10 reasons to ignore computer science degrees

Consider the two words computer and science. The first’s gifts to the world are huge and range from the lifesaving ubiquity of electronic medical records to the opportunity to get in a virtual bar fight at any time of the day on Twitter. The second word, science, represents an intellectual movement that’s delivered great advances…

Why CIOs must get over their ‘millennial obsession’

Enterprises have become so focused on keeping millennials happy that they run the risk of alienating other generations in their IT departments, from the up-and-coming Generation Z to baby boomers, says Anthony Abbatiello, managing director and global head of consulting for Russell Reynolds Associates. While Abbatiello credits millennials, which include workers aged 22 to 37,…

CIO Spotlight: James Rutt, Dana Foundation

Name: James Rutt Company: Dana Foundation Job title: CIO Time in current role: 7 years Location: New York City As CIO at the Dana Foundation, Mr. Rutt’s responsibilities include providing strategic planning for information and technology management and overseeing all back-office technology operations necessary to support the Foundation. He frequently speaks on the topics of…

8 keys to a successful RPA implementation

Robotic process automation (RPA) is gaining traction at a variety of organizations, thanks to its promise to offload time-consuming, mundane tasks to “software robots” that can perform them faster and in many cases more accurately than humans can. This strategy for streamlining operations offers the added benefit of freeing up staff time to tackle higher-value…

CIO to CEO: Next career path?

While there isn’t yet a significant trend of CIOs transitioning into CEO roles, it’s absolutely undeniable that the people and process management skills developed within an IT leadership position are vital for driving growth across entire organizations. Interestingly, the newly minted CEOs to whom we spoke were not overly anxious to step into their roles.…

10 best graduate programs for supply chain management

You can start a career in supply chain management (SCM) with a bachelor’s degree, but if you’re looking to climb the ladder and push your career forward, you will want to explore a master’s degree in the field. SCM is becoming an important role in multiple industries, including retail, manufacturing, technology and the federal government.…

7 steps to becoming a thought leader

You’re the sort of person who likes to solve problems. Co-workers and colleagues come to you for advice, ideas, insights and solutions. You also enjoy being a mentor, someone who doesn’t mind investing his or her time in order to help people achieve their goals. Congratulations. Whether you realize it or not, you’re a thought…