Sarah K. White

Senior Writer

Sarah White is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT governance, hiring & staffing, and IT jobs.

5 tips for leading IT from home

5 tips for leading IT from home

Leadership is being redefined in quarantine as IT executives find themselves overseeing IT operations from home. Here’s how to lead your department from a distance.

Business process mapping: A framework for visualizing internal processes

Business process mapping: A framework for visualizing internal processes

After nearly 100 years, business process mapping is still helping organizations visualize internal processes for everything from employee onboarding to IT hardware and software.

What is an enterprise architect? A vital role for IT operations

What is an enterprise architect? A vital role for IT operations

Enterprise architects are key in establishing an organization’s IT infrastructure and maintaining and updating IT hardware, software and services to ensure it supports established enterprise goals.

What is value stream mapping? A lean technique for improving business processes

What is value stream mapping? A lean technique for improving business processes

VSM is a lean management technique that helps businesses eliminate process redundancies and waste by finding ways to improve current lean and agile business processes.

Free online tech courses to boost your skills as you quarantine

Free online tech courses to boost your skills as you quarantine

Looking to brush up on your tech skills while in quarantine? These 10 free online tech education outlets can help you advance your IT skills during the COVID-19 crisis.

What is the Zachman Framework? A matrix for managing enterprise architecture

What is the Zachman Framework? A matrix for managing enterprise architecture

The Zachman Framework uses a 36-column matrix to help organize your company’s enterprise architecture and lend insight into your organization’s IT assets.

What is a design sprint? A 5-day plan for improving products and services

What is a design sprint? A 5-day plan for improving products and services

Developed at Google, design sprints are a quick, step-by-step way to evaluate and test products and services prior to launch, while also mitigating risks.

10 board readiness training programs for directors and executives

10 board readiness training programs for directors and executives

Whether you’re new to the board, a seasoned veteran or just aspire to be on a corporate board, these 10 board readiness training programs will get you prepared for the job.

What is human-centered design? A product framework that embraces empathy

What is human-centered design? A product framework that embraces empathy

HCD is a design framework centered around end-user desires and needs. Implementing it can help your company design and deliver high-quality products and customer experiences.

What is design thinking? An agile method for innovation

What is design thinking? An agile method for innovation

Design thinking eschews traditional development processes in favor of an agile, flexible method for developing products and services with a unique focus on the customer.

Top 13 enterprise architecture tools for 2020

Top 13 enterprise architecture tools for 2020

These popular and emerging EA tools offer businesses everything they need to support enterprise architecture and digital transformation.

Top 14 ITSM tools for 2020

Top 14 ITSM tools for 2020

Finding the right IT service management tool for your business needs can be challenging. Here’s a breakdown of 14 of the best and most popular ITSM services to help you decide.

Women in tech statistics: The hard truths of an uphill battle

Women in tech statistics: The hard truths of an uphill battle

Despite national conversations about gender diversity in tech, women are still underrepresented, underpaid and often discriminated against in the tech industry, numbers show.

The 10 most in-demand tech jobs for 2020 — and how to hire for them

The 10 most in-demand tech jobs for 2020 — and how to hire for them

From data scientists to developers to engineers, the battle for the best IT talent wages. Here’s what to look for (and what to offer) when hiring for the 10 most in-demand jobs for 2020.

7 IT salary and hiring trends for 2020

7 IT salary and hiring trends for 2020

The IT industry continues to face a talent shortage, but businesses are getting creative to fill the necessary skills gaps for successful digital transformation.

10 tips for writing better IT resumes

10 tips for writing better IT resumes

A well-honed resume is your key to landing that coveting IT position. Here’s how to ensure your skills and experience shine.

What is a technology roadmap? A plan for managing digital transformation

What is a technology roadmap? A plan for managing digital transformation

With technology comes constant change — and that’s why it is more important than ever to have a solid technology roadmap to help plan for your company’s future.

12 awards that recognize women in tech

12 awards that recognize women in tech

These 12 awards recognize hard-working women who promote diversity and inclusion and who inspire other women to grow their careers in tech.

CDO resumes: 4 tips for landing a chief data officer role

CDO resumes: 4 tips for landing a chief data officer role

Chief data officers are on the rise as businesses embrace data-driven strategies. But you’ll want to follow these four tips to write the perfect CDO resume to get the job.

16 organizations for women in tech

16 organizations for women in tech

Women remain underrepresented in the tech industry. These 16 organizations are working to support women and close the diversity gap in tech.

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