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Emotional intelligence and leadership; the criticality of UX in apps

Is your business looking at the right factors when choosing its leaders? According to author and consultant Roxi Bahar Hewertson, many businesses aren’t. Read this Q&A with Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski to find out why emotional intelligence is a vital and often-overlooked characteristic of a good leader.

When it comes to mobile application development, user experience (UX) is critical to an app’s success. If developers don’t establish communication and trust with end users, an app — particularly a mobile payment app — is likely to fall flat. Read a UX designer’s seven tips for creating a great, user-centric mobile payment app in Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski’s latest Data Mill.

Speaking of mobile payment apps, in an increasingly complex cybersecurity environment, are these new payment methods opening up a whole new world of PCI DSS compliance challenges? In this #GRCChat recap, we discuss the challenges that accompany mobile payment applications and how to appropriately augment PCI DSS compliance regulations.

Microsoft is revamping its software strategy, and free Office apps for iPhones and Androids are a new and prominent offering. Will the move help the company better compete with Apple? Learn about Microsoft’s plans for Office 365, as well as the rise of Workday and Facebook’s stake in the election, in this week’s CIO Searchlight by Associate Site Editor Fran Sales.

Artificial intelligence isn’t part of some far-off future — it’s happening now. Flip through November’s CIO Decisions ezine –with a Terminator-themed introduction by SearchCIO’s Rachel Lebeaux — to learn how smart machines, robots and other such technologies are making inroads in the enterprise. Also in this issue: a company dabbles in pre-emptive shipping; CIO expert Harvey Koeppel shares his story of responding to a life-or-death disaster; and mesh computing  might transition to prime time in the enterprise.

Looking to move data management operations to the cloud? You’re not alone. In the concluding segment of SearchCompliance’s three-part webcast on cloud technology, information governance expert Jeffrey Ritter presents a five-step strategy to ensure a company’s cloud service providers  are following e-discovery and information governance mandates .

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