IT News - CxO

Getting staff to move beyond simply meeting basic goals is an art only select IT leaders possess. Here are seven performance-boosting techniques top IT pros rely on

John Edwards writes in CIO, "Every IT leader wants to head a team renowned for its talent, productivity and imagination, but few actually have what it takes to elevate their staffs to an exceptional plateau.

One key differentiator between middling managers and superstar IT leaders is fear, as many managers, simply by being reluctant or unable to assume risk, miss the opportunity to drive their staffs to stellar performance..."

Digital Transformation: 10 Counterintuitive Tips
The Enterprisers Project, August 26th, 2019
No two digital transformations look alike - so why do so many organizations try to follow the same rules?

"Adopt a 'fail fast' approach," suggests Carla Rudder in The Enterprisers Project.

"Put the customer at the center. Minimize your risk through careful planning and preparation. Start with legacy IT modernization. Stay ahead of the technology curve. You've likely heard this advice for digital transformation a time or two - or 10, or 20.

But remember, there are no 'universal truths,' and common wisdom can - and often does - fall flat for an organization that attempts to fit its digital transformation into the same mold as another company's..."

What Is The Cost Of A Data Breach?
CSO Online, August 29th, 2019
Data breach costs can be ongoing for years, a new study finds. Here's the breakdown of costs and advice on how to minimize them

Dan Swinhoe writes in CSO Online, "Data breaches and security incidents are becoming increasingly costly. Canadian lender Desjardins Group recent revealed it had spent C$70 million ($53 million) in the wake of a breach earlier in the year that exposed personal information of 2.9 million members. Manufacturer Norsk Hydro said the final bill for its crippling cyberattack could be as high as $75 million. British Airways and Marriott have had to add $100 million each onto the final cost of their incidents after falling foul of GDPR..."

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