Mary K. Pratt

Mary K. Pratt

Contributing writer

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

Articles by Mary K. Pratt

8 business concepts IT leaders should master
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8 business concepts IT leaders should master

CIOs must master critical business concepts to fulfill their new mandate of being business partners with their leadership peers. Here are the latest business terms and notions impacting IT.
May 10, 2022
Top 10 business needs driving IT spending today
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Top 10 business needs driving IT spending today

Security and efficiency directives are fueling a shift in IT spending toward foundational business requirements to position organizations for uncertain future.
May 4, 2022
CIOs increasingly tap contract IT as talent gap filler
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CIOs increasingly tap contract IT as talent gap filler

With the percentage of tech workers opting for independent work rising, CIOs are recalculating staffing mixes to lean more heavily on freelance and contract workers for hard-to-hire, high-demand skills.
April 19, 2022
15 most misused buzzwords in IT
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15 most misused buzzwords in IT

The tech industry is rife with overhyped jargon. Here IT leaders discuss buzzy terms all too often misapplied by vendors and colleagues alike.
April 12, 2022
Black CIO hopefuls look to level up
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Black CIO hopefuls look to level up

Today’s rising tech executives reflect a growing diversity in IT even as the profession has a ways to go in reflecting society.
March 15, 2022
Employee retention: 10 strategies for retaining top talent
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Employee retention: 10 strategies for retaining top talent

A comprehensive employee retention program is a key differentiator in tight talent markets. Here’s how to reduce employee turnover, retain top talent, and establish an engaged workforce.
March 12, 2022
HP Global CIO Ron Guerrier leads the charge for IT diversity
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HP Global CIO Ron Guerrier leads the charge for IT diversity

The son of Haitian immigrants, Guerrier has addressed barriers as learning opportunities in his rise to IT leadership and is now giving back with DEI programs and policies aimed at helping marginalized IT professionals thrive.
February 24, 2022