Stephanie Overby

Contributing writer

Stephanie Overby is a regular contributor to CIO.com.

Articles by Stephanie Overby

7 ways CIOs can curb costs before recession hits
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7 ways CIOs can curb costs before recession hits

With CEOs anticipating recession, IT leaders need to take proactive steps by reassessing contracts, tech portfolios, projects lists, and job postings before CFOs come for their budgets.
August 2, 2022
How to get on a board of directors: 10 tips for CIOs
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How to get on a board of directors: 10 tips for CIOs

IT leaders seeking board opportunities need to network, raise their profile, nurture their relationships, and pursue their passion to land the right board roles where they can have an impact.
July 25, 2022
12 tips for achieving IT agility in the digital era
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12 tips for achieving IT agility in the digital era

The pandemic has proved IT agility is an existential imperative. IT leaders versed with agile transformation share tips for speeding up IT’s ability to create business value and navigate change.
June 15, 2022
Streamlining IT for agility
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Streamlining IT for agility

IT leaders share their experiences and advice for overhauling IT for speed, including cutting down on projects, shifting to product-based delivery, and spurring a cultural transformation.
May 25, 2022
Reskilling IT for digital success in a tight talent market
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Reskilling IT for digital success in a tight talent market

IT leaders are upskilling IT staff in sought-after skills to support organizational transformations — and to improve employee retention. Here, CIOs share training strategies and lessons learned.
May 9, 2022
Ukraine crisis puts global IT outsourcing on edge
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Ukraine crisis puts global IT outsourcing on edge

IT leaders with service contracts in the region are working quickly to minimize impacts on their partners and projects, while the industry at large braces for price hikes and talent crunches across the globe.
March 21, 2022
10 hard truths of change management
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10 hard truths of change management

For IT, change is constant — so too is the need to assess, address, and reinforce your organization’s ability to adapt and transform.
March 16, 2022
9 ways CIOs will fail to support hybrid work in 2022
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9 ways CIOs will fail to support hybrid work in 2022

The heroic work CIOs did in facilitating all-remote workplaces isn’t enough to tackle what’s next. Hybrid success requires the right investments, a new mindset, and widespread cultural changes.
January 31, 2022
How to win over your board of directors
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How to win over your board of directors

A 15-minute board presentation can make or break a promising career. Leaders offer CIOs advice meeting board needs and expectations and winning their lasting support and respect.
September 14, 2021
15 SLA mistakes IT leaders still make
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15 SLA mistakes IT leaders still make

From treating service-level agreements as a one-time exercise to failing to establish escape clauses, IT leaders should avoid these pitfalls when partnering with IT service and cloud partners to drive business value.
January 21, 2021
The hidden costs of outsourcing
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The hidden costs of outsourcing

Calculating the total cost of IT services has always been a challenge, but the changing nature of IT coupled with unexpected expenses revealed during the COVID-19 crisis could leave your organization exposed to even more surprises charges.
September 30, 2020
11 steps to insourcing success
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11 steps to insourcing success

Thinking about insourcing currently outsourced IT work to cut costs or make good on a long-term strategic plan? Here’s how to do it right.
June 25, 2020
6 tips for renegotiating service contracts
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6 tips for renegotiating service contracts

Tight times require a fresh look at existing contracts to see how costs can be curbed or new capabilities can be obtained — but a collaborative ‘win-win’ approach is your best bet.
April 24, 2020
10 ways coronavirus will impact your outsourcing strategy
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10 ways coronavirus will impact your outsourcing strategy

From business continuity challenges to pricing model modifications, the COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects on IT service delivery, as IT leaders adjust and prep for the new, new normal.
April 16, 2020
7 tips for improving IT-marketing collaboration
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7 tips for improving IT-marketing collaboration

A strong relationship between IT and marketing correlates with improved business growth. Here’s how to bury past frictions and build a better business-focused, cross-functional team.
October 22, 2019