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The one transformation goal CIO must prioritize in 2020

Defining goals without acknowledging the need to transform often leads organizations to make iterative improvements to existing businesses without challenging themselves to consider disruptive opportunities and threats.

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Top-down strategy is dead – Long live the team of teams!

How should CIOs construct their organizations to better enable the agility demanded by today’s pace of strategy and initiative change?

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5 enterprise cloud strategy trends for 2020

Architecting hybrid cloud environments and teaching IT staff how to work with and manage them are top of mind for CIOs seeking innovation from cloud computing services in 2020.

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A deeper look into how technology is innovating the financial sector

Banking is becoming a fundamentally digital experience, with many people banking virtually, no longer going into brick and mortar offices, and AI eliminating tellers. So how are banks reacting to this new reality? Are they embracing...

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Anticipatory IT: Your strategy for staving off digital disruption

Anticipating future opportunities based on hard and soft trends is crucial for CIOs seeking to avoid disruption. Does your organization have what it takes to commit to an ‘anticipatory IT’ strategy?

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5 factors that will shape data-driven innovation in 2020

The coming year promises new challenges and opportunities for companies building data-driven services.

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RPA and AI help ADP work smarter and faster

CIO Vipul Nagrath discusses how the payroll software company is leveraging technology to improve the customer experience.

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9 pitfalls to scaling innovation from pilot to production

From a lack of a handoff plan to a failure to loop in business users at the right time, innovative projects all too often stall when pushed out into the real world. Here’s how to do it right.

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10 reasons IT leaders fail at innovation

Tech leaders have been given an innovation mandate, but many still struggle to build a robust innovation capability. What’s holding them back?

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IT’s new ROI: Return on innovation

CIOs struggle to temper business expectations of 100 percent innovation success with the realities. Here’s how to foster a healthy innovation outlook.

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Co-innovating with startups: 5 steps for success

Startups can help your organization kick-start innovation. Here’s how CIOs can hone their approach to courting fledgling vendors of emerging technologies while reducing risk.

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5 unexpected learnings from the past five years of IoT.

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How CIOs stoke the fires for the business engine of innovation

CIOs tell me that they want to do more than align to the business agenda. They want a role in business innovation. But how do they achieve it?

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Tracking economic disruption in the digital age

From carriages to quantum computing, have today's industries learned how to harness creative destruction?

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The reverse pitch: Enlisting startups to hone innovation

Aflac, Bayer and Bosch are among a growing number of enterprises leveraging the ‘reverse pitch,’ in which companies pose business challenges they will pay winning startups to solve.

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Innovative CIOs strike back against digital disruption

CIOs from every industry are looking to outmaneuver startups by taking a page from the disruptor’s playbook to deliver innovative digital products and services.

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A multi-channel approach to experimentation

Engage your business partners and customers where they are by creating a multi-channel approach to experimentation that positions your organization as a technology leader.

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Big business: You, too, can growth hack

Big businesses have a lot of potential to unlock and can be scrappy to great effect if they push traditional approaches aside. The key is to always keep rethinking and continue reinventing.

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