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How to leverage weather to build a disaster recovery plan

Meteorologists can help businesses understand the seasonal weather threats they may face – both the extreme potential and frequency with which certain things could occur.

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What does a CIO's 360 review even look like?

Effective CIOs need more than a performance review or even a 360 review. They need regular feedback and more management by walking around.

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5 early warning signs of project failure

Far too many projects still do not meet intended goals. Here are five leading indicators of a failing project that — when caught — can drastically improve your project’s chances for success.

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Pushing the envelope of your digital strategy

Skydivers have tolerance levels. Scuba divers have thresholds. Business leaders have limits. Are you pushing the performance envelope of your digital strategy?

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What should CIOs leading digital transformation focus on in year two and onward in the journey?

When a digital transformation enters its second or third year, CIOs should increase their marketing and communications around the program and look for places where practices like devops and data governance are needed.

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IT-business alignment is out; anticipators are winning the day

Business leaders want IT to be more than strategic partners. The goal now is for IT leaders to actually drive business opportunities -- to be innovative anticipators.

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How to be compliant with data breach notification laws

As a CIO, the bucks stops with you for matters pertaining to data breaches and compliance towards subsequent notifications.

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Are you the bottleneck to growth in your organization? Here’s how to fix that

Isn't it time to focus your energies on leading the business in the right direction?

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The CIO with a digital business P&L

Justin Mennen, CIO and CDO of CompuCom -- provider of managed digital workplace services, is elevating the digital experiences of his customers and his P&L leadership role.

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9 ways to get more value from business intelligence in 2018

Improved customer relations, increased employee productivity, new revenue streams — big benefits await those who breathe new life into their business intelligence strategies.

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AI’s biggest risk factor: Data gone wrong

Bad data is big issue for artificial intelligence, and as businesses increasingly embrace AI, the stakes will only get higher. Here’s how not to get burned.

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Do you have a compelling innovation story?

Three keys to achieving a successful transition to innovation.

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Funko’s cloud-first future goes all in on CIO’s Microsoft past

The CIO of Funko, a pop culture company that makes collectible toys, is banking on Microsoft software to provide the foundation for digital services.

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The truth about SaaS vendor management

CIOs discuss the maturity of their SaaS vendor management.

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7 reasons CIOs quit (or lose their jobs)

From false promises to role changes, CIOs exit when their ability to execute their strategy or grow their careers hits a road block — a trend that may be accelerating, thanks to the rise of digital transformations.

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IT entrepreneurship at MRE: The tough road from support to sales

How MRE Consulting's IT staff "jumped across the firewall," embraced entrepreneurship, and brought an internal tool to market.

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The conveyor belt: the missing piece of your cloud puzzle

Why businesses must learn from manufacturing to stay competitive in the digital economy.

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Removing silos: When non-IT leaders join IT

To help Lexmark's IT department better understand the business, CIO Brad Clay added non-IT people to the team. To ensure their success, he created a formal training program.

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