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CIOs embrace business-led IT amid tech democratization

Shadow IT no more: CIOs are increasingly welcoming technologies built or bought by business lines, while providing governance and vendor management support.

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Summer 2021: Hybrid work hurdles

Welcome to the Summer 2021 digital issue of CIO. In these pages, you'll learn how CIOs are turning COVID quick fixes into lasting business value, what it takes to build a high-performance IT culture, and what to do when trust between...

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5 unpopular decisions every IT leader must make

Having to make difficult decisions may be the most challenging part of a CIO’s job. But from an organizational and career perspective, tough choices can be the most rewarding.

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The hard truth about business-IT alignment

Building effective IT 101: Forget what you’ve heard about aligning IT to the business. In the digital era, IT-business integration is the true key to organizational success.

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HP CISO seeks to transform cybersecurity

HP CISO Joanna Burkey sees a pivot to business partnership as vital for cybersecurity’s success. Inspiring women to join the sector is essential to this shift.

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What is a solutions architect? A vital role for IT-business alignment

Solutions architects are a vital role in any organization that wants to align its business goals and needs with IT services, products, software, and infrastructure.

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7 ways COVID-19 has changed IT forever

Things will never be the same. Here’s a look at what IT will look like as the COVID-19 threat recedes.

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5 ways to build trust between business and IT

Most organizational dysfunction is the symptom of a greater problem: Business-IT trust has broken down. Here’s how smart CIOs repair those rifts — or foster trust from the get-go.

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6 business concepts IT leaders should master

CIOs must master critical business concepts when speaking to their leadership peers. Here are some essential terms.

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9 IT resolutions for 2021

IT leaders share their visions on how they hope to transform their teams, their organizations, and themselves in the new year.

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CIOs strive to build on IT’s business cred for 2021

IT leaders seek to leverage political capital cultivated during the COVID-19 outbreak to further cement IT as business co-creators. Here’s how to focus on what matters most.

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CIOs take the lead in pursuit of operational efficiencies

Operational efficiency has taken on greater urgency since the pandemic began. CIOs are leaning into automation, digital tech, and the cloud to remove friction and create value.

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7 ways to effectively ensure IT-business alignment

Successful technology and business synchronization will never happen automatically. Here's how to get IT strategies and enterprise goals to mesh like clockwork.

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Transforming analytics into business impact

Getting the most from analytics requires a laser focus on business outcomes. Here, IT leaders shed light on how they transformed their company’s analytics practices into business assets.

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The CIO’s guide to navigating office politics

The CIO role is rapidly changing. So too are the politics IT leaders encounter when collaborating on digital initiatives. Here’s how to keep IT on task and above the fray.

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Secrets of successful business-IT co-creation

Great things happen when business and IT define and solve problems together. Here’s how to make the shift — and deliver results.

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4 secrets of successful EPMOs

Setting up and running an enterprise project management office (EPMO) takes a deliberate and strategic effort. Here are four key areas to focus on in establishing an EPMO.

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4 tips for getting the business to stop hating IT

Long seen as back-office problem solvers and the department of ‘no,’ IT still has an image problem with business executives and users alike. Here’s how to fix it.

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