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Shifting the focus from IT to your customer feedback loop

Once businesses embrace the essential need for digital intimacy as a competitive necessity, they'll be ready to start their digital transformation journey in earnest.

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16 real-world digital transformation success stories

CIOs at Armstrong, Putnam Investments, Sprint and other enterprises are steering digital initiatives to drive business growth and drive operational efficiency. These digital transformation examples detail IT leaders’ strategies,...

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10 ways to improve IT performance (without killing morale)

Pushing harder isn't necessarily the pathway to achieving stellar results. From monitoring for burnout to leveraging the latest management techniques, here’s how to keep your IT team humming.

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6 hot digital transformation trends — and 4 going cold

Now considered essential to driving profits, digital transformations are shifting from platform-first strategies to initiatives that leverage emerging technologies in service of clear customer and operational goals.

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Former CIO helps IT leaders navigate AWS cloud journeys

CIOs turning to the cloud to fuel digital transformations have an ally advisor in Stephen Orban. The head of enterprise strategy at AWS knows exactly what they’re going through thanks to his cloud-first experience as CIO of Dow Jones....

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How IT can both deliver business value and 'keep the lights on'

IT teams spend too much time on “daily churn” rather than delivering real value to the organization. Read how Mike Guggemos, CIO at Insight Enterprises tackled the problem.

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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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