CIO-plus: Three 'cool' trends that should raise red flags for CIOs

CIO-plus: Three 'cool' trends that should raise red flags for CIOs

A roundup of news, reviews and trends for business technology leaders.

Three Trends That Will Make Life Harder for CIOs in 2014

Robots, 3-D printers and wearable tech are indeed cool, but they should raise red flags for IT leaders. Here's how these emerging technologies will cause operations, privacy and user policy headaches for CIOs in 2014.

In 2014, more retailers might know how you shop

You thought you were shopping for family and friends this holiday season, but in doing so you may have also given a nice present to retailers: your data.

Chris Pope of Air New Zealand: Church organiser to ICT leader

“You need to know how to lead people and communicate effectively…technical skills will only get you so far,” says Chris Pope, PMO manager at Air New Zealand.

IT recruiter Potentia awards $10,000 to Paw Justice in the ‘Unsung Heroes’ Charity Vote

Potentia staff were asked to nominate a ‘unsung’ charity that hasn’t received the attention they often deserve, before the public were asked to vote online from a shorlist of seven. Paw Justice got the biggest support from nearly 10,000 votes, says Potentia managing director Josh Comrie (left). “Paw Justice is a vote for those that can't vote for themselves,” says Comrie. “Their work in bringing animal abusers – one of the lowest of the low - to account, is a real demonstration of what it means to be an ‘unsung hero’."

Business networks buckle as workforces gobble more data and adopt new working patterns

The Barracuda Networks study aimed to identify the issues affecting the performance of critical business applications.

Wall Street Beat: Economic growth, software news and BlackBerry deal boost tech stocks

Oracle results offered some bright spots, and BlackBerry's step away from hardware cheers investors

Essential reading from our archives

What is the next challenge for Sir Ralph Norris?

Sir Ralph Norris has been chief executive of three companies (ASB Bank, Air New Zealand and Commonwealth Bank of Australia) in two decades. His name is invariably linked to any references to CIO to CEO ascent in this part of the world.

CIO to CEO: Wayne Pickup of NZ Lotteries

Having gone from Lotteries CIO to one of its suppliers and then to return as CEO, Wayne Pickup has a unique insight into a variety of roles in the gaming industry. He says CIOs are uniquely well-positioned to understand business processes, and this was valuable to him in his B2B role.

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