January 2016: Teambuilding Strategies For 2016

It’s a challenging time for IT Managers and Executives to build teams given the shortage of IT talent and increasing attrition rates.  As we become more familiar with new technologies there is an opportunity to embrace the challenge and leverage these technologies to add value to teams and organization as a whole.

As a follow up to our December newsletter “Recruit and Hire the Best in 2016” that introduced the hottest tech skills and retention strategies for the IT industry, below are articles introducing CIO strategies, new recruiting trends and performance indicators to start your 2016 with a solid foundation to your talent acquisition strategy.

The Top 10 Strategic CIO Issues For 2016
The toughest job in corporate America, says Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, is the CIO’s. While I agree with Hurd’s assessment, I also believe that business-minded, forward-looking CIOs have an incredible opportunity to play leading roles in the digital/physical revolution that is transforming every facet of our lives. Read full article

9 enterprise tech trends for 2016 and beyond
Enterprise technology development keeps racing ahead, and this year’s forecast explains how most of it will be wrapped in the cloud. Read full article

Why Your Team Needs Emotional Intelligence to Succeed
Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. Read full article


Security Corner:

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and collaborative with every coming year. To combat the threat in 2016, information security professionals must understand these five trends. Read full article



Upcoming Events:

Houston .Net User Group (HDNUG)
Monthly networking event: “The New ASP.NET 5 Runtime” January 14th

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Monthly presentation: “Consumer Mediated Health Information Exchange “ January 22nd

Women in Technology International (WITI)
Sponsored by Whitaker IT
WITI Houston provides a local forum for women to network with each other, forge connections, share resources and discover opportunities in the technology industry.  February 10th

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