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Over the last few weeks, I've been speaking with a number of senior IT managers and there seems to be a consensus that the pace of change, both in technology and the business, is starting to become overwhelming. By and large, these were experienced practitioners, often with two or more decades in senior IT roles so you'd think they be well-equipped to deal with whatever comes their way. But many seemed overwhelmed and were struggling to balance the need for 24/7 availability, highly secure systems and the ability to be flexible and pivot rapidly. What does it take to be a great CIO today?

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Risk isn't something that many IT security professionals are comfortable with. After all, they're often employed to reduce the risk of attacks on corporate IT. But modern chief information and security officers (CISOs) are warming up to the idea of taking a certain amount of risk in order to be more effective in their jobs. Here's what you need to know.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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High-profile security breaches in recent years have motivated organisations around the world to beef up their IT security. A big part of that involves recruiting talent in this area and that has led to the rise of the chief information security officer (CISO). Problem is, there is a shortage of people who are skilled enough to fill the role so organisations are in fierce competition with each other to hire their own CISO.

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IT pro hoping there'll be a better budget for tech spending at your employer this year? Don't hold your breath. A survey of 115 Australian CIOs by Gartner found that 35 per cent expected an increase in budgets, 40 per cent thought budgets would hold steady and 25 per cent saw budgets as flat.