Check out these five thought-provoking HBR articles, curated especially for CIOs and IT leaders
"Each month, through our partnership with Harvard Business Review, we refresh our business library for CIOs with five new HBR articles we believe CIOs and IT leaders will value highly. The curated pieces below are available now through the end of March.
5 mental mistakes that kill your productivity
Most people can relate to feeling busy all day, yet making little progress on long-term goals. Productivity apps and hacks are easy to find and explore, but common mental roadblocks could be standing in the way of your efficiency goals..."
As different technology trends continue to impact cybersecurity, how can organizations hope to match their attackers and assure the security of their business?
"As tech evolves, so to must the enterprise approach to defense, from afterthought to business enabler.
Cybersecurity is primarily about input and output validation; ensuring that a program or application behaves as it is intended to. Interestingly, AI and machine learning is expected to transform the predictability of current data processes and traditional algorithms as they are designed to learn and improve, making their output unpredictable. It isn't just AI - there are several different technology trends that are impacting cybersecurity. Given the changing dynamics, how can an enterprise assure security in its business?..."
NHS Digital has been racing to ensure the systems and protocols are in place to prepare the health service for the coronavirus. We speak to its CEO about the preparations
"In the past week, the NHS 111 non-emergency medical helpline has seen an unprecedented rise in demand, as concerned citizens seek information on symptoms of Covid-19.
Sarah Wilkinson, CEO of NHS Digital, says the services have experienced 'rather unpredictable demand'. This has made managing the peaks in usage quite tricky. 'We are not just facing a little more demand,' she says...."
While corporations today are more knowledgeable about security threats and prepared to respond to data breaches, there are key areas in which progress declined in 2019
"Sixty-eight percent of respondents say their organization has put more resources toward security technologies to detect and respond quickly to a data breach. 57% of those surveyed also reported that they believe their data breach response plans are 'very' or 'highly' effective, up from 49 percent in 2018..."
At the HMG Strategy 2020 Summit, the CIOs of e.l.f. Cosmetics, NetApp and El Camino Hospital discussed their evolving role in this era of business and digital transformation
"If you think the CIO's role and responsibilities haven't changed in the last 10 years, you're partially right. A panel of executives at the HMG Strategy 2020 Silicon Valley Global Innovation Summit discussed and debated the impact digital transformation has on the CIO role, and one thing they agreed on is that what they've been historically responsible for hasn't gone away..."
An IT leader's personal brand can shape both career opportunities and talent recruitment. Here's a framework for thinking about your brand and the steps you can take to enhance it
"It's become increasingly fashionable for IT leaders to talk about establishing a personal brand. Their motivations are obvious. They hope their brand will expand their access to future career opportunities, such as leadership positions in larger companies or board seats with publicly-traded firms. They also hope their brand will give them a competitive advantage in the escalating competition for IT talent..."
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