Mary K. Pratt

Mary K. Pratt

Contributing writer

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

Articles by Mary K. Pratt

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
IT leaders rethink the people part of business continuity
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IT leaders rethink the people part of business continuity

In an era of increasingly dispersed workforces, CIOs are grappling with how to help IT staff in peril — and keep the business moving forward when events disrupt employees’ ability to work.
June 20, 2022
The 10 biggest issues IT faces today
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The 10 biggest issues IT faces today

Economic, market, and worldwide turbulence continue to reshape the CIO agenda as priorities shift mid-year.
June 13, 2022
10 ways inflation will impact IT
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10 ways inflation will impact IT

As inflation rises across the globe, CIOs are strategizing ways to navigate rising prices for IT supplies, services, and talent by rethinking IT portfolios, reprioritizing IT spend, and honing business efficiencies.
June 6, 2022
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