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IT Salary Survey infographic; MIT Sloan CFO Summit coverage for CIOs

Are you happy with your IT job? Many are, according to TechTarget’s 2014 IT Salary and Careers Survey, but why? Our brand new infographic reveals some of the reasons behind increased compensation and optimism in IT. Find out how your salary and career compare.

“The moment we stop asking questions is also the moment we stop innovating solutions to today’s challenges,” says Hal Gregersen, executive director at the MIT Sloan Leadership Center. At the recent MIT Sloan CFO Summit, he stressed the importance of asking questions in solving IT problems and spurring innovation.

Speaking of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit, the event yielded breach response advice from top financial, legal and security experts, who discussed the importance of making friends with local and federal government authorities before a breach happens. In her coverage of the summit, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski also shared four tips for digital data safety from LevelUp’s CFO.

More from the summit: Identifying the right key performance indicators (KPIs) is the first step towards successfully evaluating how well your organization is faring. Learn best practices for identifying, interpreting and deploying KPIs in Executive Editor Linda Tucci’s coverage of the event; then check out her blog post on a tale of non-financial KPIs.

Uber, the mobile app-based ridesharing service, is once again receiving pushback, but it comes with a valuable lesson for CIOs on balancing risks with legacy systems and thinking like a venture capitalist.  Associate Editor Fran Sales explores the relationship between disruptors, CIOs and venture capitalists in this week’s Searchlight. Also included: Black Friday sales are down, but Cyber Monday is stronger than ever.

How does your organization balance effective security controls and adherence to compliance standards? Organizations are increasingly catering their security controls to compliance standards, but doing so could leave critical data and other assets vulnerable, according to Daniel Allen, a research fellow at the Center for Climate and Security, in this SearchCompliance tip.

Make way for records and information management (RIM) professionals! In this Q&A with John Isaza, leader of the Information Governance & Records Management practice at law firm Rimon PC, Isaza discusses how RIM will affect changing strategies as privacy and compliance are increasingly prioritized.

Multichannel is a hot topic among IT professionals looking to reach their customers in the right place at the right time. But how important is a multichannel strategy really?  This #CIOChat recap evaluates the usefulness and scope of multichannel customer engagement.

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