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The BT era: because business outcomes are the only constant

Why the BT era is more important than the digital era

Technologies and "eras" change. The only constant is the need for specific business outcomes.

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Why you need to rethink your internal communication strategy

While communicating with customers, vendors and end-users is certainly key to business success, your internal communication strategy is just as critical. Here's how to boost your signal.

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APIs provide innovation and inspiration for IT leaders

Apps are getting smarter at a ferocious pace; so why don't CEOs want to take advantage of these new technologies? I discuss API ecosystems and innovation with Sanjay Parthasarathy, CEO of Indix, a startup making structured product...

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New CIO appointments, August 2016 edition

A bevy of women appear on this month's list of new CIO positions and board appointments.

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Ain’t no mountain high enough to keep cyber attackers from gettin’ to you

Cyber criminals take a passionate stance when approaching your data: higher mountains and lower valleys won’t keep them away.

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Ciena CEO: We’re not just about service providers

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Gary Smith talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Ciena’s expanding enterprise business, including its data center connectivity strategy.

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The world of yesterday, today and tomorrow

Looking back is a necessary part of looking ahead.

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Tableau turns to AWS for a cloud-savvy CEO

Data visualization specialist Tableau Software is bringing in seasoned talent to help it compete in an increasingly cloud-based world. The company has hired longtime Amazon Web Services executive Adam Selipsky as its CEO, replacing...

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Slimming down to Essential SAFe

How to scale your delivery process using the lean agile concepts of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) but simplifying it to its essential components via Essential SAFe for quicker and easier adoption as a first step in business...

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CIOs come together to tout tech innovation

CIOs who took the stage at the CIO 100 at the Terranea Resort last week detailed how they are using technology to better serve their employees and customers.

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Master Class: How to drive digital transformation in IT and throughout the organization (with podcast)

Listen and learn as VP of business technology Paul Friedman explains how Humana transformed itself into a digital-first, customer-centric organization. This free knowledge bundle includes an article, audio transcript and slide deck.

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4 tools that give marketing consultants peace of mind

The allure of the freedom to work on your own terms beckons many, but it takes a certain type of person to make it is a self-employed marketing consultant. If you want to forsake a cushy corporate marketing job and become a consultant...

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10 ways to think like your client

Your IT support clients are business people and they don't think like we do in IT. It will help you support them better if you can "walk in their shoes" or better understand their perspectives about IT support.

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GE CIO Jim Fowler talks collaboration and IT transformation

GE’s Jim Fowler this week spoke with CIO.com to discuss collaboration tools, shifting IT priorities and why the traditional CIO role is going away.

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3 ways to improve employee engagement

Are you getting everything you can from your focus on employee engagement? You may make more impact by rewiring how you think about it.

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What is your pace as a change agent?

Are you a new leader that joined an organization and you have observe a lot of opportunities for improvement. The solution is in your head and you may have already identified a solution. But is your pace too fast as a leader?

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CIO August 2016 Digital Magazine: ERP heads for the cloud

Cover story: Cloud-based ERP will eventually rule, and on-premises software is destined for legacy status. How can IT ensure a smooth transition?

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6 ways to beat the back-to-school blues

Summer's almost over, and that means more structured routines and fewer lazy afternoons. These quick tips can make reentry into 'real life' less painful.

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