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This week, Cyber Monday sales hit a new record with consumers spending $3.4 billion on online shopping. In Searchlight, Senior Executive Editor Linda Tucci spoke with research analysts to find out how digital savvy “omnishoppers” are transforming the U.S. e-commerce scenario and what that means for IT leaders.

In this opinion piece, Brown University’s Sandra Smith highlights the key skills that technology professionals must develop to become “high impact” business leaders.

O.C. Tanner CTO Niel Nickolaisen offers a strategy for IT organizations that can help prevent them from getting crushed by legacy systems and the pace of technology change.

At the recent Gartner Symposium in Orlando, SeacrchCIO caught up with Otto Berkes, CTO at CA Technologies and former CTO at HBO. In this video, Berkes emphasizes the need for setting attainable goals and focusing on innovation to aid digital transformation.

The December issue of our CIO Decisions e-zine is out! Read about why more companies are using AR and VR technologies and what impact these emerging technologies can have on digital business management. Also in this issue: MIT Media Lab’s Moral Machine project and Oral Roberts University CIO offers pointers on how IT can overcome the “IKEA effect”.

In this four-part webcast series, mobility consultant Bob Egan explains the impact of mobile technology on business operations, the benefits of investing in mobile security, how to establish a mobile security framework and why businesses should make mobile security and mobile information management a top investment priority.

Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election raised questions about how opinion polls are conducted. Features Writer Jason Sparapani sat down with Harvard political scientist Gary King to find out what pollsters can do to improve future election predictions.

Over on Total CIO, Sparapani spoke with King to find out why stable voters matter more than opinion polls when it comes to elections and why organizations should exercise caution when shopping for survey research outfits.

Senior Executive Editor Linda Tucci reports from the 14th annual MIT Sloan CFO Summit, where the CFOs at Blue Apron and Redfin provided pointers about how to deal with the startup mindset.

Also from MIT Sloan CFO Summit: Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski writes about the differences between the  “consumer internet” and the “industrial internet,” as highlighted by Jeffrey Bornstein, SVP and CFO at General Electric Company, at the event.

At this week’s CTO Summit in San Francisco, Calif., Xavi Cortadellas, head of innovation at Gatorade, talked about what steps the company has taken to adapt to digitization.

At the recent ISSA International Conference in Dallas, SearchCompliance Senior Site Editor Ben Cole met with Delta Risk’s Stephanie Ewing-Ottmers and Chris Evans. In this video from our SearchCompliance site, Ewing-Ottmers and Evans offer their advice on infosec training best practices to help protect business data.

Want to protect your organization’s sensitive data from threat actors? A panel of CFOs at the recent MIT Sloan CFO Summit highlighted how hiring a CISO and implementing network segmentation can help.

In this GRC news roundup, read about how a Trump presidency could affect compliance; the recent ransomware attack on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority and how “dronejacking” may be the next big cyber threat.

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