Leadership and Management

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Microsoft misjudges millennials, spectacularly

Beer pong, sexy schoolgirls and racist rants: A string of marketing and recruiting missteps suggests the company is desperate to be noticed by the younger set.

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Marketing pros discuss what they want from IT

IT leaders don't always have great working relationships with their colleagues in marketing, but the technology decisions they make can have significant impact on marketers. A group of digital marketing pros explains just what they...

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How to manage the 7 biggest workplace fears

Everyone's experienced some level of stress at work, and chances are, it's stemmed from one of these seven workplace fears. However, managers can ease those fears.

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How to attract a board-level cybersecurity expert

Suzanne Vautrinot’s impressive cybersecurity experience has been in high demand since she retired from the U.S. Air Force in October 2013. As a major general and commander, she helped create the DoD's U.S. Cyber Command and led the...

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How can a CIO provide clarity in a messy world?

From reading the tea leaves to understand Big Tech strategy to writing “The Idiot’s Guide” about any technology, a CIO has a lot of explaining to do.

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5 key steps to get a derailed project back on track

When a project derails, you have an opportunity to learn and course correct. Through the years I have been asked to recover a number of troubled projects and followed five key steps.

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Helping co-workers: How helpful is it, really?

Altruism is a great thing. Helping out our fellow human beings is what keeps the great wheels of society turning. But can we be too helpful? Is there a point at which giving assistance becomes detrimental, both to the party requesting...

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 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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