TECH MANAGEMENT: Decentralized IT Management Raises Concerns. IT isn’t happy about the shift to decentralized IT management, so VMware tries to provide the best of both worlds: developer flexibility and centralized IT. Find out more
DOD: Congress Creates New DoD Chief Management Officer, Punts on Role of CIO. The annual Defense authorization bill Congress sent to the President last week includes several provisions to redraw the Defense Department’s organizational chart, including one that creates a powerful new Chief Management Officer whose primary job will be overseeing and reforming DoD headquarters functions. While the department already has a full-time position – the deputy chief management officer – to handle functions like business process reengineering and other management concerns, the new position will carry more stature in the Defense bureaucracy. Find out more
VETERANS AFFAIRS: VA CIO Creating IT Demand Management Office. The Department of Veterans Affairs will launch a new tech office in 2017 to help meet the needs of the department’s health care, benefits and cemetery lines of business. Ron Thompson, who was the principal deputy assistant secretary and deputy CIO for VA’s Office of Information and Technology, will lead the creation of a new Demand Management Office. Find out more
LEARN: What Great Managers Do Daily. So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job. This state of affairs is hurting not just employee engagement and quality of life, but also corporate performance. What makes managers of highly engaged employees different than the rest on a day-to-day basis? Read the results of a recent survey. Find out more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems November 2016 http://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-november-2016.
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