Esther Shein

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Esther Shein is a journalist with extensive experience writing and editing for both print and the web with a focus on business and technology as well as education and general interest features.

Top career tips for aspiring CIOs

Make way for the new CIO: The chief innovation officer

Make way for the new CIO: The chief innovation officer

The chief innovation officer role has increased in visibility, thanks to digital transformations, which often include the two flavors of CIO working in tandem.

The rise of the chief digital officer

The rise of the chief digital officer

As digital transformations become increasingly customer-centric, organizations are looking for leaders to drive change with the customer in mind. Enter the CDO.

4 hot digital transformation trends — and 4 going cold

4 hot digital transformation trends — and 4 going cold

Now considered essential to business success, digital transformations are redefining the business-IT relationship, reshaping technology portfolios, and revolutionizing how work gets done.

Filling the digital transformation skills gap

Filling the digital transformation skills gap

Success in the digital era requires the right blend of business, IT and soft skills. IT leaders are rethinking their hiring and training strategies to truly transform.

XaaS: Making the shift to services-oriented IT

XaaS: Making the shift to services-oriented IT

IT orgs are increasingly turning to an ‘everything-as-a-service’ IT delivery model to streamline operations and free up resources for innovation.

6 secrets of customer-facing CIOs

6 secrets of customer-facing CIOs

The CIO role has dramatically shifted as organizations lean on IT to drive digital business initiatives.

How to create a culture of innovation

How to create a culture of innovation

Companies are increasingly looking to IT to develop new products and services. Here’s how to transform your IT organization into an innovation engine.

5 keys to reskilling IT for digital transformation

5 keys to reskilling IT for digital transformation

To truly transform, legacy staff must learn new skills in support of new technologies and business objectives. Here’s how to motivate and train for digital success.

15 ways to salvage a troubled digital transformation

15 ways to salvage a troubled digital transformation

Digital journeys are rife with hurdles and setbacks. From reorganizing the ranks to insisting on value, here’s how to reboot a digital initiative gone awry.

7 skills of successful digital leaders

7 skills of successful digital leaders

Effective digital transformation requires strong leadership. Here’s how to helm your company’s digital journey through considerable organizational change.

IT as a product: Rethinking IT service delivery

IT as a product: Rethinking IT service delivery

Digital transformation and a renewed emphasis on customer experience have CIOs seeking a more agile approach to delivering IT services.

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