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The promise – and potential pitfalls – of blockchain technology

Blockchain's distributed database technology has the potential to solve a number of headaches in the enterprise. But to get to the reality of what's possible, CIOs will have to cut through a lot of hype.


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Oracle goes all in on cloud automation

Oracle adds more automation, business networking, recruitment tools and a plethora of digital assistants to its cloud apps.


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How low-code platforms are transforming software development

Drag-and-drop platforms enable developers to assemble applications without the need for manual programming. Shell Downstream, NTT Data Services and 7-Eleven are among those leveraging low-code to create business value.


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10 steps to a successful digital transformation

Digital leaders must identify future technology and customer expectation trends and then muster the courage to dismantle existing structures. Failure could leave them victims of fast-moving all-digital startups.


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Feeling handcuffed by your current IT vendor? Here’s how to increase your renegotiation leverage

With the average size of renegotiated contracts ranging from $20-40 million and renegotiation frequency increasing, customer negotiating teams can no longer hand the perceived switching cost advantage over to the vendors.


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Are you ready to become a digital technology leader?

In “Designed for Digital," which will be released next week, the authors suggest that winning at digital requires more than a mastery of social, mobile, analytics, cloud and IoT. It requires the willingness to experiment and to create...


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Redesigning business processes for digital success

CIOs find themselves in a unique position to re-imagine how their organizations operate in this digital age. Here’s how to develop a vision for business process reengineering and deliver.


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Raytheon’s cloud-based test bed takes risk out of innovation

Implementing new technology in the defense industry comes with a lot of considerations. Here’s how Raytheon development a virtual environment for experimentation without risk.


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Shining light on dark data, shadow IT and shadow IoT

What's lurking in the shadows of YOUR organization? What you don't know can hurt you. Insider Pro columnist Mike Elgan looks at how your business is at risk and offers six steps to minimize it.


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Downloads: 7 tech resume templates

Getting your resume 'just right' in order to attract recruiters, HR pros and hiring managers is as daunting as it is critical. To jump start the process, Insider Pro has assembled this collection of real resumes revamped by...


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Healthcare data’s moment of lift

The unlocking of patient data is leading us to a future when health care will be a vastly improved experience with superior outcomes. However, there will be guard rails around consumer access to personal health records.


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5 key changes to the H-1B visa program

Changes to the H-1B visa program went into effect April 1, aiming to improve and streamline the application and selection process of foreign national talent.


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5 ways startups are innovating with data

Successful data-driven business models can be built from finding, aggregating and repackaging niche data from unexpected sources.


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5G is critical to the competitiveness and future success of America’s small businesses

5G represents an exciting range of new possibilities, but it's also important not to let the hype overwhelm the need for security, privacy and safety.


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Nationwide CIO’s ride-along sparks innovation and pays dividends

Spending time learning the business helped CIO Jim Fowler open eyes to a little-known Nationwide API platform and dive deeper into emerging technology such as virtual reality and AI.