7 attributes every IT leader must have

Leadership has little to do with one’s title or seniority; it’s an attribute that’s earned over time through study, practice and commitment. Are you prepared to become a true leader?

Becoming a true IT leader — someone who inspires teams to consistently reach new heights — requires skills that can only be acquired over time through hard work and a commitment to succeed.

Transformational leaders are typically described as lively, passionate, engaging and energetic. Such individuals aren’t focused only on helping teams achieve their planned goals; they also work hard to help team members reach their full potential.

Becoming a respected and prized leader isn’t easy, but it’s a goal within reach of just about anyone who’s willing to commit to the task. Here are seven fundamental attributes every IT leader needs to possess — and how to acquire them.

  1. Agility
  2. Vision
  3. Empathy
  4. Steadiness
  5. Authenticity
  6. Accessibility
  7. Curiosity

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How to build a resilient IT culture

The pandemic has underscored the importance of thriving through hardship and uncertainty. IT leaders discuss how they’re adjusting their leadership practices to help foster this key IT trait for the long haul.

The word ‘resilient’ is cropping up a lot lately as a cultural cornerstone for coping with the pressures the pandemic has foisted on IT. CIOs have played a significant role in enabling organization-wide remote work strategies at speed while accelerating digital initiatives central to the business in uncertain times.

For many, the ability to shift gears, double down and navigate hardship has been a testament to an IT culture capable of withstanding and recovering quickly from difficult challenges. For others, rising to the occasion has been a crash course in resilience, offering hard-earned lessons in what it will take to thrive in IT in the months and years to come.

“The last few months have been a huge social experiment for every company around the world,’’ says Jacqui Guichelaar, CIO of Cisco, who adds that many leaders discovered their staffs can be just as productive working remotely as in the office. The upshot? Leaders must model certain behaviors in this new way of working, she says. “Traditional tactics don’t work in the new reality.”

Here, IT leaders discuss what makes an IT organization resilient, and how they are adjusting their leadership practices to ensure IT can foster this key trait for the long haul.

Put people first
Keep connected
Find common purpose
Foster career growth
Establish mutual respect
Take care of yourself as well

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7 attributes every IT leader must have

Leadership has little to do with one’s title or seniority; it’s an attribute that’s earned over time through study, practice and commitment. Are you prepared to become a true leader?

Becoming a true IT leader — someone who inspires teams to consistently reach new heights — requires skills that can only be acquired over time through hard work and a commitment to succeed.

Transformational leaders are typically described as lively, passionate, engaging and energetic. Such individuals aren’t focused only on helping teams achieve their planned goals; they also work hard to help team members reach their full potential.

Becoming a respected and prized leader isn’t easy, but it’s a goal within reach of just about anyone who’s willing to commit to the task. Here are seven fundamental attributes every IT leader needs to possess — and how to acquire them.

  1. Agility
  2. Vision
  3. Empathy
  4. Steadiness
  5. Authenticity
  6. Accessibility
  7. Curiosity

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Long-term Contract Procurement Opportunities With Great Company in Dallas, TX

Dear Applicant,

My name is Mike and I’m a recruiter at ProVisionTech Group. Our records show that you are an experienced professional with experience with Procurement Processes. This experience is relevant to one of my current openings.

If this opportunity is not a good match for your skills or you are not available but know someone who is, please forward this email to them as we pay referral fees for anyone you refer that we place with a client.

This is 3 year contract opportunity with the possibility of extension

Long-term Contract Procurement Opportunities With Great Company in Dallas, TX

Client needs one Sr Procurement Consultant and one Procurement Analyst for a 3 year contract that has the possibility to be extended.

Management/Organizational Development and Effectiveness

Consultants activities may include, but are not limited to:

a) Conduct an analysis of Client’s Procurement performance and effectiveness.

b) Identify peer transit systems and conduct a comparison of their performance to Client Procurement’s.

c) Identify performance gaps as compared to peers.

d) Develop recommendations to address any identified performance gaps.

e) Develop recommended changes required in key operations and processes to improve productivity and efficiency based on best practices, industry, or comparable transit experience.

f) Recommend overall organizational structure design and staffing needs based on maintaining current

levels of operation while improving efficiency.

g) Work directly with customer management in applying advanced principles, theories, and concepts to a wide range of work in the areas of planning, deployment, operation and/or enhancement of telecommunications and information technology systems.

