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Make your CIO more relevant using business architecture

To succeed, CIOs need to focus more resources in communicating and building business architecture change maps that will involve business executives, business architects and obviously the CIO.

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How IT became business problem solvers at Level 3 Communications

IT doesn’t wait for business requirements at Level 3 Communications — it co-creates them, says CIO Atilla Tinic. Learn how he is changing the culture in his IT organization.

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NextCon provides CIOs a vision for a better customer experience

The event will serve up a new vision to CIOs curious about how technology can merge with human capital to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

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Get your priorities straight before you start applying artificial intelligence in your business solutions

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to put you ahead of your peers in the industry. However, like with many opportunities, you have got to be keen at doing the right things in the right order.

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Navigating the brave new world of decentralized IT

With business units hiring their own IT professionals and managing technology independently, organizations should brace for the nuances of navigating decentralized IT resources, compared to traditional IT departments.

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How to harness the power of shadow IT

Shadow IT poses serious risks to your business, but what if you embraced it with proper governance? NTT Communications' Jeffrey Bannister explains how businesses that innovate will ultimately reap Shadow IT’s benefits.

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10 early warning signs of ERP disaster

Enterprise resource planning systems reap business efficiency by tying together disparate systems and services. But an ERP implementation can quickly unravel into disaster if you don’t heed these early warning signs.

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What is ITIL? IT Infrastructure Library definitions and solutions

ITIL is a framework of best practices for delivering IT services. ITIL’s systematic approach to IT service management can help businesses manage risk, strengthen customer relations, establish cost-effective practices, and build a...

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How to win over your board of directors

A 15-minute board presentation can make or break a valuable project — not to mention a promising career. But there are steps CIOs can take to not only meet their board of director’s needs and expectations but win their lasting support...

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CIO July/August Digital Magazine: Honoring the 2017 CIO 100 winners

New tools and troves of data have CIOs turning to neural nets and machine learning to deliver real-world results. Here’s how six 2017 CIO 100 winners put AI to work.

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The incredible, shrinking shelf life of healthcare technology strategy

A perfect storm of policy uncertainty, marketplace transformation, and technology evolution has made strategic planning increasingly difficult for CIOs.

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Defeating the SAP project optimism Death Star

Studies have shown roughly 65% of large IT-enabled projects go over budget, and there is evidence to support that 25% of these projects will end up going 50% over plan. What went wrong?

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What makes a great chatbot? Laser focus on customers

Chatbots are all the rage right now but they’re virtually useless unless enterprises nail the customer experience. Here’s how to ensure your chatbot initiative pays off.

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Empower IT to lead digital transformation

Business innovation is no longer just for the C-suite. Enabling IT to take a lead will boost organizations into the new competitive landscape.

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Data science key to Monsanto improving its supply chain

A drive toward digitization in the supply chain has created major efficiencies for Monsanto, while underscoring the need for a culture of IT 'transformation agents.'

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Meet your software development deadline with these tips

When it comes to software development, the importance of accurate planning and meeting deadlines cannot be stressed enough. But with the right mindset and good communication with your team, you can hit your development goal on time...

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The benefits of applying product management discipline to IT

At Murphy USA, CIO Greg Davidson has created a "software product mindset" around the company's software development, improving its SDLC.

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9 warning signs of bad IT architecture

A sound IT architecture keeps your company’s technology strategy humming. From kludges to manual re-keying to redundant apps, these are the telltale indicators of an IT environment on the brink of collapse.

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