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Tech Titans Talk: The IDG Enterprise Interview Series

In the IDG Enterprise Interview Series, you'll hear from technology CIOs and CEOs on today's burgeoning trends, ongoing headaches and upcoming product plans. Check out this informative series from IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer...


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Why buying from small businesses offers big advantages

From social responsibility to greater flexibility in services and contracts, there are plenty of reasons to take a closer look at small vendors and what they can do for your organization.

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Should CIOs be chief robot wranglers?

Business Robotic Process Automation (RPA) initiatives can yield huge returns. But bypassing IT can create even bigger risks. Why CIOs need to take a greater role in RPA.

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Why Land O'Lakes broke IT into six businesses

Mike Macrie, CIO of Land O'Lakes, no longer talks about one big financial number. Instead, Macrie decided to break his IT department into six different business units.

CIO Masters Series: Mark Bramwell, CIO of Oxford Said Business School

Mark Bramwell, CIO of Oxford's Said Business School, strives to bring users and IT closer together so they can learn from one another and create better business outcomes.

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How a talent strategy can help banks get their IT groove back

While there certainly is no silver bullet, one important imperative exists: banking technology leaders must radically rethink their approach to talent not just to align or partner with the business, but also to be a part of the bank’s...

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5 innovative ways to solve unimportant problems

How five technology startups solved some common office problems using fun, ingenious and just plain cool technology hacks.

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What to do when your manager is a no-show

Your work objectives and project deliverables are gaining on you. Your supervisor is nowhere to be found to help you prioritize. How do you go about increasing the likelihood of your success?

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Companies consistently run into problems in automation efforts

Robotics process automation (RPA) and cognitive computing have tremendous capacity to digitize our workforce and reduce the number of back-office FTEs. Leading companies are looking at doing this in a big way, looking to automate...

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The modern chief data officer: A translator, a gardener and an appraiser

A look into the responsibilities and functions of high-performing chief data officers.

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How to stop making costly IT contract mistakes

Poor IT contract management can cost your business time, money and legal fees. Here’s how to minimize risk by focusing on restructuring contract management and training employees around compliance.

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Context, basketball and the Golden Gate Bridge

Strategy execution is arguably today's premium business mantra, one that we are all focusing on, regardless of whether we are a commercial, government or nonprofit organization; where we are located geographically; the profile and...

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How to stay in the game when change is hard

Both organizational change and personal change are hard. Unlearning old habits and relearning new ones requires resiliance and persistance.

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CIOs: Shadow IT is actually great for your cloud strategy

The three reasons that departments' own adoption of cloud technologies benefits CIOs' goals

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Solutions for improving diversity in tech

Facebook recently blamed its lack of progress in hiring women and minorities on a lack of talent in the pipeline. But some experts question that, pointing out that the percentages of women and minorities graduating from computer...

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Twitter needs to stop the harassment

Twitter needs to stop making excuses and start taking a stand against online harassment and abuse.

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Who is watching after your agile money? Part II

Agile development, which is the linchpin of digital transformation, requires a different operating model -- the retrofit of the traditional governance and controls won’t work. Financial services organizations are carrying unnecessary...

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How CIOs can help board members understand the business value of digital innovation

Today's digital marketplace is changing the way companies compete and IT is now at the core of every company’s business strategy. CIOs can provide the board a digital maturity governance model that includes a framework, assessments,...

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How to find where lost productivity hides

Fostering productivity isn’t as simple as creating inspiring work environments, and productivity loss is often hidden in areas where business leaders never think to look.

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