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Overcoming the massive friction slowing the Internet of Things

To standardize more quickly, let's use IP as the common denominator from end-to-end.

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18 enterprise software selection risks and how to avoid them

Buying enterprise software can be a risky proposition. Having an idea of the risks faced when selecting such software helps organizations to develop mitigation strategies.

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Offshore captive centers are again a thriving outsourcing model

While several companies sold off their captive offshore centers during the recession, these global in-house options are back in vogue in 2015.

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The CIO as cheerleader / collaborator / therapist / technophile / entrepreneur

CIOs from Wayfair, Arbella Insurance share career advice and give the inside scoop on using open source, dealing with security threats

Evernote CEO Phil Libin calls for augmented humanity at Oxford Union

The Silicon Valley business leader claims the positives outweigh the negatives

6 ways to attract and retain millennial workers

For all the talk about millennial workers, many companies are still stymied when it comes to not just hiring millennials, but also retaining them. Here are 6 ways you can not only draw millennial workers to open positions, but also...

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What are containers and why do you need them?

What can containers do for you? Here are 10 frequently asked questions about application container technology, in general, and Docker, in particular.

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CIO-CDO Dual Role Reinforces the Digital Commitment

Dave Truzinski discusses the addition of Chief Digital Officer to his CIO responsibilities at NII Holdings

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How unconscious bias impacts IT recruiting and hiring

Organizations have made great strides tackling overt discrimination and creating more inclusive working environments. But what's harder to identify, and harder to change, are unconscious biases that have an equally detrimental effect...

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How IT leaders can free their employees to achieve greatness

It’s disingenuous and bad business to lead your teams without understanding their increasingly complex lives by simply telling them to 'go innovate!' And as our lives grow more complex, your ability to achieve sustainable innovation...

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Why IT professionals must make the hard things look easy

Be like a duck on a pond and appear calm on top and paddle like heck underneath! Make hard things look easy and easy things look hard. In a nutshell, that's your job as an IT professional.

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Communication between IT and non-IT workers in a state of crisis

Results from the CIO Executive Council’s ‘Power of Effective IT Communication’ benchmark survey indicate that IT teams lack the talent to communicate. This results in a state of crisis between IT and non-IT employees, which could...

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CIOs put the Internet of Things in perspective

In the latest installment of CIO Quick Takes, three IT executives talk about the Internet of Things and the concerns that come with the opportunities offered by billions of connected devices.

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The benefits of doing a detailed enterprise software requirements analysis

Doing a detailed requirements analysis before selecting enterprise software helps identify best-fit software and reduces implementation risks. This article answers the question of how much detail should be in those requirements.

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Marketing tech pros,‘Frankenstack’ tools and the future

Today’s marketers are asked to take control of the digital customer experience, from brand awareness to sales conversion to customer loyalty. To make this work, marketers need an integrated set of tools. Instead, what has emerged are...

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Federal CIOs want better cloud vendor support

With considerable momentum within the government for moving to the cloud, federal IT leaders would like better guarantees from service providers when things go wrong.

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How a battered Zoosk kept employees engaged

After an abrupt leadership change and a cancelled IPO in January, Zoosk vice president of people Carol Mahoney had to start from scratch to bring the online dating company back from the brink.

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5 ways to future-proof your cloud computing deals

It pays to future-proof cloud contracts, making sure the deal you sign today is aligned with evolving business needs. Here are five terms SaaS buyers should insist on when making new deals.

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