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The CSO security career survival guide

There is little doubt cybersecurity is a hot career path right now. According to labor analytics firm Burning Glass, cybersecurity job postings grew 74% from 2007 through 2013 – a rate of growth that was twice as rapid as all IT jobs combined. And demand for cyber information security positions certainly hasn't let up since.

Skills your CEO wants you to have

Championing technology as a business enabler requires many talents, from explaining the 'nuts and bolts' to working closely with finance and customer service. Here are some of the top skills that your CEO wants you to have today.

Getting a handle on marketing technology

The marketing tech landscape has been expanding at an impressive clip over the last three years. It now boasts more than 3,000 vendors, including giants such as Adobe and Oracle. It's an ecosystem buzzing with activity -- big fish gobbling up smaller ones, startups trying to survive -- and marketers can easily get disoriented.

How to work with millennials

Millennials – they're disobedient, they ask too many questions and I can't relate to them. Does this sound like you? If so, it's high time you made working with this fearless, tech-savvy age group a top priority, because if they're not working with you, they're with your competitors, and you're going to lose valuable competitive advantage.

How recruiting software firms help close the diversity gap

Gamergate and the Ellen Pao trial are two of the most recent examples of the IT industry's ugly side, not to mention some of the most widely publicized instances of discrimination. But IT isn't all harassment and misogyny. The same incubator environment that's spawned some horrific examples of bias also has given rise to firms that are using technology to actively increase diversity in IT.

Why companies opt to insource for IT innovation

IT outsourcing customers are increasingly demanding IT innovation and will either look to providers to deliver real business outcomes or take their innovation-related business back in-house to run themselves.

An extreme CTO

Ash Crick has many strings to his bow. He's been an IBM consultant, video producer, professional skydiver, and musician. These days, he's the chief technology officer (CTO) at Malaysia's iflix.

3 reasons to be wary of the Internet of Things

IT and security experts discuss why companies and consumers alike should be careful about deploying ‘smart’ appliances and devices that connect to the Internet and offer steps to protect against security and privacy threats.

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