Beth Stackpole

Contributing Writer

Beth Stackpole is a veteran reporter who has covered the intersection of business and technology issues for more than 20 years.

Empowering a Remote Workforce with Process Automation

The CIO’s next key role: Change agent

The CIO’s next key role: Change agent

For today’s IT leaders, change management is more than technical. It’s about spearheading cultural transformation at every level of the business.

Customer-focused IT: A key CIO imperative, post-COVID

Customer-focused IT: A key CIO imperative, post-COVID

The pandemic has amplified the need to reach customers through digital channels. Here’s how IT leaders in nearly every industry are responding.

Maximizing the Impact of Data Analytics

Maximizing the Impact of Data Analytics

Analytics-led decision making can boost productivity and innovation and reduce security risks and fraud. Yet enterprises will be hard pressed to reap business benefits without a proper game plan for operationalization.

Operationalizing Analytics is the Right Path to Value

Operationalizing Analytics is the Right Path to Value

Without a serious effort, organizations may find their investments in data and analytics fall well short of expectations – and ROI.

CIOs look to capitalize on the COVID spotlight

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.

Black IT leaders: The challenging path to the top

Black IT leaders: The challenging path to the top

For Black IT professionals, the path to leadership remains fraught with systemic racial issues and few outlets for support. Here, Black IT leaders shed light on their experiences and share advice for change.

Lessons in IT resiliency for the COVID-19 era

Lessons in IT resiliency for the COVID-19 era

Rapid response to disruptions caused by the pandemic will lead to better continuity plans going forward, participants in an #IDGTECHtalk Twitter chat said.

Rethinking IT strategy post-COVID-19

Rethinking IT strategy post-COVID-19

After a herculean effort to enable remote work at scale, IT organizations are ramping up innovation efforts to address the challenges and create new opportunities for doing business in a post-pandemic world.

The new CIO charter

The new CIO charter

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

Gender gapped: The state of gender diversity in IT

Gender gapped: The state of gender diversity in IT

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.

Good tech talent is still hard to find (how to bridge the gap)

Good tech talent is still hard to find (how to bridge the gap)

Companies have big plans for digital transformation, but the lack of skilled IT talent remains an obstacle. Here’s how to cope.

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