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

Perfect strangers: How CIOs and CISOs can get along
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Perfect strangers: How CIOs and CISOs can get along

The rise of security as a strategic imperative has altered the relationship between IT and infosec leaders. Here’s how CIOs and CISOs can become better partners.
December 16, 2020
CIOs rise to the new revenue challenge
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CIOs rise to the new revenue challenge

The pandemic has accelerated the need for CIOs to pitch in on the bottom line. Here’s how tech execs are transforming into more revenue-focused IT leaders.
October 19, 2020
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
The art (and science) of the IT project pivot
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The art (and science) of the IT project pivot

Shifting business needs and faltering progress are just a few reasons why an IT project needs course-correction. Here’s how to recognize the signs and make difficult changes for the good.
July 8, 2020
Real-world tips for ensuring digital ROI
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Real-world tips for ensuring digital ROI

Digital transformations are struggling to produce value, delivering less profit than expected, thanks to several pitfalls unique to the digital journey and an inability to pivot midstride.
April 6, 2020
Top career tips for aspiring CIOs
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Top career tips for aspiring CIOs

CIOs share hard-earned lessons and time-honored advice to those seeking top technology leadership roles.
November 18, 2019
The rise of the chief digital officer
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The rise of the chief digital officer

As digital transformations become increasingly customer-centric, organizations are looking for leaders to drive change with the customer in mind. Enter the CDO.
September 3, 2019
Filling the digital transformation skills gap
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Filling the digital transformation skills gap

Success in the digital era requires the right blend of business, IT and soft skills. IT leaders are rethinking their hiring and training strategies to truly transform.
May 8, 2019
XaaS: Making the shift to services-oriented IT
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XaaS: Making the shift to services-oriented IT

IT orgs are increasingly turning to an ‘everything-as-a-service’ IT delivery model to streamline operations and free up resources for innovation.
March 25, 2019
6 secrets of customer-facing CIOs
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6 secrets of customer-facing CIOs

The CIO role has dramatically shifted as organizations lean on IT to drive digital business initiatives.
February 11, 2019
5 keys to reskilling IT for digital transformation
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5 keys to reskilling IT for digital transformation

To truly transform, legacy staff must learn new skills in support of new technologies and business objectives. Here’s how to motivate and train for digital success.
November 5, 2018
7 skills of successful digital leaders
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7 skills of successful digital leaders

Effective digital transformation requires strong leadership. Here’s how to helm your company’s digital journey through considerable organizational change.
August 20, 2018
Winning the war for AI talent
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Winning the war for AI talent

With tech giants soaking up all available talent, enterprises are scrambling to staff up for an AI-fueled future by partnering with universities and grooming talent from within.
February 6, 2018
7 digital transformation myths
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7 digital transformation myths

A successful digital transformation can deliver significant rewards. But these common misconceptions can undermine your company’s ability to achieve desired results.
December 6, 2017
7 secrets for getting digital transformation right
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7 secrets for getting digital transformation right

A technology-first approach to digital transformation is a recipe for disaster. Start instead by overhauling your organization with a customer-centric end goal in mind.
November 6, 2017
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Digital transformation: Your career at a crossroads

IT leaders find themselves in need of new skills and strategies, thanks to digital transformation. Here’s how to keep ahead of the curve before digital disruption curtails your career aspirations.
October 2, 2017
Cloud ERP: The rising alternative to hosting your own
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Cloud ERP: The rising alternative to hosting your own

CIOs faced with brittle on-premises ERP systems and the desire to free up valuable IT resources are increasingly looking to the cloud as a reliable, scalable solution for their ERP needs.
September 6, 2017
Hidden cloud migration gotchas — and how to avoid them
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Hidden cloud migration gotchas — and how to avoid them

From a lack of visibility into infrastructure to licensing and governance issues, frustrating surprises await your migration to the cloud. Here’s a real-world look at how traditional companies are navigating the cloud’s less-documented challenges.
June 26, 2017