COVID-19

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7 IT leadership lessons learned from COVID-19

IT leaders from HP, McAfee, Johnson Controls, and other enterprises reflect on what they learned after leading teams through a full year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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4 ways to turn COVID quick fixes into permanent business value

Organizational changes undertaken to survive the pandemic hold promise for ensuring businesses thrive in the years to come — if those shifts are made permanent fixtures of CIO strategies.

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RPA to the rescue during the pandemic? Not in Asia, it turns out

Robotic process automation has been touted as a fast way to enable distributed workforces, increase operational efficiency, and lower costs. But Asia-Pacific CIOs have not jumped on this bandwagon.

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7 ways COVID-19 has changed IT forever

Things will never be the same. Here’s a look at what IT will look like as the COVID-19 threat recedes.

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16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

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12 IT budget tricks to reduce costs post-COVID

The pandemic has seen more weight thrust on IT’s shoulders, but often not the bump in budget to support it. Here are a dozen tips on trimming costs in response to strategic shifts in the wake of COVID-19.

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Pivoting in a pandemic: How Embed shifted tech gears to survive

Andy Welsh faced a new type of challenge as CTO in 2020: innovating out of scope in an entertainment season best remembered for endless uncertainty in a year that almost got cancelled.

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Digital CX: The key to thriving through the pandemic

IT leaders have undertaken a variety of digital initiatives to improve customer experience (CX) throughout the pandemic. Here CIOs discuss their efforts to bolster their corporate brands.

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How IT outsourcing is changing in Southeast Asia

There’s more competition from local providers and from the cloud, at a time when the pandemic has made resiliency and digital transformation even more important.

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CIOs reshape IT culture in wake of pandemic

IT leaders are leaning on lessons learned from the pandemic to redefine IT cultures and refine IT strategies as they move toward a new year of uncertainty.

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CIOs look to capitalize on the COVID spotlight

The pandemic has propelled CIOs to center stage, winning accolades for their transformative efforts. The next act is all about making sure this is a permanent role, not a cameo performance.

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Hiring in the age of COVID: Key lessons learned

Almost two-thirds of companies now interview, hire and onboard entirely remotely — and it’s yielding some positive results. IT leaders who are hiring aggressively lend insights into the new paradigm.

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9 tips for managing the mental health of your IT teams

Managing mental health has become a necessary burden for IT leaders during the pandemic. The following tips may help reduce burnout and get employees the help they need.

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CIOs embrace remote recruitment to land new gigs

New CIOs of Okta and Quick Base discuss their recruitment experience and offer tips for IT leaders open to or actively seeking new roles during the pandemic.

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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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Exclusive survey: How IT is recovering from the COVID-19 crisis

IT leaders’ initial responses to COVID-19 helped keep many businesses open — now the emphasis is on thriving, not just surviving.

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A 10-point plan for addressing WFH cybersecurity challenges

Back in early Spring, ensuring users could access the necessary applications securely from home was priority No. 1. Now, 3-4 months later, work from home looks like it's here to stay … for a while, at least. Here's your to-do list for...

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The pandemic pivot: IT leaders innovate on the fly

Already accustomed to moving quickly, CIOs are testing and scrapping new solutions to accommodate customers. Their work could provide blueprints for future innovation.

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