If you only have a few minutes to check Twitter a day and need to find valuable insights, you can bank on Charaka Kithulegoda.
The CIO of Tangerine (formerly ING Direct Canada) has been more active on the social service than ever before since his firm’s rebranding. Given his background in financial services, it’s not surprising that much of what interests him concerns mobile wallets, online payments and other aspects of banking transactions, but there’s also plenty of references to items that speak to broader leadership issues.
Great insight into building a culture of collaboration & transparency in IT from @carverc: http://ow.ly/wDdBl #dontpanic.
— Charaka Kithulegoda (@charakak) May 9, 2014
You can learn more about what Tangerine’s been doing with technology by reading the story about its mobile app on our sister site, ITBusiness.ca.
Steve Groves has been on a tear with his Twitter account lately. The CIO of Good Life Fitness, Steve has been live-tweeting his impressions of recent keynote speeches at events with Dell, Deloitte and others. He also has lots of stuff about sports, and, not surprisingly, keeping in shape. His observations on tech, though, are well worth favouriting:
I just realized that most common icon to signify saving of a document is a floppy disk, and 1/4 of computing public has never used one!. — Steve Groves (@SteveatGoodLife) April 28, 2014
And finally, David Heffernan may be based in the NorthWest Territories (where he’s the corporate CIO), but he uses the power of Twitter to extend his influence across Canada and beyond. Anyone who’s been following him for a while knows he sometimes comes across useful links long before anyone else:
26% of government CIOs anticipate budget decrease in 2014 – http://buff.ly/1jkkRsM // #Gartner #CIO #budget
— David Heffernan (@ITupNorth) May 8, 2014
The bot threat
Some of the most serious threats networks face today are "bots," remotely controlled robotic programs that strike in many different ways and deliver destructive payloads, self propagating to infect more and more systems and eventually forming a "botnet."