Performance Optimization

Consultant activities may include, but are not limited to:

a) Assist Client with implementing and sustaining a continuous improvement process within Client Procurement, and related departments that applies to all levels of the organization.

b) Conduct reviews of functions and processes.

c) Assist Client with transitioning Client to sustain high performance, high reward teams, and culture.

d) Assist Client with customer, supplier and stakeholder surveys, including development of survey tools, conducting surveys and focus groups, and evaluating and reporting results.

Business System Performance and Operations

Evaluate Client Procurement and related Departments’ current and future business performance, processes, and operations. Specific consultant activities may include, but are not limited to:

a) Assist Client in an evaluation of its current and future business performance, processes, and operations. b) Apply process improvement and reengineering methodologies and principles to conduct process modernization projects.

c) Serve as key coordinator between multiple project teams to ensure Agency-wide integration of reengineering efforts.

d) Align and streamline its business functions with its objectives. e) Identify the organizational structure required to support and operate the business.

f) Assist Client with implementation of replacement procurement technology, including requisition/purchase orders, sourcing, contract management, and supply chain management.

g) Advise and assist with the development and implementation of supply chain management and strategic sourcing systems.

Project Management

Consultant activities may include, but are not limited to working with Procurement and related Departments to:

a) Translate customer requirements into formal plans that culminate in customer acceptance of the proposed solutions while meeting business objectives.

b) Lead a team in planning, initiating, controlling, executing, and closing tasks of a project or segment of a project to produce the desired solution.

c) Formulate partnerships between customers, suppliers, and staff to anticipate potential project related problems using refined techniques for identifying, eliminating, or mitigating solution, project, and business risks.

d) Apply a strong understanding of customer, industry, and business trends to analyze information or situations, and implement actions to ensure project objectives are met, either independently or through the management team.

e) Analyze new and complex project related problems, and create innovative solutions, involving finance, scheduling, technology, methodology, tools, and other components, as necessary.

Capacity Building

Work with the Client Procurement management team on efforts to ensure it has the appropriate capacity and skills to fulfill its goals and objectives.

Specific consultant activities may include, but are not limited to:

a) Development of a capacity and skills assessment.

b) Identification of appropriate training programs or delivery of targeted training.

c) Development of training materials or institutionalized support systems or initiatives.

Procurement Support.

Client may require support from professional procurement specialists to support or lead procurement processes for specific and complex transactions, including procurement planning, development of specifications, statements of work and sourcing documents, evaluation of offers, negotiations, and contract administration. The level of support required may range from procurement staff augmentation to complete outsourcing of a specific contract or contract portfolio. The procurement specialists must be or become thoroughly familiar with Client, customer, and government regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance during procurement activities.

Examples of required procurement category expertise include:

a) Acquisition of complex capital assets such as locomotives, buses, and streetcars

b) Procurement of information and communication technology, including software, hardware, and related services

c) Contracting for complex systems, including a universal fare payment card “Rapidcard” and mobility management services using performance based contracts and Public Private Partnerships

d) Competitive outsourcing of services and systems, including “make or buy” analyses

e) Procurement of energy, including electricity, fuels, and associated services

The procurement specialists may be required to perform cost and price analyses of various contractual documents and transactions.

If you have this experience, feel you are a fit for this position, and are interested, please answer the questions below:

1) Do you have an updated Word copy of your resume?

2) What is your availability to start?

3) Are you open to a long-term contract position?

4) What is your current salary or pay rate?

5) Are you currently eligible to work for any employer in the US?

6) When is the best time to contact you and what # can you be reached at for this opportunity?

We pay for referrals, so if this opportunity is not a good match for your skills or you are not available but know someone who is, please forward this link to them.

Regards,

Mike Hanes
ProVisionTech

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Contract-to-hire Senior CNC Administrator Opportunity with Great Company in Dallas, TX

We pay for referrals, so if this opportunity is not a good match for your skills or you are not available but know someone who is, please forward this link to them.

My name is Mike and I’m a recruiter at ProVisionTech Group. Our records show that you are an experienced professional with experience with CNC Administration. This experience is relevant to one of my current openings.

Senior CNC Administrator

Description:

The CNC (Configurable Network Computing) Administrator will be responsible for the daily technical support of the JD Edwards(JDE)  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System. The CNC Administrator has primary responsibility for maintaining the JDE EnterpriseOne 8.12 installation. This includes the administering of the user environment, security, backups and software/object change management, JDE EnterpriseOne Java Web Server, HTML Server, Portal installation and Support (Websphere), JDE Business Services installation and support, JDE EnterpriseOne ESU installs (Electronic Software updates), JDE EnterpriseOne Tools Release, JDE EnterpriseOne Software Update Installations, Object Management (OMW) Setup, Configuration & Maintenance, Development Support (EnterpriseOne Fat Client installs and support), performance monitoring, capacity planning, backup and recovery planning and Disaster Recovery (DR) execution. This position will maintain the necessary controls and procedures to ensure the integrity of the environments and the software levels. This individual must maintain a close working relationship with the Tech Services Database and Application Services Manager, Unix Systems Administrator, Oracle Database Administrator and JDE Development Manager in the coordination of overlapping responsibilities.

