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Retain the Top IT Talent and Other ITSM News

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In this week’s ITSM News Roundup, we’re focusing on talent and personal growth and development. Whether you want to learn how to attract the top talent or you’re looking for new ways to retain the IT superstars you’ve already hired, we think you’ll find these articles helpful. Plus, find new inspiration in social media. This week’s roundup contains the top 100 CIOs on Twitter. Start following them today and learn from the best and brightest, sharpening your own IT skills and being the talent your company will fight to retain.

More CIOs Report to the CEO, Underscoring IT’s Rising Importance

According to Clint Boulton, a writer for, IT has become an increasingly strategic part of business. Boulton cites the 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO survey, which found that 34 percent of CIOs report to the CEO. However, 65 percent of CIOs lament about the lack of IT talent and the challenges they face with attracting and retaining the right talent. Learn more about the survey and about the current role of IT as a strategic part of business. Check out More CIOs Report to the CEO.

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Top 10 Ways to Retain IT Security Talent

Speaking of hard-to-find IT talent, an article from CSO Online focuses on retaining IT security talent. Managing Editor Ryan Francis discusses the importance of making strong security hires, especially with increased data threats many companies are facing. In this article, Francis looks to the experts for new ways to retain your best IT talent, including focusing on coaching, making sure project assignments are varied, and much more. Read the Top 10 Ways to Retain IT Security Talent to learn more.  

Top 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter 2016

One of the best ways to find and retain talent is by ensuring you are on top of the latest and greatest trends in IT. In this article for the Huffington Post, Vala Afshar (Chief Digital Evangelist, Salesforce) has compiled a list of 100 innovative, active CIOs on social media. According to Afshar, the best and most creative CIOs are “inspiring technology and business leaders to actively drive digital transformation for the betterment of their employees, customers and business partners.” To see the full list, read the Top 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter 2016 today.