Mary K. Pratt

Contributing Writer

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

Career ambitions: CIOs create new paths for leveling up

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.

What is business intelligence? Transforming data into business insights

What is business intelligence? Transforming data into business insights

Business intelligence (BI) leverages software and services to transform data into actionable insights that inform an organization’s business decisions.

Redesigning business processes for digital success

Redesigning business processes for digital success

CIOs find themselves in a unique position to re-imagine how their organizations operate in this digital age. Here’s how to develop a vision for business process reengineering and deliver.

10 change management mistakes to avoid

10 change management mistakes to avoid

Poor change management can be a transformation killer. Here’s how change initiatives can and do fail, and what can be done to course-correct.

10 IT modernization mistakes to avoid

10 IT modernization mistakes to avoid

Modernizing IT takes more than just replacing old tech with newer models. It requires a nuanced strategy that considers business needs and objectives alongside technical capabilities.

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