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Top stories of 2014; big data and the UN

As we start a new year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on SearchCIO’s and SearchCompliance’s most popular stories of 2014. Did your favorites make the list? SearchCIO’s top technology pieces of 2014 include the IT salary survey, big data case studies and reactions to the HP split. And speaking of the salary survey, test your IT careers know-how in this salary survey quiz.

Also in end-of-year lists: Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski rounded up a Data Mill of Data Mills and listed her most popular columns of last year. 2014 was also an important and complicated year for governance, risk and compliance (GRC) strategies; over on SearchCompliance, we gathered the top 10 GRC-related stories of 2014.

It’s a great time to be a CIO, but challenges remain. In this interview, IT executive headhunter Shawn Banerji discusses the present CIO role and offers advice on how not to be marginalized in 2015. And on that note, have you made your IT resolutions for 2015? In this #CIOChat recap, participants share their It resolutions, which include focusing more on security and putting customers first.

What are the implications and limitations of big data? In this CIO Voices Q&A, SearchCIO Executive Editor Linda Tucci talks big data, politics and IT challenges with Atefeh “Atti” Riazi, CIO of the United Nations.

According to the International Institute of Analytics’ (IIA) top trends for 2015, storytelling will be a critical skill for businesses in the coming year. Are you utilizing storytelling in your organization? Associate Editor Francesca Sales breaks down the elements of effective business storytelling in this CIO Symmetry blog post.

Is your big data know-how lacking? Don’t worry, there’s a class for that! Earlier this year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology launched an online big data course for professionals, attracting participants from even the biggest technology companies.

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