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The CIO Must Evolve

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vrs400
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Re: Hair-pulling
vrs400   6/30/2012 3:21:08 PM
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Yup! LinkedIn offers a premium service and allows customers to store their credit card details for rebilling purposes. I suppose with LinkedIn Premium, if a hacker broken in, he or she could figure out other details of your leads and contacts and steal them away. But even then, why not just focus attention on larger organizations with more pay off?

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kicheko   6/30/2012 3:17:43 PM
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I asked myself the same question. From a personal point of view, stealing my linkedin password was wasted effort. Unless they begin to spam people from my account. However i didn't know some people store credit card info there. That presents real cause for worry.

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Re: Hair-pulling
vrs400   6/30/2012 3:05:09 PM
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Wow what a joke! No CIO before the hacking fiasco? When I got the alert via e-mail about LinkedIn getting hacked, I couldn't help but shrug and wonder to myself "what exactly is being compromised here? My contacts that are already available?". Thankfully I never opted into their premium service and stored my credit card details.

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Re: Hair-pulling
kicheko   6/30/2012 10:38:42 AM
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Tom, - I was dismayed to read that LinkedIn had no CIO prior to the hacking debacle. I don't know if they do now but definitely they must have learnt a thing or two. You don't operate without a CIO when your core business is laid out fully in the cloud. A CIO is intergral for a proper security plan to operate in any company and considering today's highly shaky security landscape, it is understandable why salaries would go up.

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cloudy   6/30/2012 6:50:54 AM
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Do youn think its a wise move to have implemented at this juncture ? I feel its a risk that should or can be delayed a bit.

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Re: Hair-pulling
Horizon777   6/30/2012 1:55:03 AM
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@ Tom

Salaries themselves are a key indicator of whats required and whats not. Them, going on the higher side, suggests that skills are required and shortage is there. If CIOs have to protect their position, they have to be proactive in redefining their own role by allocating time to communicate frequently with business side and learning all aspects of the business processes of the organization. In my opinion, the name 'IT department' itself is becoming, a one not people are proud of in being associated with despite the fact that its skills are required. 'CIO' on the other hand is a much respectable designation despite being closely associated with IT. Thats a weird scenario from the way I look at it.

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Tom Murphy   6/28/2012 4:25:01 PM
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That's a good way of looking at it, Horizon. There are so many new challenges facing the IT department today that I think the last thing anyone is going to do is say, "Let's diminish the importance of  the CIO."  Instead, the response would more likely be, "Maybe we have to increase support for IT. The CIO's got his hands full over there, and this is mission critical technology we're talking about."

So if the CIO's role is changing, I think it's growing, not shrinking. Certainly the salaries are on the upswing.

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Horizon777   6/28/2012 7:14:33 AM
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"I'm inclined to agree with those who say the transition IT is now going through is as radical as the one from the mainframe to the mini era, when MIS became IT."

@ Keith

Absolutely. There isnt much difference in the hardword and thinking required in proving yourself initially and proving yourself when your need is getting questioned. The IT is going through both task changes and role changes with task being the actual function being performed and role being the contribution to organizational decision making.

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Horizon777   6/28/2012 4:46:52 AM
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@ Tom

The more number of unfortunate incidents such as violation of network security and data leakage will cause importance of IT department to grow. And currently, these problems are growing day by day esp due to introduction of BYOD. So I agree that even without major role and department name changes, IT function will not face demise.

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Re: Hair-pulling
Tom Murphy   6/27/2012 3:24:13 PM
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Keith:  Good analogy. And when MIS became IT, wasn't that a good thing?  Seems to me that was a needed transition that made IT a fundamental need in every company. Evolution.  IT may change its name and its people may need new skills, but I think that department is growing in importance -- as is the need to have someone at the top who can make big-budget decisions on this widget vs that one.

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