Requirements:

· Proficient in utilizing the JDE EnterpriseOne Technical Foundation tools and CNC functionality.

· Experience with installation, setup, configuration, package builds and deployments.

· Experience in JDE EnterpriseOne Application and Tools Release upgrades.

· Excellent technical knowledge and experience in server administration, networks, workstations, JDE EnterpriseOne application, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

· Lead JDE Enterprise One maintenance, monitoring, and tuning activities.

· Work with DBA to monitor and troubleshoot application and database performance.

· Build and deploy packages for development, test, and production environments.

· Install and configure new environments as needed.

· Setup and maintain OMW for project promotion.

· Administer job and print queues.

· Work with Development team to tune and debug applications.

· Monitor and maintain application back-up and disaster recovery procedures.

· Maintain and audit application level security.

· Review and install application patches, ESUs, ASUs, and upgrades

· Configure and maintain application administration tools for monitoring performance and change management.

· Strong verbal and written communication skills.

· Solid working experience on Unix Servers, Oracle database and Websphere Windows.

If you have this experience, feel you are a fit for this position, and are interested, please answer the questions below:

1) Do you have an updated Word copy of your resume?

2) What is your availability to start?

3) Are you open to a contract-to-hire position?

4) What is your current salary or pay rate?

5) Are you currently eligible to work for any employer in the US?

6) When is the best time to contact you and what # can you be reached at for this opportunity?

We pay for referrals, so if this opportunity is not a good match for your skills or you are not available but know someone who is, please forward this link to them.

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Mike Hanes
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Dallas News: Experts at Dallas cyber summit say speed essential in fight against high-tech crime

"We have to move at a speed that, frankly, these collaborations have not traditionally been capable of."

Cybercriminals certainly are speeding up.

According to the FBI, the cost of online scams and fraud for Americans more than doubled from 2008 to 2009, reaching nearly $560 million.

The organizers of the Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit planned from the beginning for the event to be a launching pad for concrete results.

The biggest component of the conference organized by the EastWest Institute was a series of workshops where attendees – security professionals, government officials and business executives – worked with industry experts to craft suggestions for how their industries could prepare for cyberattacks.

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Job Tips and Job News – IT Hiring Jumps in April; Demand Up Sharply for Full-Time Workers

By Patrick Thibodeau on Mon, May 10, 2010

Computerworld — Last week’s U.S. government report showing an increase of 290,000 jobs in April brought some good news to tech workers as there was a sharp increase in IT hiring.

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Perhaps even more important for tech workers, Dice.com, an IT jobs board, reported a sizable increase in the percentage of opportunities for full-time rather than contract workers.

In terms of the broader numbers, TechServe Alliance , an industry group that tracks month-to-month IT hiring trends, reported Monday that tech employers added 17,300 jobs in April, rebounding from a slight dip in March. Alexandria, Va.-based TechServe said the latest numbers, part of a mostly upward trend that started late last year, are a clear indication that momentum has returned to the technology market.

Foote Partners LLC in Vero Beach, Fla., Monday released a report that supported TechServe Alliance’s analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Foote said its analysis of IT employment saw a net gain of 8,800 jobs in April, representing a swing of nearly 16,000 jobs from March when IT employment dipped by nearly as much.

It’s important to note that that there is no one analysis or set of numbers on the state of IT hiring. The various groups that analyze labor data can pull from different government labor data sets, that can either be broad or more focused on bellwether categories, such as in the case in Foote. But while the approaches may differ, there is usually agreement on the broader trends.

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Dallas IT News – Security expert Bruce Schneier says at Dallas cybsecurity conference that data is the pollution of the Information Age

During a panel discussion at the Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit in Dallas yesterday afternoon that otherwise was as dry as a highway in the Sahara, security guru Bruce Schneier made a provocative argument.

He contended that just as pollution was the unfortunate byproduct of the Industrial Revolution, data is the waste product of the digital revolution.

And just like pollution, all the data we generate during our lives never degrades.

He noted that almost every transaction and interaction now generates data.

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