Todd Datz

Articles by Todd Datz

Changing needs, changing curricula

There are two major changes happening in the information systems career field: one is managerially oriented, the other technology oriented.

How to show some school spirit

Here are five things CIOs can do to influence college curricula

Degrees of change

Not having a pool of talent emerging from colleges with the skills CIOs need today is more than an annoyance; it's a threat to CIOs' ability to run IT effectively and efficiently.

Transforming computer science education

Some industry observers believe the formula for teaching techie kids how to work with a variety of people in a variety of ways is CS + X: taking computer science (CS) and combining it with other areas of study (X), such as business, psychology, biology or art.

Don’t get too close

The founder and managing director of a business etiquette consultancy offers some tips that will help you avoid offending your overseas colleagues.

Slow march toward online government

When President Bush took office in 2001, his official management agenda set the expansion of e-government as one of its cornerstones. A year later, Bush signed the E-Gov Act, which promised a leaner, more efficient federal government by, among other things, making it easier for citizens to interact with agencies online. Yet, despite this emphasis, a report by the General Accounting Office says progress has been mixed, due in no small part to a lack of funding.

American’s CIO carries on

A year ago, American Airlines Inc.'s executives probably thought things couldn't get much worse. They were reeling from the attacks of Sept. 11 and a lingering economic malaise that was draining the life out of the airline industry.

State to share data with FBI

Information sharing is key to beefing up homeland security. As part of that initiative, the State Department will soon share its database of 50 million visa applications with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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