Esther Shein

Esther Shein

Contributing writer

Esther Shein is a journalist with extensive experience writing and editing for both print and the web with a focus on business and technology as well as education and general interest features.

Articles by Esther Shein

8 ‘future of work’ mistakes IT leaders must avoid
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8 ‘future of work’ mistakes IT leaders must avoid

The hybrid workforce is one of several trends reshaping how work gets done, now and in the future. To facilitate a productive, innovative future, CIOs must heed these common missteps.
January 18, 2023
8 reasons why digital transformations fail
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8 reasons why digital transformations fail

Lack of vision, leadership support, and long-term commitment are just a few of the ways that digital transformation journeys take wrong turns or fizzle out.
November 14, 2022
CIOs sharpen their mainframe exit strategies
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CIOs sharpen their mainframe exit strategies

With skillsets aging, costs accruing, and ends-of-life looming, CIOs are getting serious about divesting their big iron estates, with some opting for the steep journey to the cloud.
October 10, 2022
7 traits of digital-savvy CIOs
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7 traits of digital-savvy CIOs

Just as employees are upskilling in the latest tech, so too should CIOs, whose ongoing digital skills acquisition can greatly impact their organizations and their careers.
August 8, 2022
CIOs look to foster innovative IT cultures, post-COVID
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CIOs look to foster innovative IT cultures, post-COVID

Coming out of the pandemic, CIOs are placing a greater emphasis on innovation by re-engineering IT cultures for sustained creativity and expanding on breakthrough pandemic solutions.
May 11, 2022
7 secrets of successful digital transformations
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7 secrets of successful digital transformations

Getting digital right requires more than executive buy-in and financial commitment. It requires a nuanced approach to strategy, implementation, and collaboration.
April 18, 2022
CIOs get strategic about IT talent retention
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CIOs get strategic about IT talent retention

With talent retention becoming increasingly essential, CIOs are rethinking their approaches to leadership, IT culture, team communication, and the value of work.
March 14, 2022
CIOs make the leap to business leadership
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CIOs make the leap to business leadership

As lines between business and IT blur, IT leaders are contemplating careers beyond IT, taking on hybrid business-IT roles or making the full-on move to business leader.
February 7, 2022
How to build a resilient IT culture
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How to build a resilient IT culture

The pandemic has underscored the importance of thriving through hardship and uncertainty. IT leaders discuss how they’re adjusting their leadership practices to help foster this key IT trait for the long haul.
September 8, 2020