Strategy

Content aimed at helping IT leaders create plans around reach specific information technology goals.

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9 Things You Need to Know Before You Store Data in the Cloud

More and more businesses of all sizes are storing some or all of their data in the cloud. But before you move to an online storage provider, there are some things you should know (and ask) about cloud storage and recovery. Full Story »
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CIOs to Become In-House Brokers -- and That's a Good Thing

In their new role as brokers and consultants, CIOs will be in an even more powerful position. According to a new survey, two-thirds of C-level executives and business unit leaders expect the IT department to have more influence on technology decisions in the future.

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IT Service Providers in Ukraine Deliver Despite Political Tensions

It's been business as usual for IT outsourcing providers in Ukraine, though the ongoing military and political uncertainty has had a public relations impact.

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How to Support Windows XP Now That Microsoft Isn't

Official Microsoft support for Windows XP ends tomorrow. However, as many as 20 percent of business endpoints still use the popular operating system. If your company ranks among those still using XP, here's how you can protect your machines from the forthcoming onslaught of security vulnerabilities.

Advice & Opinion

Zen and the Art of Tech in the Valley

Zen-like meditation is all the rage in the tech industry. But CIO.com senior writer Tom Kaneshige thinks that a Zen Buddhism approach is an ironic twist in the fast-moving, for-profit Silicon Valley.

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Hire for Cultural Fit, Train for the Right IT Skills

Hiring for the right cultural fit can be more important than focusing on technical skills alone and can help companies improve employee retention, engagement and loyalty.

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Microsoft Signals Strategy Shift at Build Conference

Instead of relegating desktops to a lower priority while pursuing the mobile device market, Microsoft will integrate its PC dominance into its current core strategy to become a devices and services company, opening keynotes at the company's 2014 Build developer conference suggest.

Research

CIOs Predict IT Spending to Increase

Mobile apps and tablets are the areas identified most frequently for investment, according to CIO Research's poll of IT executives. However, analytics, cloud and enterprise security spending aren't far behind.

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Efficient Employee Onboarding Critical for Long-Term Success

How your organization handles the first days, weeks and even months of a new employee's tenure is critical to lasting success, company loyalty and retention.

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Ukraine's Growing IT Outsourcing Industry in Danger of Disruption

The increasing threat and possibility of further violence in Ukraine is likely to impact its growing IT outsourcing industry. The current tensions threaten service delivery both in the short- and long-term.

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How Little Debbie Used Predictive Analytics to Survive Snack Industry Shakeup

McKee Foods, maker of Little Debbie snacks, turned to Workday's cloud-based human capital management and payroll software. The switch helped it analyze data for decision-making, save money and better survive a snack industry shakeup.

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Shortage of Project Managers Sends Businesses Scrambling

When it comes to project management, many organizations find themselves understaffed and that's putting them at a competitive disadvantage, according to a study by ESI International.

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CIOs Destined to Be Kings of Customer Data

Despite chatter about CIOs losing clout or eventually reporting to the CMO, a survey of 1,600 CIOs reveals that the IT executives are well-positioned for the future -- if they are willing to step outside of IT.

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5 Ways CIOs Can Rationalize Application Portfolios

The pressure is mounting for CIOs and other IT leaders to help the business enable new disruptive technologies like mobile, social, cloud and big data, but many CIOs are struggling to do so because maintaining and supporting legacy applications consumes the lion's share of the budget. Here are five recommendations for rationalizing your application portfolio.

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How to Handle the IT Skills Shortage: Architect Your People

IT relies heavily on architecture -- in systems, data, software and, yes, even in people. This long-term strategy can help create a more flexible, more consistent and more scalable IT organization.