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IT Support.  Sometimes we get so focused on the minor details and technology that we forget about the information part.  At the end of the day, IT comes down to the role technology plays in informing, communicating, and making business run more easily for all.

The following resources were selected because they are some of the most up-to-date, informative, and credible sources on the internet for IT professionals and industry leaders.

If your IT department isn't saving your company money, time, and improving efficiency, a new direction may be needed. Read on for a few ideas about how to get there.





Just about everything a CIO could want or need and then some.  Topics include Analytics, AI, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Consumer Technology, IT Support, Developer Resources, Network Security, Technology Infrastructure and much more.

CIO attracts the highest concentration of enterprise CIOs and business technology executives with unparalleled peer insight and expertise on business strategy, innovation, and leadership. CIO readers gain key insights on career development for themselves and their employees, including certifications, hiring practices, and skills development, along with a strong foundation in digital transformation of their businesses.


CIO.com Resources We Love:


2. straight talk

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We love Straight Talk!  A comprehensive multimedia forum for the peer-to-peer exchange of insights and experience among senior leaders in technology, designed to help drive business results and advance careers in IT. 

Straight Talk, sponsored by HCL Technologies, includes two flagship magazines, CIO Straight Talk, for chief information officers and senior IT professionals, and CTO Straight Talkfor chief technology officers and product engineering executives; a series of interactive webinars and live events held around the world; monthly Tweet chats on current technology topics; three online communities for director-level-and-above technology executives; and this website, which serves as home to the Straight Talk community and its various programs. 


I first learned of this resource, admittedly, just last week.  There was an article trending online written by Cynthia Stoddard, CIO of Adobe that had over 1,100 shares within the first four days of being published.  What's all the fuss?  :)

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"From the Back Office to the Front Lines" by Cynthia Stoddard

This featured article on Straight Talk's site talks about the future of IT and the digital transformation of businesses.  Verified great read!


3. 10 THINGS (TechRepublic)

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10 Things is one of the most useful blogs for IT Support professionals. Summarizing important facts, tips and tricks, techniques, technology insights, and more into easy-to-read 10-item lists, 10 Things is a must-read for busy IT execs who want the most relevant info in small bits.


Posts we like from 10 Things:



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Computer Weekly has a unique history, as it was the world's first weekly IT newspaper in 1966. (!)  Now it has expanded to a weekly digital magazine offering free and premium content, as well as a monthly magazine for IT support leaders.


On the web, on mobile and through face-to-face events, Computer Weekly aims to help senior IT professionals: 

  * Make better IT strategy and technology purchasing decisions;
  * Improve their knowledge and skills, and develop their careers;
  * Connect with the people and information they need to be successful in their jobs.


 Here are some articles we like from Computer Weekly:


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A blog with great articles, via @Pearl_Zhu.


The magic “I” of CIO sparks many imaginations: Chief information officer, chief infrastructure officer , Chief Integration Officer, chief International officer, Chief Inspiration Officer, Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Influence Office etc. The future of CIO is entrepreneur driven, situation oriented, value-added,she or he will take many paradoxical roles: both as business strategist and technology visionary,talent master and effective communicator,savvy business enabler and relentless cost cutter, and transform the business into "Digital Master"!

The future of CIO is digital strategist, global thought leader, and talent master: leading IT to enlighten the customers; enable business success via influence.
Three posts we like from Future of CIO: