Esther Shein

Contributing Writer

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.

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.

How to break the CIO mold — and become a business leader

How to break the CIO mold — and become a business leader

CIO, reinvent thyself: Here’s how forward-thinking tech leaders are shedding the back-office order-taker role to become bona fide digital business leaders.

Winning the war for AI talent

Winning the war for AI talent

With tech giants soaking up all available talent, enterprises are scrambling to staff up for an AI-fueled future by partnering with universities and grooming talent from within.

7 digital transformation myths

7 digital transformation myths

A successful digital transformation can deliver significant rewards. But these common misconceptions can undermine your company’s ability to achieve desired results.

7 secrets for getting digital transformation right

7 secrets for getting digital transformation right

A technology-first approach to digital transformation is a recipe for disaster. Start instead by overhauling your organization with a customer-centric end goal in mind.

Digital transformation: Your career at a crossroads

Digital transformation: Your career at a crossroads

IT leaders find themselves in need of new skills and strategies, thanks to digital transformation. Here’s how to keep ahead of the curve before digital disruption curtails your career aspirations.

Cloud ERP: The rising alternative to hosting your own

Cloud ERP: The rising alternative to hosting your own

CIOs faced with brittle on-premises ERP systems and the desire to free up valuable IT resources are increasingly looking to the cloud as a reliable, scalable solution for their ERP needs.

Hidden cloud migration gotchas — and how to avoid them

Hidden cloud migration gotchas — and how to avoid them

From a lack of visibility into infrastructure to licensing and governance issues, frustrating surprises await your migration to the cloud. Here’s a real-world look at how traditional companies are navigating the cloud’s...

Expert tips for managing your cloud data

Expert tips for managing your cloud data

Yes, security is important, but so are networking, governance, data formatting and other technical issues.

Global IT challenges: Privacy, standardization, transformation top the list

Global IT challenges: Privacy, standardization, transformation top the list

In days gone by, global tech rollouts used to give IT practitioners the jitters because of scale and complexity. These days, new challenges are keeping IT leaders up at night.

Macs dent the enterprise, but not by much

Macs dent the enterprise, but not by much

PCs are still the preferred platform in many organizations, for cost and integration issues, but Macs have carved out a strong niche.

Cloud, virtualization take toll on data centers

Cloud, virtualization take toll on data centers

More and more businesses are opting out of the data-center game, choosing instead to go with cloud or colocation. Find out why outsourcing may or may not be right for your organization, along with advice on how best to manage the...

Growing into an IT project management job

Growing into an IT project management job

Many people find it's a good match for skills they already have. Formal training usually comes later, if at all.

Modernizing enterprise apps for the mobile world

Modernizing enterprise apps for the mobile world

Today's workers expect to be able to use their mobile devices to do their jobs, and companies are obliging, offering extensions to enterprise applications with interfaces that adapt to smaller screen sizes, thanks to responsive...

Decisions, Decisions: Choices Abound as Data Center Architecture Options Expand

Decisions, Decisions: Choices Abound as Data Center Architecture Options Expand

Cloud, colocation, modular, outsourcing, virtualization and more efficient servers are all vying for your attention as you modernize your infrastructure. Sorting through all the options isn't easy, but here's how some IT managers are...

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