Mary K. Pratt

Mary K. Pratt

Contributing writer

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

Articles by Mary K. Pratt

CIOs sharpen tech strategies to support hybrid work
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CIOs sharpen tech strategies to support hybrid work

Technology investments and process updates are proving key to delivering the seamless, productive, and equitable experiences employees expect from hybrid working environments.
January 24, 2023
The 7 new rules of IT leadership
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The 7 new rules of IT leadership

The technology landscape is rapidly evolving — so too is the way IT chiefs should lead their organizations. Here’s which old rules of IT leadership are no longer relevant and what has replaced them.
January 17, 2023
10 IT resolutions for 2023
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10 IT resolutions for 2023

IT leaders have big objectives for the upcoming year, from driving their organization’s missions to delivering continuous improvement.
January 3, 2023
IT leaders’ top 12 takeaways from 2022
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IT leaders’ top 12 takeaways from 2022

CIOs share insights on the lessons they’ve learned this year about the pace of business transformation, implementing value-oriented IT initiatives, and the benefits of a thriving workplace culture.
December 19, 2022
5 ways to avoid IT purchasing regrets
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5 ways to avoid IT purchasing regrets

Over half of organizations have experienced a high degree of regret over tech purchases made in the past two years. Here’s how to ensure your IT investments pay off.
November 28, 2022
IT leaders take charge of customer experience
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IT leaders take charge of customer experience

With customer experience (CX) a central tenet for successful digital transformation, IT leaders are evolving their organization’s CX capabilities to deliver impressive results.
November 21, 2022
The rise of the revenue-generating CIO
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The rise of the revenue-generating CIO

IT leaders are increasingly looked to as C-suite entrepreneurs capable of contributing solutions aimed at top-line growth. Here’s how revenue-centric CIOs are getting it done.
October 24, 2022
24 mistakes that make hiring IT talent harder
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24 mistakes that make hiring IT talent harder

From failing to align hiring with business objectives to insisting on brand-name experiences, IT leaders too often put their organizations at a disadvantage in today’s tight talent market.
October 18, 2022
12 things every CIO must get done in year one
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12 things every CIO must get done in year one

The honeymoon phase for new CIOs is short. From listening tours to establishing an ally on the board, here’s how to set the stage for long-term success.
October 12, 2022
What IT will look like in 2025
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What IT will look like in 2025

Forward-thinking CIOs are mapping out three-year plans that anticipate newly mainstreamed tech, blended teams, democratized IT, and more emphasis on integration, orchestration, and business results.
October 3, 2022
4 steps for proving IT’s value to the business
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4 steps for proving IT’s value to the business

CIOs have long struggled to effectively demonstrate the value of IT to their business colleagues. Now more than ever, it’s imperative that IT leaders learn how to do so.
September 26, 2022
The 6 most overhyped technologies in IT
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The 6 most overhyped technologies in IT

IT leaders are not immune to infatuation with the promise of emerging tech. Here, CIOs share which technologies they believe are primed to underdeliver, offering advice on right-sizing expectations for each one.
August 22, 2022
CIO 100 US: 10 award-winning manufacturing IT projects
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CIO 100 US: 10 award-winning manufacturing IT projects

Manufacturers are bridging the IT/OT divide with digital transformations that provide predictive maintenance, improved customer experiences, data-driven decision-making, and smarter supply chain operations.
August 17, 2022
7 tips for improving IT resilience in the digital era
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7 tips for improving IT resilience in the digital era

In today’s IT world, resiliency means having the ability to deal with disruption without business interruption — all while delivering the experience users have come to expect from their tech.
July 11, 2022