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The IT-business gap remains

The 2017 State of the CIO reports finds that while IT generally still has control of the tech purse strings, business and IT leaders disagree about the CIO's role.

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Seizing the value of the surge: How to use M&A to reshape your IT organization

There is a tremendous opportunity to leverage the sharp increase of work from M&A to redefine the IT workforce and organization. Leaders can better align technology functions to strategic focus areas by pushing internal resources and...

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Five ways to beat the project transition blues

Transitioning from sales to delivery for an IT project is an age-old challenge. Learn five ways to improve your chances of having a successful delivery by focusing on these transition tactics.

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Should you do program synergy differently in the digital era?

Wherever multiple projects are involved, synergy becomes a useful goal. Synergy is about executing projects in such a way that they will together eventually generate business outcomes greater than the sum of the outcomes from their...

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Get your company ready for artificial intelligence

Companies need to resolve issues regarding data quality, ERP and business process improvement first, before implementing artificial intelligence solutions.

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What is driving your strategic intent?

What is your strategic intent? More importantly, what are the key drivers that are influencing the direction you take? And are you going in the right direction? Here is a look at strategic intention and how you can make sure you are...

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The weakest link in digital transformation

The future of the multitrillion-dollar enterprise IT industry will not evolve from the retrofit of half-century-old IT management practices with relics of the industrial age.

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3 business risks you want to avoid when investing in tech

Wrong tech, recurrence and degradation are expensive mistakes regardless of whether you are considering digital or traditional tech.

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How CIOs can kickstart digital transformation programs

Should you wait for a completed digital strategy before setting transformation priorities? Can the CIO anticipate what basic practices and changes the organization will likely need to execute in a digital transformation program?...

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How to get creative with your digital transformation strategy

Science and math aren't the only skills you need to develop a technology strategy. Dreaming up the next big advancement also requires a healthy dose of creativity.

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Storytelling in the C-suite

One of today's hottest technology trends has nothing to do with the internet.

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What’s in your architecture?

Why the architecture has far-reaching effects and how to get it right before you invest in implementing it

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IT leaders struggle to sway business stakeholders

These aren’t easy times for CIOs, many of whom are still striving to align their work to business requirements. Deloitte explains why and what to do about it.

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Little-known SaaS provider helps CIOs corral IT costs

Apptio’s founder and CEO discusses how CIOs are using its SaaS product to deliver transparency and business insights into the costs and value of technology.

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How the API economy is igniting a cultural shift in businesses

As the fast eat the slow, CIOs need to redefine the role of IT and enable the broader business to speed up the pace of innovation through self service.

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Why CIOs need to take the lead on digital transformation in 2017

Market leaders and digital experts still don't know on who should lead digital transformation. 2017 will be a big year for the emerging digital economy, and it is time for CIO's to combine their technical knowledge with a deep market...

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3 signs your next project could be nonstrategic

Address these issues if tech projects must make strategic contributions.

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Buying the best BPM for your needs

Business process management software can be thought of as 'the oil that lubricates corporate machinery.' With dozens of competitors on the market, use the reverse-engineering technique to find the BPM software best suited to your...

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