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6 ways to optimize your innovation spend

Innovation is key to organizational growth. Yet most companies shortchange innovation initiatives when it comes to IT budgeting. Here’s how to stretch your R&D dollars.

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Post COVID-19 business models: Finding the new normal

Pivots and process changes, yes. New normal? Not so fast.

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6 tips for innovating through a crisis

Whether innovating for survival or planning for a post-pandemic comeback, CIOs may find conditions ripe to challenge the status quo, remove barriers and make change

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4 ways CIOs can drive circular economy innovations

CIOs are well-positioned to take a leading role in creating new business value and bolstering competitive agility in the circular economy.

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4 keys to sustaining innovation

Big-bang innovation projects capture the imagination, but many lack staying power. Here's how to build longevity into your innovation initiatives.

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Spring 2020: State of the CIO

CIOs’ expanding management and revenue-generation responsibilities are cementing their roles as business leaders. Traditional technologists need not apply.

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What is design thinking? An agile method for innovation

Design thinking eschews traditional development processes in favor of an agile, flexible method for developing products and services with a unique focus on the customer.

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7 tips for vetting the business value of emerging tech

Will a promising new technology be truly transformative or destructively disruptive? Only due diligence will reveal the truth.

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Winter 2020: Gender gapped

The tech sector has made strides attracting more women and inching closer to equal pay. But a glaring disconnect remains in how men and women view gender diversity progress in IT.

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Innovation at scale could be hampered by digital skills shortage in Southeast Asia, IDC research shows

A global skills deficit presents an important hurdle for enterprises aspiring to scale digital initiatives.

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Security vs. innovation: IT's trickiest balancing act

An innovative initiative is only as successful as it is secure. Here’s how CIOs are balancing risk-taking with risk aversion.

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Applying cognitive science to champion data-management adoption

Business relationship managers today have new techniques to make data management stickier. Mix it up for greater data-enablement adoption.

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3 reasons to focus on the bright side of AI

Despite the growing ubiquity of AI, many IT leaders still feel anxious about its risks and unsure of the opportunities. But today’s executive boards aren’t having it – they want to make AI a business priority.

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The one transformation goal CIO must prioritize in 2020

Defining goals without acknowledging the need to transform often leads organizations to make iterative improvements to existing businesses without challenging themselves to consider disruptive opportunities and threats.

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Top-down strategy is dead – Long live the team of teams!

How should CIOs construct their organizations to better enable the agility demanded by today’s pace of strategy and initiative change?

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5 enterprise cloud strategy trends for 2020

Architecting hybrid cloud environments and teaching IT staff how to work with and manage them are top of mind for CIOs seeking innovation from cloud computing services in 2020.

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A deeper look into how technology is innovating the financial sector

Banking is becoming a fundamentally digital experience, with many people banking virtually, no longer going into brick and mortar offices, and AI eliminating tellers. So how are banks reacting to this new reality? Are they embracing...

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Anticipatory IT: Your strategy for staving off digital disruption

Anticipating future opportunities based on hard and soft trends is crucial for CIOs seeking to avoid disruption. Does your organization have what it takes to commit to an ‘anticipatory IT’ strategy?

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