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How to create a physical space for innovation

A look at how companies find unique ways to embrace innovation and invest in new ways of thinking.

Best-fit enterprise software really does improve the bottom line

How to select enterprise software that maximizes ROI

Selecting best-fit enterprise software is a difficult task, and you can’t please all the people all the time. This article outlines a data driven and auditable process to pick the software that maximizes ROI and minimizes buyer’s...

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Think you're agile? You're probably wrong

A new study by Oracle and Opinium Research finds that businesses around the world overestimate their ability to flexibly manage workloads or rapidly develop, test and launch new applications.

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How ‘Digital Masters’ drive transformation from the top down

Leadership, not technology, drives transformation. CIOs have a lot to offer in the digital conversation. Great digital leadership means crafting a compelling transformative digital vision and then helping your organization to make...

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This CEO fosters a data-oriented company culture

BNY Mellon Investment Services uses a data dashboard, analytics, APIs and a social network to enhance the customer and employee experience, says CEO Brian Shea.

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How Georgia successfully overhauled IT

COO of Georgia Technology Authority discusses the sweeping enterprise-driven privatization push that's improved security, cut costs and upended the state's IT culture.

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Security education on phishing can save companies millions

A new research report by Ponemon Institute finds that a comprehensive security training program with a continuous training methodology can improve the phishing email click rate an average of 64 percent.

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CIO succession planning critical as IT drives business growth

CIOs say proper succession planning is a crucial part of their responsibilities. But it's not an easy job at a time when talented IT staff can rake in big salaries working on innovative projects, without putting themselves under the...

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Tech’s Holy Grail: IT can’t afford to choose poorly

When we’re surrounded by “next big things,” how does IT decide what to choose and what to do with that choice?

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How to coach executives to become agile leaders

Agile coaches wear lots of different hats. Michael Hamman of the Agile Coaching Institute shares five roles agile coaches play when helping executives achieve transformational leadership.

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How an innovative mobile app uses location to track events

In Part 2 of his series on Innovation and the Cloud, writer Bernard Golden looks at how the ability to detect events by parsing information organized by location rather than individuals could be a game changer for any number of...

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9 things you need to know to run a successful software development team

Experienced software engineering leaders share what it takes to get the most out of your team.

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Real-time computing: Gateway to the Internet of Things?

Real-time computing may have reached the point that PCs reached in the early 1980s: Poised to revolutionize the way things are done.

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Decoded! What not to say to your non-IT coworkers (and what to say instead)

Some phrases are guaranteed to annoy or baffle non-IT folks. Avoiding them may be just the boost your career needed.

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As CMOs start to outspend CIOs, collaboration remains key

CIOs were traditionally at the helm of technology adoption, but as more marketing departments use their budget on technology spending, the role of the CMO in IT is rising.

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Tips from a day in the life of 4 CIOs

The role of a modern CIO is as misunderstood as it is important. So we asked a few of them to take us through a typical day. Here, four IT leaders share their tips, tricks and daily routines.

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Vint Cerf: 'Sometimes I'm terrified' by the IoT

Vint Cerf is known as a "father of the Internet," and like any good parent, he worries about his offspring -- most recently, the IoT.

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Is Vietnam a viable offshore outsourcing alternative?

Although much smaller than India, Vietnam is emerging as an attractive option for IT service buyers seeking niche solutions. One of the first software testing providers to set up shop there shares some thoughts on this emerging market....

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