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Mitch Betts
Works at CIO magazine at IDG Enterprise
Attended Towson State University, Towson, Md.
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Do you disconnect nights & weekends?
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Start-ups are nipping at Western Union's heels, but the old company a lot of global data as a competitive advantage for understanding its market of un-banked and under-banked people. Will it be bold and fast enough to avoid digital disruption?
 
Western Union has survived dramatic business upheavals before. Can its CIO help this venerable company survive the digital payments revolution?
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This is a "dream team" C-suite. Will it stay that way?
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A hollow flashlight powered by the heat from a user's hand, designed by a 15-year-old girl from Victoria, has been picked for the finals of the Google Science Fair.
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Need data for data visualization projects?
This collection presents the key sites that provide data, whether through curated collections, offering access under the Open Data movement or through Software/Data-as-a-Service platforms.
A big collection of sites and services for accessing data. This collection presents the key sites that provide data, whether through curated collections, offering access under the Open Data movement or through Software/Data-as-a-Service platforms. Please note, I may not have personally used all ...
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If scientists had logos. Einstein's is brilliant. Feynman's looks a little like the flux capacitor.
 
What if scientists had their own logos? Designed by Kapil Bhagat for Science Day in India.

http://bhagatkapil.tumblr.com/post/44212949164/science-day-in-india-posting-whole-series-of

A clarification from +Chad Haney  The top six are from Kapil Bhagat (http://goo.gl/DZFZv) and the rest are from Prateek Lala.
http://visual.ly/science-typography-01
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I wish everyone knew the history of the Web better. This is a good start.
A 1989 document that was both practical and prescient.
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Will we be celebrating the 25th anniversary again on August 6, 2016?
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Congratulations to IDC, founded by Patrick J. McGovern, on its 50th anniversary.
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Fascinating story: Great interviews, great writing, great topic: The few CIOs who've won the CEO job talk candidly about the relentless pressure for profits, the ultimate accountability and what they wish they’d known as CIO.
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The job doesn't end at the close of business, but CIOs should take a break, when possible, to recharge their batteries. (My first experiment with creating an infographic with infogr.am.)
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The writing is bad in many business books. This is the worst.
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Hm, that sentence is indeed heinous and yet...I have seen (and edited) some contenders. Let's just say there is enough badness to go around. 
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Tainted food. Drug shortages. Untraceable guns. What's the problem here? Data silos are preventing companies from tracing the problems in their supply chain back to the source. Kim S. Nash explores this complex web of public-safety issues. (free registration required)
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  • CIO magazine at IDG Enterprise
    Executive Editor, 1984 - present
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Editor of a gorgeous business/technology magazine focused on CIOs.
Introduction

I'm executive editor of CIO magazine (for chief information officers in corporate America). Named one of the top 10 business magazines by ASBPE.

Formerly executive editor at Computerworld.

Interests: The business, political, legal & social implications of technology; chief information officers; strategic foresight; competitive intelligence; entrepreneurial journalism; genealogy

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  • Towson State University, Towson, Md.
    1978