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Crossing the chasm: How to operate containers and microservices at scale

Organizations are increasingly employing containers and microservices aiming to spur their digital growth. Here is how to turn it into a success.

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9 lies CIOs tell themselves

If Achilles had been a CIO, self-deception would be his heel. He’d be sure business-IT alignment is tight, information security bulletproof, and all projects come in on time. CIOs set the stage for disaster by fooling themselves.

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What to make of enterprise IT in a digital world?

The monopoly of enterprise IT on corporate technology spending is diminishing, but not necessarily for the right reasons.

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Bitcoin lessons from the California gold rush

We’re at the beginning of another “Kodak moment” as the world shifts more and more towards bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. As the world transforms, the lessons from the California gold rush may help you put your best foot (or shovel)...

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Your data accessibility problem is costing you $65 million

According to Forrester, less than 0.5% of all data is ever analyzed and used. Yet, just a 10% increase in data accessibility will result in more than $65 million additional net income for a typical Fortune 1000 company. For all the...

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Project management: 5 tips for managing your project budget

Budget overruns are a project manager’s nightmare. These budget management strategies will keep your project budget under control — and your stakeholders happy

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High-performing teams: Lessons from the symphony orchestra

An orchestra is a great example of a high-performing team. How well are your employees playing together? Are they playing in harmony, or are they slightly out of tune?

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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The business value of data-driven storytelling

Today, business executives are most concerned with this: What’s the best way for us to extract value from the deluge of data we’re collecting every day?

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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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Brexit creates supply chain uncertainty

Monitor Brexit closely to avoid having your supply chain disrupted. If you don't, Britain’s exit from the EU might not be the only exit in your future.

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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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Is your organization a top performer?

When it comes to digital transformation, is your company a top performer? Research finds CIOs at top performers show a strong customer orientation, willingness to experiment with emerging tech, and a focus on collaboration and...

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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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Why are USB sticks wrinkle-free?

Roughly half of lost USB sticks and other mobile gadgets get returned to owners, which triggers the million-dollar question: What happens to the other half?

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