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Weekly recap: 6 traits of successful CIOs, how IT departments waste time, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on traits of successful CIOs, how IT departments waste time, and more. I hope you find them useful:

PHP is the right tool for the job (for all the wrong reasons)
This “Pro-PHP” post highlights the big reason why PHP is so popular: It works, out of the box, for people who don’t know what they’re doing. While I understand how that would attract a large user base, it sure doesn’t sound like a language I want to build a business on.

6 skills, habits, and traits of successful CIOs
Most IT professionals want to ultimately be in charge, but do they have what it takes to be the CIO? What skills should good CIOs possess? If you’re asking that question, this article has the answers. It highlights the skills and traits most commonly found in successful CIOs.

How large IT departments waste time and effort
Is your IT department really efficient, or does it waste too much time? This article outlines a few common areas where your IT department might be wasting time and effort. If you’d like to learn about more common ways IT departments waste time, check out this article.

The different types of cloud
We often hear the term “cloud computing” spoken in broad generalities, but did you realize there’s more than one type of cloud? In fact, you’re probably running at least one type of cloud already. This article explains each type of cloud computing, and how each one is used.