Writing for ComputerWorld’s Healthcare IT Spotlight, Andrew Litt, chief medical officer for Dell, delved into some of the challenges posed to hospital CIOs by the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and Internet of Things trends. (more…)
Retail CIOs are expected to hone in on operational silos more than ever before this year, with the goals of disrupting current processes, encouraging innovation and ultimately streamlining the retail experience for the modern consumer.
According to a recent IBM and Oracle-sponsored study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), just 38 percent of CEOs regard human resources leaders as key players in strategic planning. However, while many of them may fall short in terms of strategy, this doesn't mean HR professionals don't still have significant contributions to make, particularly when it comes to workforce management and liaising with the executive team. (more…)
Utility executives view old infrastructure, problematic regulatory models and an aging workforce as the most significant challenges facing their organizations, a new survey revealed. (more…)
Implementing unified communications (UC) makes sense for companies that want to streamline interactions, optimize their processes and “enhance collaboration tools, social media, messaging capabilities and mobile interaction across a wide range of applications and situations,” as acknowledged by Samuel Greengard writing for CIO Insight. (more…)
Discord in the boardroom has the potential to disrupt corporate operations on a much wider scale, but it may actually come with a positive side provided it’s managed correctly and prevented from getting out of control. (more…)
At any given time, CEOs and their equivalents (managing directors, presidents, etc.) have a lot on their plates. As the highest-ranking members of the C-suite, they oversee everyone from senior management to ground-level workers. Although they exercise control over many aspects of their organizations, there are some factors even CEOs can’t account for, such as the state of the regional, national and international economy. (more…)
Before the advent of big data, executives struggled to amass the intelligence they needed to make informed decisions. Now, thanks to impressive technological advancements in data capture, storage and analysis, they’re facing the opposite problem.
In part one, we took a look at five of the top 10 best tech employers recognized by job review site Glassdoor.com’s Employees’ Choice Awards 2014, determining the likely reasons behind the accolade by analyzing feedback penned by people from inside the companies – the workers themselves. (more…)
As an executive, if you’re not familiar with Glassdoor.com, you may be missing out. The site is essentially a corporate version of consumer review site Yelp, providing what it touts as “an inside look at jobs and companies” for job-seekers and other curious browsers. For the past six years, the site has honored the 50 best companies to work for with its Employees’ Choice Awards. (more…)
The Conference Board CEO Challenge 2014 report, among other recent surveys, revealed that this year, corporate leadership will be placing a high priority on human capital – defined by The Conference Board as "how best to develop, engage, manage and retain talent. (more…)
Beginning on July 1, all commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers were required to comply with the Hours of Service (HoS) of Drivers Final Rule. As summarized by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the HoS legislation requires drivers to take rest breaks, imposes limitations on driving times and introduces sleeper berth provisions.
The IT field is fast-moving, what with the innovation and rapid pace of change endemic within the sector, but CIOs and industry experts bracing themselves for a sea change in IT staffing in 2014 will likely be underwhelmed, according to a recent article by InformationWeek’s Kevin Casey.
Back in November of last year, MarketingProfs’ Marketing Smarts podcast featured marketing expert Brian Sheehan, author of “Loveworks: How the world’s top marketers make emotional connections to win in the marketplace.” Sheehan discussed how companies make the transition from organizations that simply serve a purpose to brands that are truly loved.
A recently released study from Robert Half Technology offered insight into the IT hiring plans of chief information officers (CIOs) in the first six months of the new year.
The trend of outsourcing within the manufacturing sector has been well-documented, with proponents pointing to numerous benefits that the approach has to offer.
Few people would argue with the assessment that chief information officers (CIOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs) have a lot to worry about – nowadays more than ever.
The annual digital leaders survey that was released by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, earlier this month revealed that over the next year, digital leaders will be prioritizing the following management issues: business transformation and organizational change (64 percent), strategy and planning (49 percent) and operational efficiencies (47 percent).
In a recent piece for Forbes, Randy Komisar, partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, noted that the trend of moving toward overseas production has resulted in the United States sending 5.8 million manufacturing jobs overseas since 2000.
Cybersecurity has quickly evolved from a back-office discipline into an executive priority as organizations large and small have had their weaknesses revealed. To insulate business strategies against digital threats, companies must judiciously distribute their resources across a variety of core defensive competencies. (more…)
Around the time that the calendar year changes, experts and other key players across a wide range of industries typically begin to herald the year of a new development. (more…)