November 08, 2012

Business Execution Radio
Here is a wide ranging collection of podcasts on HR and related functions hosted by Success Factors, an SAP company. I find this very useful for people involved in sourcing and managing talent. You may also subscribe to this, so that you get notified when a new podcast arrives.

How will the future CIO role look like?
"We are witnessing the emergence of a new generation of CIOs, one that aims not so much to 'run' IT as to ensure that the business achieves strategic value from the use of technology," said John Mahoney, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.

Nasscom sounds out Obama on service visa option
Mr. Mittal said the U.S. Government needed to consider the option of a service visa, as countries such as India, Germany and the U.K did. This would enable people to travel to the U.S. on work more easily, he said.

Security Firm Willing To Sell Windows 8 Hole to Highest Bidder
"We have researched and discovered multiple vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 that we have combined together to achieve a full remote code execution via a Web page which bypasses the new exploit-mitigation technologies included in Win8," Vupen Chief Executive Chaouki Bekrar told Computerworld.

MasterCard demonstrates new ways to pay online using mobile devices
MasterCard is testing new ways to make online transactions more secure with its PayPass application and a mobile phone, including using QR codes to secure the transactions.

The DNA of the COO – video
By talking to more than 300 COOs Ernst & Young have found out what needs to be done to help them achieve their potential. The DNA of the COO explores the expectations and aspirations of COOs in the job along with the skills and relationships that they need to master in order to succeed.

The New Measure of Customer Service Success
"Sure, there's a bottom line that you have to manage to, but that can't be the only thing," says Peggy Carlaw, vice president of Impact Learning Systems, a customer service training and consulting firm in San Luis Obispo, Calif. "Leadership today has to say that customer satisfaction is important and find a happy medium between customer satisfaction and cost."

Leveraging Value via Social Analytics & Intelligence
With a corporate strategy, operational plan, extensive domain expertise, performance metrics and phased approach, L’Oreal exemplifies one of the most mature levels of social analytics and intelligence usage from among the companies interviewed.

Election may force Congress to act on tech immigration
There is enough support in the Senate and House to increase work visas, temporary and permanent. But supporters of comprehensive immigration reform have stopped piecemeal, special-interest driven immigration legislation to keep support for a broader bill from peeling away. H-1B opponents have piggybacked on this opposition.

How to Be a Great Software Development Manager
You will need friends. Not allies – we’re trying to build bridges, not erect walls and create divisions. You will need friends for those dark days when your courage seems ready to fail you. When the obstacles seem insurmountable. When the vultures are circling overhead.

Quotes for the day:

The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow' -- Rupert Murdoch

"I never look at the glass as half empty or half full. I look to see who is pouring the water and deal with them." -- Mark Cuban

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