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Apple CEO Talks Manufacturing, Developer Jobs

In case you harbored any doubts about it, Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks that advanced manufacturing still has a place in the U.S. economy. “The likelihood of robotics absorbing an ­assembly-type thing fairly quickly is high,” he recently told Bloomberg. “But in advanced manufacturing, there’s going to be a lot of jobs.” Cook went on to cite Corning as an example of an American company that has embraced advanced manufacturing. “We’re working with them on things that have American innovation in them and create a good number of jobs.” Read More

(Video) CIO Career Coach: Create an IT Investment Culture

Welcome back to “CIO Career Coach,” a video series I created with and This season, we’re discussing the skills that top CIOs are developing to be successful in the new era of IT. Today’s topic is Creating an IT Investment Culture at your organization, or how to turn your business partners from naïve and begrudging consumers of IT into engaged, enthusiastic IT co-investors.  For the longest time, I would talk to CIOs who complained that their business partners thought that IT was free. The business would have a need, tell IT…Read More

Why Total Bans on Remote Work Don’t Remotely Work

Are remote workers more productive? Or are they just slacking off? Three years ago, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer famously banned employees from working remotely. Earlier this year, IBM did the same thing, forcing remote workers to start showing up at the office. The most popular justifications for such a policy are efficiency and collaboration — especially collaboration. The idea that employees from various groups should randomly encounter each other, brainstorm and collaborate is practically a Silicon Valley religion. Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs…Read More

Successful CIOs: Practice Beats Personality

The CIO is a powerful role, with the unique opportunity to propel their organizations forward by meshing technology with business needs. But not all CIOs are created equal. What sets the most successful IT leaders apart from the pack and gives them the edge over their peers? Khalid Kark, Managing Director of Deloitte’s CIO Program, has studied this question at length and published the findings in Deloitte’s Global CIO Survey. Kark and his colleagues surveyed or interviewed 1,217 CIOs in 48 countries to understand the commonalities between those…Read More

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