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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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7 sure-fire ways to sour the business on analytics

True data value depends on business insights. Here’s how to ensure your analytics initiatives make sense to those who will benefit the most.

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5 tips for technology business management success

The TBM framework can help your organization better align IT spending with business goals, while reducing unnecessary costs. Here’s how to ensure a smooth transition when implementing the framework.

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Business process mapping: A framework for visualizing internal processes

After nearly 100 years, business process mapping is still helping organizations visualize internal processes for everything from employee onboarding to IT hardware and software.

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5 reasons you need a business relationship manager

To better liaison with the business and bolster IT’s strategic cred, CIOs are increasingly turning to BRMs. Here’s how to locate the right talent and make the most of this hybrid leadership role.

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The CIO’s chief of staff: A role to bridge business and IT

The chief of staff role is taking on prominence in companies looking to bolster their IT leadership benches. Amanda Clarke discusses her experience in the role at Newport News Shipbuilding.

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Telltale signs of IT dysfunction — and how to fix it

Transformational success can be derailed by a dysfunctional IT culture, the roots of which often can be traced to silos, org structures and little desire or incentive to collaborate.

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2020 State of the CIO: IT leaders mean business

Expansive revenue-generation responsibilities are helping IT leaders gain recognition for their leadership role.

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