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Good vs. bad data, Mobile World Congress 2014 and CIO career advice

As a short (and chilly!) month rounds to a close, SearchCIO is stuffing our coverage with a range of hot topics to leave readers feeling satisfied (and toasty).

“One man’s gold is another man’s garbage,” says Ken Gleason, director of electronic trading product development at New York City-based Deutsche Bank Securities, in this week’s Data Mill column by Nicole Laskowski. Gleason shares his framework to help CIOs separate the good data from the bad data with his four C’s of data quality.

Think you’ve got what it takes to get ahead? This information technology careers quiz draws advice from TechTarget’s recent IT Salary and Careers Survey coverage and feature stories highlighting influential leaders in the IT space. Find out: Do you have what it takes to climb the IT career ladder?

After learning how to lead, be the best innovator you can be. In this feature, Gartner analyst Leigh McMullen talks catch-22s, City of Palo Alto CIO Jonathan Reichental discusses lean IT and MetLife CIO Gary Hoberman shares his thoughts on IT startup culture.

News out of MIT…

Ann Mei Chang is chief innovation officer at Mercy Corps, a global aid agency using mobile technology and the Internet to improve the lives of people, particularly populations affected by flood, famine, political persecution or genocide. Last week, Executive Editor Linda Tucci attended Chang’s keynote at MIT’s “Disrupting Life!” conference and examined methods of using disruptive technology to change the way people live.

In today’s news…

Privacy is the new black… or is it the other way around? In today’s Searchlight column, Karen Goulart follows talk at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, where the world was introduced to Blackphone, “the world’s first smartphone which places privacy and control directly in the hands of its users.” And speaking of Searchlight, check out last week’s column on wearable technology, where “it’s all about the work, stupid.”

Over on SearchCompliance…

Site editor Ben Cole and editorial director Christina Torode just returned to (frigid) Boston from RSA’s 2014 conference in San Francisco. Here Torode shares some of her discussions with Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) members and industry VIPs regarding threats those in the security profession need to pay more attention to.

In this recap of last week’s #GRCchat, learn why remote device wipe could be the best option for IT departments looking to safeguard data — both corporate and personal. Another way to feel at ease is to keep tabs on new access points that continue to complicate data protection strategies. Finally, expert Ed Moyle instructs enterprises on how to stay compliant when faced with shadow IT.

Keep an eye on SearchCIO for recaps of this week’s #CIOChat tweet jam on new-wave security technologies. Stay tuned for our next weekly roundup here on CIO Symmetry and follow @SearchCIO, @SearchCIOSMB and @ITCompliance to get news as it’s posted.

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