CIOs are leaders of change, and change is something most people resist. Therefore, the ability to influence stakeholders--including those over whom CIOs have no direct authority--is an essential but difficult skill to master."Influence defines my job. Influence is the road to credibility, and credibility enhances influencing skills," says Barbara Kunkel, CIO at the law firm Troutman Sanders. The Council's Executive Women in IT group partnered with The Leader's Edge to gather benchmarks and practical peer advice from 80 members of the Council. A common mistake CIOs make when influencing is poor pitch preparation--they fail to obtain important facts and numbers related to the business need and potential benefits. Related mistakes include overselling the benefits (leading to a big credibility hit when failing to deliver) and oversimplifying the challenges of the initiative just to win buy-in. Download the survey report here.
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GGG Evaluation Team
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.
The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.
My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.
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