Mary K. Pratt

Contributing Writer

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

How an IT department created a whole new tech company

Does digital transformation ever end?

Does digital transformation ever end?

The digital journey may be rife with timelines and launch dates, but the overall goal is much loftier: To develop an organization that is more responsive to change — not as an event but as an ongoing reality.

10 ways to influence IT purchases when you don’t control the spend

10 ways to influence IT purchases when you don’t control the spend

Business line leaders control bigger and bigger amounts of enterprise technology spend, but CIOs should aim to impact those budget decisions.

6 ways to optimize your innovation spend

6 ways to optimize your innovation spend

Innovation is key to organizational growth. Yet most companies shortchange innovation initiatives when it comes to IT budgeting. Here’s how to stretch your R&D dollars.

Career ambitions: CIOs create new paths for leveling up

Career ambitions: CIOs create new paths for leveling up

The CIO post is increasingly seen as a stepping stone to other senior operational and excutive roles. So what does it take to move up in the C-suite today?

7 IT restructuring mistakes to avoid

7 IT restructuring mistakes to avoid

To tackle digital initiatives, IT leaders are having to rethink and reorganize how work gets done. But driving change is about much more than just overhauling org charts and business processes.

20 IT resolutions for 2020

20 IT resolutions for 2020

The new decade finds technology changing faster than ever. IT leaders must balance a wide array of priorities in developing a strategic agenda that can keep up.

Winning the war for cybersecurity talent

Winning the war for cybersecurity talent

Security leaders say they expect demand for talent to outstrip supply for at least the next several years. Your task: develop staffing plans that recognize that reality.

Recession-proof IT: How to survive and thrive through any economy

Recession-proof IT: How to survive and thrive through any economy

Leading authorities advise CIOs to have plans in place in advance of a possible downturn — and the best approaches and strategies are highly beneficial in good economic times as well.

Keys to a successful flexible IT staffing strategy

Keys to a successful flexible IT staffing strategy

With specialized skills in short supply, CIOs are increasingly turning to contingent workers to supplement in-house talent. Here’s how to ensure your workforce mix is on target and productive.

9 pitfalls to scaling innovation from pilot to production

9 pitfalls to scaling innovation from pilot to production

From a lack of a handoff plan to a failure to loop in business users at the right time, innovative projects all too often stall when pushed out into the real world. Here’s how to do it right.

The chief data officer: The CIO’s newest ally

The chief data officer: The CIO’s newest ally

As organizations shift to data-driven strategies, the CDO role is rising. But to succeed as an entity, the CIO and CDO must work in concert — with clear delineations in responsibilities.

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