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    Digital Transformation is the CEOs new hot button issue

    Digital transformationIT Job Family Classification and job descriptions are key to digital transformation

    Only a few years ago CEOs and boards were pushing CIO to make significant moves into mobile, big data and the cloud. CIOs are now told they must embrace digital transformation, and they’ve never felt more pressure.

    Organizations that want to remain competitive in today’s tech-driven climate must be skilled at creating, delivering and maintaining software.

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    Data Scientist median base salary is $110K

    Hot job with 6 figure salary - Data Scientist

    IT Job DescriptionsThe median base salary for a data scientist is $130K with over 4,200 jobs open across the country according to one research firm.

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    Other high paying positions are:

    • Development Operations Engineer, median base salary of $110K and 2,700+ job openings;
    • Data Engineer, median base salary of $106K and 2,600+ job openings; and
    • Analytics Manager, median base salary of $112K and 2,000+ jobs openings

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    Who Will buy a $2K SmartPhone

    Samsung announces Smartphone costing $1,980 USD

    Mobility Policies for SmartPhones and other devicesWhen a laptop or small desktop workstation cost less than a SmartPhone how will companies and individuals justify the cost.  Samsung announced a new release window for the Galaxy Fold, its first-ever foldable phone.  Granted this is a neat feature and for some users will be able to replace a tablet.

    However this is "bleeding edge" technology.  The first version of this phone was announced and then pulled back before pre-sales were even taken.  The new version of the phone has been announced with "enhancements" which highlight the potential defects in the phone that could cause it to fail.  They are:

    • A protective top layer that extends beyond the bezel, "making it apparent that it is an integral part of the display structure," not a dust guard you'd want to remove.
    • "Reinforcements" to keep debris from working its way underneath the screen.
    • New "protection caps" to strengthen the top and bottom of the hinge area, which had revealed natural gaps where particles could get in.
    • Metal reinforcements beneath the screen (the Infinity Flex Display), presumably to make the plastic screen stiffer.
    • Reducing the air gap between the Fold's body and hinge.

    Each of these enhancements were put in place because of failures to the devices when the initial reviewers on the first release had their phones fail.

    This is way too risky a proposition for anymone to acquires as a primary smartphne.

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    What is a CXO

    Chief Experience Officer (CXO) is the executive responsible for the overall user experience

    CXO job descriptionCXO role varies, but it fundamentally boil down to one thing: a relentless focus on the customer (or user, in some contexts) experience on all fronts, including digital. (And let’s face it: The customer or user experience is almost if not entirely digital for many businesses today.) The fact that this is increasingly an executive-level post makes sense in terms of the competitive landscape.

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    C-Level Job Description Bundle

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    The C-Level job description bundle contains the top eight (8) IT job descriptions. Each is between 5 to 8 pages long and is at the level of detail that KPI performance metrics can be defined and related directly to both employment contracts and compensation/bonus levels.

    • Chief Information Officer(CIO)
    • Chief Information Officer (CIO) - Small Enterprise
    • Chief Experience Officer (CXO)
    • Chief Security Officer (CSO)
    • Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)
    • Chief Mobility Officer
    • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
    • Chief Digital Officer (CDO)
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    Managing Risk with cryptocurrency

    Managing Risk with cryptocurrency - Tools for the CIO and IT Managers

    Security threats have shifted in nature, and so have their goals. As cryptocurrency makes monetizing cybercrime easier than ever and as attacks become more sophisticated, one breach can have a devastating impact on the bottom line. Read on to learn about the organizations that are most prepared for cybersecurity.

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