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Alvina Antar, CIO, Okta

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6 IT projects to boost your tech career

Looking to get ahead? Investing time in an independent side project can pay off at your day job. Here are your best bets for learning skills expected to grow in demand in 2021 and beyond.

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Remote IT’s future: Key lessons learned from this WFH era

COVID-19 made IT staff working from home a necessity. Should the practice now be viewed as a fresh path to improved productivity?

Michael Gliedman, CTO, Ranpak

Ranpak digital transformation expands sales of packing robots

The maker of autonomous packing machines is banking on a customer-facing and back-office transformation to bolster sales, says CTO Michael Gliedman.

Randy Gaboriault, chief digital and information officer, ChristianaCare

CIOs rise to the new revenue challenge

The pandemic has accelerated the need for CIOs to pitch in on the bottom line. Here’s how tech execs are transforming into more revenue-focused IT leaders.

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CIOs cultivate political capital in response to pandemic

IT leaders who have gained clout among C-suite peers during the pandemic must target high-impact initiatives to extend their political capital in 2021, but challenges remain.

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Diversifying your IT workforce

It's time to turn your words of solidarity into action. Here's where to start.

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How to speed up software development (without killing morale)

In the wake of the pandemic, IT leaders are under increasing pressure to deliver solutions fast. But many CIOs are finding the steps they’ve taken to iterate quickly aren’t enough to support increasing business demands.

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Seeking a new gig? IT leader hiring rebounds, remotely

Recruitment of IT leaders has thawed since the pandemic first hit, as companies seek digital leaders who can help them adapt to shifting business dynamics. Here, recruiters offer tips for navigating the IT leadership hiring landscape....

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AI center of excellence: A new engine for driving business transformation

AI centers of excellence can accelerate AI adoption — and organization-wide transformation — by consolidating talent, standardizing platforms, spreading successes across business lines, and uncovering new revenue models.

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Secrets of successful digital innovation

The goal of any innovation effort is to deliver business value and competitive advantage. Two IT leaders share their secrets for meeting those measures.

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How low-code platforms are transforming software development

Drag-and-drop platforms enable developers to assemble applications without manual programming. Toyota, ConocoPhillips, and GlobalTranz are among those enterprises leveraging low-code to create business value.

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7 ways to effectively ensure IT-business alignment

Successful technology and business synchronization will never happen automatically. Here's how to get IT strategies and enterprise goals to mesh like clockwork.

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5 hot IT career trends — and 5 going cold

The growing IT skills gap, demand for hybrid roles, and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic are disrupting the traditional IT career path. The following heat map of career trends with help you cash in and avoid dead ends.

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5 compelling reasons why CIOs should pursue board seats now

Interested in serving on a board? Don’t wait for retirement.

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The hidden costs of outsourcing

Calculating the total cost of IT services has always been a challenge, but the changing nature of IT coupled with unexpected expenses revealed during the COVID-19 crisis could leave your organization exposed to even more surprises...

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Mobile’s new frontier: The front line of business

Workers who don’t work at a desk are finally starting to see mobile technology become standard tools to improve their work — and business results — as CIOs focus more outside the office.

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6 challenges of agile at scale for ERP

Overcoming these challenges are key to using agile for an ERP implementation. It's well worth the effort.

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7 barriers to innovation worth breaking

Conventional cultures produce conventional results. To truly innovate, you have to rethink how you incentivize risk, respond to requests, and make resources available for experimentation.

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