's a virtual event, with panelists assembling from their home offices across the country in light of travel restrictions and shelter-in-place orders due to COVID-19. While organizations across the globe have stepped up their virtual meeting capabilities in recent weeks, there is perhaps no group better suited to making a successful transition to an online event..."
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2020 May 17
Nationwide CIO Preps For Return To The Office, Post-Pandemic
CIO, May 4th, 2020

Clint Boulton writes in CIO, "More than a month after the coronavirus crisis forced employees worldwide to work from home, many U.S. companies are now planning the next move: what work life will be like when they return to the office.

This scenario is something for which Nationwide CIO Jim Fowler is actively planning. Since Nationwide ordered its 28,000 employees to work from home in March, Fowler has digitized much of the organization's software development and other activities. Now he's envisioning what the office will look like when staff are asked to return to work, ideally sometime this year. Fowler expects the 'usage of digital tools is going to skyrocket' as employees who have become accustomed to the new way of working expect the same environment when they return to the office. He isn't alone in that sentiment..."
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2020 May 17
CIO Interview: Andrew Lennon, CIO, Barings, On COVID-19, Data Science And Mergers
ComputerWeekly, May 6th, 2020

"Mention Barings to anyone working in business for the past couple of decades, and they will talk about rogue trader Nick Leeson and the infamous 1995 collapse of a company established in 1762, as a result of his fraudulent trading," notes Sooraj Shah in ComputerWeekly.

"Today, however, Barings is a $338bn international investment management firm, owned since 2005 by US mutual life insurance company MassMutual. It is Britain's oldest investment bank, and once listed Queen Elizabeth II among its clients..."
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