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The IT strategy behind PayPal's spinoff from eBay

Separating 25,000 users and 900 applications into a brand new company, CIO Brad Strock developed six key principles to keep the massive IT project on track.

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Shark Tank in the C-suite

Executives are bringing venture capital in-house.

CIOs can lead the way for RPA

The business of bots and the realities of enterprise automation

The emerging set of capabilities and associated technologies enabling the automation of knowledge work through Robotic Process Automation (RPA) represents a tremendous opportunity for the IT function to provide considerable new value...

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Cloud adoption soars, but integration challenges remain

With approximately 90 percent of businesses using the cloud in some fashion, it's safe to say the technology has become a mainstay in IT. But challenges remain beyond the initial integration.

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3 ways to avoid costly software selection mismatches

Some organizations faced with enterprise software selection make emotional, rather than objective, decisions; select technology before understanding their needs; get caught up in vendor hype; or find a solution that does not match...

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Using technology to lead change at the North Pole

Being selected as the first CIO for Santa's North Pole comes with great opportunity to improve operations while reducing stress. My early observations have focused on security and production, resulting in enhancements to both...

2016 predictions

Top 5 predictions for project management in 2016

As a discipline, I see project management as being fairly static. Still, there are changes and movements happening. Here are my top five for 2016.

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The 5 A’s on the program manager’s report card

Program managers are primarily measured on traditional metrics like scope, schedule and budget. In today's world there are other critical qualifications that apply to deliver a program successfully

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Who decides your project management best practices?

Who defines what the project management best practices are that you follow on each project? Your management? Your customer? Your team? You?

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20 project management best practices for your PMO

My comprehensive list of 20 best project management practices. If you do nothing else, fall this list and you should be well covered.

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Cinnabon seeks customer insights to boost stickiness

The Bakery chain is piloting iPads, Apple Pay and cloud software in several stores, as part of a digital refresh to bolster the Focus Brands property's fortunes. The systems will funnel data into a data warehouse, ostensibly to...

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How Ixia and Apple prove scrum works

After looking at the agile process used by Apple and network security company Ixia, Rob Enderle wonders why there aren’t more scrums taking place.

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How to tackle change management in an era of automation

CIOs must revamp IT systems, processes and staff roles, thanks to the rise of automation facilitated by artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things and analytics.

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The varied paths to healthcare technology success

Many hospital systems and health networks are investing in innovation to get access to new and better technologies that enhance and improve health care delivery. The innovation models they choose come in several forms, depending on...

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GoDaddy rebrands itself with an eye on diversity

With new leadership, the domain provider once best-known for its racy commercials is now at the forefront of the push for greater diversity and inclusion, and that's helping the company attract great talent.

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7 tech giants share their core values

Companies such as Apple, Amazon and Google are so entrenched in American culture, it's hard to remember that they're businesses with a mission and company culture. MidAmerican Nazarene University studied these seven companies to...

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Need for cyber-insurance heats up, but the market remains immature

CIOs are scrambling to purchase cyber-insurance, but the need may be outpacing a market that continues to evolve in the face of significant cyberattacks.

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How to determine when to build or buy enterprise software

While many companies regret building enterprise software because it is much more expensive than expected, there are times when custom software is best. This article describes how to answer the build vs. buy question.

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