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IT service providers get low marks on innovation

Everest Group study reveals surprisingly high levels of customer dissatisfaction with global IT service firms. Download the free research report to learn where and why IT service providers are failing.

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Former CIO catches AI, RPA fever

Long-time GameStop CIO Jeff Donaldson launches a consultancy to help companies automate manual processes using artificial intelligence and design thinking.

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2 big mistakes CIOs make with digital strategy

The usual project- and budget-oriented approach to IT investment doesn’t work for today’s digital transformations, according to a Forrester Research report. To learn how to get digital transformation right, download this free 16-page...

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Don’t rush into outsourcing software development

In a rush to save money, companies often plunge into software development outsourcing, quickly select a supplier and expect that team to produce great software right away. They skip the careful evaluation required to determine which...

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How CIOs can drive change by setting a vision

Sysco IT chief Wayne Shurts has a long track record of rallying his troops around a vision for change.

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Federal CIO authority still falling short

It’s been more than two years in to the most ambitious overhaul of federal IT in almost 20 years, and many CIOs say they still lack authority over new acquisitions and aren't able to halt failing projects.

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CIOs take on digital transformation programs in diverse areas

More CIOs are taking on initiatives aiming to improve customer experience and better enable their workforce to compete digitally.

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Tips for building a culture around 'business outcomes'

The new era of IT demands a new kind of IT professional -- one who has both the business and the technology skills to get the job done.

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Proliferation of digital leaders brings confusion, power struggles

Are there too many technology cooks in your C-suite? If so, you'd better get them following the same recipes and make sure they report to the CEO -- or risk business deterioration.

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Why APIs are key to closing the IT delivery gap

As a technological revolution takes hold and turns entire industries upside down, companies of all sizes are turning to APIs to speed up.

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5 key components in getting IT projects approved

Prove that your IT project is worthwhile. Answer the questions your CEO will want to ask: what are the benefits in doing this project, and what will it do for the company?

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How CIOs are transforming their organizations for the digital era

CIOs discuss key efforts to shake up their IT departments as they lay the foundation for digital business strategies.

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What a tea ceremony can teach you about leadership

In the western world, the concept of “go faster, do more” has become the default for business operations. By integrating some east Asian cultural wisdom into our practices, each of us can become a more effective leader.

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How Florida Local Government Agencies Collaborate to Improve Citizen Services

Florida local government agencies collaborate through a unique organization to share insights, learnings, and technologies to improve services to its citizens.

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Q1s newest CIO appointments

AIG, Sempra Energy, and Yale University are among several organizations that named new CIOs as the first quarter of FY17 comes to a close.

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How to future-proof your transformation project

I recently came across an observation about parenting that I think is wisely applicable to business decisions: “When we make assumptions, we contribute to the complexity rather than the simplicity of a problem, making it more...

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IT Career Roadmap: It takes a village to 'raise' a CIO

Lawrence Williams relies on his network of mentors and his finely tuned emotional intelligence to excel as a CIO.

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Why your cloud strategy should include multiple vendors

Cloud computing has become a staple of most enterprise computing environments, but CIOs are still sweating over whether to use one or more infrastructure-as-a-service provider.

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For enterprise analytics, good governance isn't centralized governance

The ease with which customer-facing business units obtain self-service analytics platforms is leading to a proliferation of analytics in the enterprise. But that proliferation of self-service analytics presents corporate IT with...

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CIO also means 'chief influence officer'

As the role of the modern-day CIO changes, one of the key job requirements is to influence decisions in order to build the consensus necessary to get things done. As part of that influencer role, CIOs must assess and create a culture...

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