Mary K. Pratt

Contributing Writer

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

What it takes to be a true transformational CIO

6 soft skills IT needs to succeed in the digital era

6 soft skills IT needs to succeed in the digital era

When it comes to transformation, tech expertise goes only so far. IT leaders must look for and develop traits not traditionally required for technologists in order to succeed in the years ahead.

6 practices of influential IT leaders

6 practices of influential IT leaders

In an era of continual business transformation, influence is a key leadership skill to lean on —one that must be developed and honed for success.

Moving agile beyond IT: The secret to successful software delivery

Moving agile beyond IT: The secret to successful software delivery

Creating an agile enterprise requires more than just implementing agile methodologies within IT. CIOs must spread the gospel to encourage participation from IT’s business colleagues.

How to build the next generation of IT leaders

How to build the next generation of IT leaders

Forward-thinking CIOs are setting up their organizations for sustained success by anticipating, articulating and developing the skills IT will need at the top in the years ahead.

8 secrets of effective change leaders

8 secrets of effective change leaders

Change doesn’t come easy. Here’s how transformational leaders inspire their organizations to take on new ways of thinking and working in the digital era.

What is a business analyst? A key role for business-IT efficiency

What is a business analyst? A key role for business-IT efficiency

Business analyst help guide businesses in improving processes, products, services and software through data analysis. These agile workers straddle the line between IT and the business to help bridge the gap and improve efficiency.

6 secrets of revenue-generating CIOs

6 secrets of revenue-generating CIOs

Business-minded CIOs are overhauling their strategies and workplace cultures to transform IT into a profit center.

The future of manufacturing is digital

The future of manufacturing is digital

Forward-thinking manufacturers are moving beyond building great products, undertaking wide-ranging digital transformations to deliver new services and enhanced customer experiences.

Why data analytics initiatives still fail

Why data analytics initiatives still fail

Strong data analytics is a digital business imperative — and it all begins with smart data governance practices and an emphasis on quality and context.

Future-proof your IT career with these critical skills

Future-proof your IT career with these critical skills

In the era of digital transformation, IT pros must adjust to a rapidly shifting technology and business landscape. Here’s a long-term look at where to aim your career in the years ahead.

6 expert budgeting tips for IT leaders

6 expert budgeting tips for IT leaders

IT budgets must not only reflect short-term strategic plans but also drive innovation. Here’s how to ensure you’re delivering tactical IT and services that produce true digital transformation.

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