You think your company’s digitization project is challenging? Imagine scanning millions of documents from the 19th century or earlier—in handwriting.
Susan Buck is a programmer, designer, and educator with more than 15 years of web development experience, starting with her education in digital media at NYU's Interactive Telecommunication Program and UNC Asheville's Multimedia Arts and Sciences program. Most recently, she co-founded The Women's Coding Collective, an educational initiative aimed at helping more women excel in programming and web development. She is also a computer science instructor at Wellesley College, and teaches Dynamic Web Applications at Harvard's Extension School.
After months, if not years, of dire warnings about how CMOs were competing with CIOs for scarce corporate resources, that CMOs were eventually going to supplant CIOs, and that CIOs were a dying breed, the latest round of corporate advice is: CIOs and CMOs should be working together.
Now they tell us.
In professional development circles, mentoring and mentorships are standard fare these days. But in IT, how many people are actually invested in a formal mentoring relationship? To be successful, you need a mentor, we’re told; to have successful employees, you need to mentor them. But what exactly does that mean?
Government CIOs don’t often get the credit they deserve for innovation. But the release of two separate surveys offering insights into what state chief information officers (CIOs) have to say has the industry talking. There may be only 50 of these state CIOs, but they represent some of the biggest organizations in existence, and their problems mirror those of the private sector.
The first survey from the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO), along with Grant Thornton and TechAmerica, asked state CIOs to look at their most pressing issues, and published the findings in the report Charting the Course: Leading Collaboration During Uncertain Times. This annual survey, performed since 2010, offers an excellent response rate (52 states and territories this year) and is therefore thought to be an accurate representation of how state CIOs really feel.