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CIO Job Descriptions Vary by Need

CIOs are called upon for an increasingly varied set of skills. The diverse capabilities CIOs need fall into four general categories–strategist, catalyst, technologist, and operator. The Operator Position description: work with the organization and executive team to deliver reliable, high-performance IT systems and infrastructure. identify costs and productivity improvements, develop security frameworks for IT assets

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Take Small Steps Toward Smart City…

Cities can focus on proven, mature technologies like video surveillance to smarten up their streets! Cities have long looked to video surveillance for crime deterrence and public safety. However, today’s video systems offer advanced smart capabilities as well. The cameras themselves have evolved to become intelligent computing devices, due to video analytics, integration with other

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IT Strategy

The IT Strategy is the CIO’s vision for the organization. It illustrates in business terms how technology enables business direction. The IT Strategy sets the tone for all future communication, and can serve as a platform for developing an inspiring organization vision, if none exists. What to Do Define a communications plan for the IT

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Self-Driving Cars: Sooner is Better

Last year an estimated 40,100 Americans died in traffic accidents, and human error causes more than 90 percent of crashes. Motor vehicles now contribute to 75 percent of carbon monoxide pollution. And commuters in more than 100 U.S. cities now spend more than 40 hours annually stuck in traffic on average. If autonomous vehicles can

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Five Phases of the New CIO

Prelaunch – Focus on identifying the business outcomes that are a priority. Launch – Make the right first impression with communications and engagement at launch. Days 1 to 30 – Analyze as much as possible to gain insights that will help establish credibility and early impact. Days 31 to 100 – Keep team focused on

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Mobile Network Policy – Key to Smart City

Wireless projects are increasing in complexity and diversity. City CIOs need a plan to achieve smart city goals while controlling costs. Act Now to Avoid a Bottom-Up Approach Multiple cellular operators want permits for ugly radio installations; fixed line operators what to dig up streets; internal projects for smart cities can be uncoordinated with digital

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