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Chief Digital Officer (CDO) has an expanding role

CDO Job DescriptionChief Digital Officer (CDO) has an expanding role

Chief Digital Officer CDO's has responsibilities over governance, data risk and compliance that overlap with the duties of the Chief Security Officer (CSO). A new chief in the C-suite often triggers confusion, uncertainty, resistance and even conflict, says the CEO of Janco Assoiates, a technology and  infrastructure management consulting organication, which helps guide executive management meet these challenges.

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Cost of Cloud Outage

Cost of Cloud Outage

Cost of Cloud OutageCost of outage is very expensive.  If a business has 50,000 customers and just 10% reach out to complain, that’s 5,000 complaints to address. That is a significant loss time and energy that could have been spent acquiring new customers and growing the business.

Those unhappy customers are also likely to share their less-than-positive experiences with friends and family, in person or through social media, and might move on to do business with competitors.

Experts estimate that the cost of losing critical applications is more than $5,000 per minute. Nearly 20% of the surveyed companies indicated losses of between $50,000 to over $5,000,000 after losing critical applications and/or data.

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Open Wi-Fi networks are a security risk

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Open wireless networks are a serious risk to users. Attackers can be sitting on the same networks use various techniques and hacker tools to sniff web traffic and hijack accounts on websites that don't use the HTTPS security protocol. In addition, some Wi-Fi network operators intentionally inject ads into web traffic, and these could lead to unwanted tracking.

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Fewer older people (65 and older) are retiring

More older workers are looking for jobs than traditionally have been

Compensation for seniors in IT About 40 percent of people ages 55 and older were working or actively looking for work in 2014 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The labor force participation rate, is expected to increase fastest for the oldest segments of the population - most notably, people ages 65 to 74 and 75 and older - through 2024.

However, participation rates for most other age groups in the labor force aren’t projected to change much over the 2014–24 decade.

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Employment picture continues to improve

State Unemployment continues to improve

The National unemployment data provides a measure of the health of the over-all labor market.   A more granular metric is one that considers local condition - i.e. state and local unemployment.  

High unemployment states - March 2017

Full Employment States - March 2017

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