• Open source software
    Open source software

    What is open source?

    The term open source refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible. Source: opensource.The term originated in the context of software development to designate a specific approach to creating computer programs. Today, however, “open source” designates a broader set of values—what we call “the open source way.” Open source projects, products, or initiatives embrace and celebrate principles of open exchange, collaborative participation, rapid prototyping, transparency, meritocracy, and community-oriented development. What is open source software? Open source software is software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify, and enhance. “Source code” is the part of software that most computer users don’t ever see; it’s the code…

  • CIO resources,  Management

    7 attributes to look for in a deputy IT leader

    The CIO has become pivotal — and demanding. But having a trusted No. 2 can help ease the pain. Here’s how to find the best second-in-command. Source: CIO MagazineThe CIO role is expanding quickly. No longer a tactical leader supporting the IT stack, the CIO has become a pivotal co-creator with business leaders. With so much at stake and on their plates, IT leaders need a dependable second-in-command, someone who can offer advice, handle critical IT, business and personnel tasks and, most importantly, be ready to take the helm when the need arises. Finding a trusty No. 2 isn’t easy, however. The job requires a deep IT and business skillset,…