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The CIO’s return to the workplace playbook

IT executives will face unique challenges when employees begin returning to the workplace. Here are seven key questions every CIO must answer in devising their optimal plan.

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The 15 most valuable IT certifications today

Looking for a leg up in your IT career? Here are the most valuable IT certifications you can earn to boost your salary in 2020.

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CIOs seek digital momentum coming out of crisis mode

CIOs who scrambled to support remote workforces during the COVID-19 pandemic are padding their digital operating models with practices and tools geared for digital transformation.

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Taking the helm in a pandemic: Incoming Intermountain CIO prioritizes partnerships

Ryan Smith is set to join Intermountain Healthcare as CIO during a coronavirus crisis that has accelerated virtual care initiatives. Here’s how he landed — and is approaching — the role remotely.

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How CIOs create and drive new ways of engagement

How do business leaders help employees and customers thrive when they are stressed, fearful and longing for authentic human connections?

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The new CIO charter

CIOs’ expanding management and revenue-generation responsibilities are cementing their roles as business leaders. Traditional technologists need not apply.

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Making employee experience a CIO priority

Employee dissatisfaction can have a long-term negative impact on your business. Here’s how to turn things around.

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Syngenta CIO tackles transformation in industry switch

In his first foray into the sector, Greg Meyers, who also runs Syngenta’s digital business, is helping the provider of pesticides and seeds transform into a top precision agriculture player.

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ITIL certification guide: Costs, requirements, levels and paths

ITIL 4 is IT’s go-to framework for delivering IT services. From ITIL Foundation to ITIL Master, here’s everything you need to know about the latest ITIL certifications.

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Executive Development: When CEOs help their CIOs prepare for board roles

It may seem counterintuitive for CEOs to encourage (and even coach) their CIOs and senior business leaders to serve on outside boards, but doing so can deliver real business benefits.

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IT must think like a business and go beyond traditional business partnerships

By shifting its mindset from supporting core technologies to one that is more closely in tune with business objectives and customer needs, Oshkosh Corporation’s IT has a sharper focus and understanding on leveraging solutions that...

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Crossing the project-to-product chasm

Most IT organizations have honed their ability to deliver projects when the scope and desired outcome are static, but struggle when priorities shift or are not clearly defined. Several leading IT organizations have turned to...

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CIOs prep for the coming IT recession

CIOs say that the coronavirus crisis has proven the value of IT, especially for organizations that were ready with mobile approaches and where the CIOs were tightly connected to other business counterparts.

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10 ways to influence IT purchases when you don’t control the spend

Business line leaders control bigger and bigger amounts of enterprise technology spend, but CIOs should aim to impact those budget decisions.

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How Johnson & Johnson IT is managing a global crisis

J&J CIO Jim Swanson reveals how he and his IT team are helping keep operations running at the $82B healthcare giant, as well as the lessons learned — and silver linings — of leading through crisis.

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6 ways to optimize your innovation spend

Innovation is key to organizational growth. Yet most companies shortchange innovation initiatives when it comes to IT budgeting. Here’s how to stretch your R&D dollars.

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The CIO’s crisis management playbook: 8 lessons in leadership

The coronavirus pandemic has been a litmus test of leadership under pressure. CIOs from the healthcare industry and beyond share tips for leading through crisis.

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CIOs and COVID-19 crisis: thoughts on business continuity

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a group of CIOs look at business continuity and share what’s working, what’s not and what lessons they have learned.

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