Leadership and Management

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New CIO Appointments and Promotions – May 2017

Well-known large companies, including IBM, Procter & Gamble, Regions Financial, and Levi Strauss are among the firms that recently announced technology leadership changes.


Risk assessments for local governments and SMBs

Does your organization have a mature risk management program or are your just crossing your fingers and hoping for the best? Risk assessments are an essential part of your information and IT governance programs.


5 ways retail CIOs can future-proof their business

You don't need to predict the future to prepare for it. The strategies outlined here will help you keep your organization’s eye on the prize.

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Directing the Technology Orchestra

Orchestrating the world of cloud, big data, analytics, AI and the Internet of Things. Don’t let the buzzwords become buzz saws. They all work in concert for the customer experience.

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Calculate the Cost of Downtime

IT projects, especially infrastructure projects can be challenging to get approved. Discuss the "cost of downtime" in your proposal so senior management can visualize and understand the risk implications, and you will get many more of...

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Ecosystems: when digital transformation grows up

CIOs know digital transformation is important — but it's also a vague mandate that doesn't always lead to specific action steps. Luckily, ecosystem strategies are emerging as a more specific, robust and actionable take on the digital...

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10 essential productivity tips for road warriors

Executives who spend much of their time on the road share their tips for keeping up with work and staying connected to the office.

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Why we are going about diversity all wrong

A quantitative approach that links individual behaviors to company performance will revolutionize talent management and make diversity an unavoidable part of the solution.

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Don't worry CIOs: You still control tech spending

In the digital era, business executives are becoming more involved in acquiring corporate technologies. But the CIO still largely has the final say for most technology purchasing decisions.

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The pain of legacy-to-digital transformation is an epidemic

How can the traditional IT organizations remain business relevant while the business IT divide remains, the shadow IT spending increases, and the third-party providers increase their share of the enterprise IT spend? Lean IT has the...

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Are you participating in the ICO excitement of cryptocurrency funded development?

Innovative CIOs are considering an emerging channel for raising capital—funding via ICO.

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Stop making speeches

Should you memorize a speech when you have to give a business presentation? No. You are giving a business presentation, not a speech. Save the speech for after dinner.

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Tip No. 5: Show appreciation and have fun!

The fifth tip for successfully creating and leading agile data management development teams.

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How successful team leaders avoid common meeting pitfalls

You are the team leader. But all that means is that you are a member of the team with some special responsibilities. Manage those responsibilities well and you will infuse your team with high levels of energy and productivity.

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How tech plays a role in management

Technology is a crucial factor in the success of any business in today's world, and management needs to understand exactly just how utilizing technology impacts a company.

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Are we living in an AI golden age?

Jeff Bezos believes we're in the golden age of artificial intelligence, with Amazon at the forefront of development. The rapid growth of this sector could prove him correct.

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How to empower women on Mother's Day and every day

Sure, Mother's Day is great. But there are 364 other days during the year to appreciate and empower women.

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Why companies struggle to cultivate digital strategies

Companies that find themselves digital laggards are suffering from strategic decisions they made nearly 20 years ago. Here's how to battle back.

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