Beth Stackpole

Beth Stackpole

Contributing writer

Beth Stackpole is a veteran reporter who has covered the intersection of business and technology issues for more than 20 years.

Articles by Beth Stackpole

IT leaders uplift women to fill tech talent gaps
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IT leaders uplift women to fill tech talent gaps

As the IT talent gap looms large, companies need to think outside the box to recruit and retain a strong female bench for key areas such as cybersecurity and software engineering.
July 20, 2022
IT leaders take on pandemic tech debt
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IT leaders take on pandemic tech debt

The past two years have seen CIOs accelerating digital initiatives as a matter of business survival. Now, those services are being reassessed for long-term value, as CIOs finally get serious about ensuring technical debt is no longer a drag.
May 23, 2022
Business leaders take aim at the CIO role
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Business leaders take aim at the CIO role

As the top technology spot becomes more strategic, tech-savvy business leaders are stepping into the ring, giving traditional IT up-and-comers a run for the CIO role.
January 24, 2022
CIOs blaze new career pathways at the top
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CIOs blaze new career pathways at the top

Basking in the afterglow of their touted pandemic response, IT leaders are charting new and non-traditional career growth by embracing roles that capitalize on their business-savvy skills.
November 15, 2021
Experts Weigh In on Data-First Modernization
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Experts Weigh In on Data-First Modernization

Although there’s little question that data is well positioned as a corporate asset, most companies haven’t yet figured out how to measure and monetize its value, say experts and influencers. rnrnMost companies recognize the potential for data insights to improve customer experience, better direct marketing strategies, create new products and services, and optimize operations, among myriad compelling use cases. “If you need outsiders to tell you your data is valuable, you’re living in the wrong century,” says Wayne Sadin, an independent advisor and former CIO/CTO/CDO. rnrnData is even more valuable during this pandemic period, when economies are volatile, markets are uncertain, and businesses face unprecedented challenges that underscore the need for intelligent insights to guide strategic decision-making. “The pandemic has already accelerated many organizations’ digital transformation programs, and in many cases, data has emerged as an invaluable component of the successes of the modern-day enterprise,” notes Sridhar Iyengar, managing director at Zoho. “Those businesses which are not already leaning on data insights risk being left behind.”rn
September 28, 2021
Hispanic IT leaders pioneer new paths to the top
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Hispanic IT leaders pioneer new paths to the top

Despite increased focus on diversity in today’s IT, Hispanics are still grappling with how to stand out, yet blend in, in what remains a white male-dominated IT culture.
September 15, 2021
IT navigates the ‘Great Resignation’
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IT navigates the ‘Great Resignation’

With the pandemic causing many to reevaluate lives and career, IT organizations must embrace creative work models and source from new venues to stem an escalating talent crunch.
August 23, 2021
The CIO’s next key role: Change agent
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The CIO’s next key role: Change agent

For today’s IT leaders, change management is more than technical. It’s about spearheading cultural transformation at every level of the business.
January 11, 2021
CIOs look to capitalize on the COVID spotlight
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CIOs look to capitalize on the COVID spotlight

The pandemic has propelled CIOs to center stage, winning accolades for their transformative efforts. The next act is all about making sure this is a permanent role, not a cameo performance.
November 9, 2020
Black IT leaders: The challenging path to the top
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Black IT leaders: The challenging path to the top

For Black IT professionals, the path to leadership remains fraught with systemic racial issues and few outlets for support. Here, Black IT leaders shed light on their experiences and share advice for change.
July 27, 2020
Lessons in IT resiliency for the COVID-19 era
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Lessons in IT resiliency for the COVID-19 era

Rapid response to disruptions caused by the pandemic will lead to better continuity plans going forward, participants in an #IDGTECHtalk Twitter chat said.
July 10, 2020
Rethinking IT strategy post-COVID-19
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Rethinking IT strategy post-COVID-19

After a herculean effort to enable remote work at scale, IT organizations are ramping up innovation efforts to address the challenges and create new opportunities for doing business in a post-pandemic world.
June 22, 2020
The new CIO charter
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The new CIO charter

CIOs’ expanding management and revenue-generation responsibilities are cementing their roles as business leaders. Traditional technologists need not apply.
June 17, 2020
Gender gapped: The state of gender diversity in IT
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Gender gapped: The state of gender diversity in IT

The tech sector has made strides attracting more women and inching closer to equal pay. But a glaring disconnect remains in how men and women view gender diversity progress in IT.
April 7, 2020