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  • Consolidation, midmarket growth alter CIO job prospects

    Even as overall IT spending slowed, the IT job market grew at a solid pace in 2006, according to a recent Forrester Research report. The number of CIO jobs, however, may not have fared as well. 

  • Skills gap holding up IT projects

    Skills gaps in enterprise IT departments are hampering change management programs, IT leaders have admitted, according to a news study from a U.K.-based CIO networking forum. 

  • BPM takes root, but still an adjustment for many

    Experts agree that business process management (BPM) is a good practice, but say it can be tough to make happen if the people within your organization are more data-focused than process-focused. 

  • Branding drives Volvo, FedEx and CIOs

    In a tough job market, CIOs have to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack. A CIO coach recommends identity branding. 

  • Project managers top CIOs' must-have list

    Historically, project managers were a luxury most midmarket companies couldn't afford -- and thought they could do without. But now a growing number of CIOs say without a project manager, why bother? 

  • CIOs driving shorter CIO tenure

    Job tenure for midmarket CIOs is shrinking, just as the CIO's role is getting bigger. What's behind the numbers? 

  • Risk management staffing isn't always part of IT

    Staffing is a critical part of any risk management plan. And although much of the risk any company manages surrounds its IT function, the people who keep the databases humming shouldn't be the same ones who assess those threats, experts say. 

  • CIOs fail to show value in training, lose budgets

    Few IT organizations actually measure the value they get out of training their employees. Without proof, CIOs are at risk of losing their training budgets, as well as their employees. 

  • Tech skills not so important anymore, say CIOs

    New polling data shows CIOs want more project management competency from employees and better so-called soft skills. 

  • DoD takes cue from U.S. businesses, blocks YouTube, MySpace

    Experts say that controversy aside, the U.S. Department of Defense's decision to block social networking sites mirrors what businesses have been doing for years to protect networks.