Mary K. Pratt

Contributing Writer

Mary K. Pratt is a freelance writer based in Massachusetts.

Rethinking IT governance for agility and innovation

Changing the equation on LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion

Changing the equation on LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion

LGBTQ+ tech advocates show the key role CIOs can play in catalyzing the change necessary in business practices and technology design to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society.

Redefining IT risk in post-pandemic world

Redefining IT risk in post-pandemic world

With technology ever more critical to enterprise success and survival, IT leaders are taking a larger, more strategic role in assessing business challenges and opportunities.

Cloud or bust: IT leaders go all in on cloud computing

Cloud or bust: IT leaders go all in on cloud computing

A growing number of CIOs are committing most if not all of IT to the cloud to improve security, flexibility, and agility — and to free up teams to focus on innovation and enhancing IT services.

IT leaders re-evaluate skillsets for the long haul

IT leaders re-evaluate skillsets for the long haul

CIOs are meeting talent shortages and transforming tech agendas head on by assessing staff skills and developing roadmaps for obtaining the know-how necessary for long-term success.

The gender pay gap: An IT issue that must get fixed

The gender pay gap: An IT issue that must get fixed

A growing understanding of the importance of diverse teams has brought renewed urgency to addressing one of IT’s most persistent problems: gender pay inequity.

10 tips for fostering a culture of continuous learning

10 tips for fostering a culture of continuous learning

To create and maintain an adaptable, dynamic organization that thrives in ever-changing conditions, IT leaders must encourage staff to continually acquire new skills and embrace new mindsets.

Why IT projects still fail

Why IT projects still fail

Despite strategic alignment among IT and business leaders, technical and transformational initiatives still fall flat at an alarming rate. Here’s how IT can learn from its mistakes.

7 tips for selling the C-suite on IT investments

7 tips for selling the C-suite on IT investments

Salesmanship is a key skill in getting buy-in for IT spend. Here’s how to rally support for IT projects by crafting sales pitches that put busines benefits — not the technology itself — front and center.

Tech takes on its racist terminology

Tech takes on its racist terminology

MongoDB colleagues Garaudy Etienne and Marcus Eagan are among a growing wave of IT pros leading the difficult work of eradicating racist language such as ‘master/slave’ from tech tools and open-source projects.

10 IT budgeting mistakes to avoid

10 IT budgeting mistakes to avoid

Cost savings remains a huge area of focus for IT leaders, who have a ways to go before they master the complex task of building a great IT budget.

9 IT resolutions for 2021

9 IT resolutions for 2021

IT leaders share their visions on how they hope to transform their teams, their organizations, and themselves in the new year.

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