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13 'best practices' IT should avoid at all costs

From telling everyone they're your customer to establishing a cloud strategy, these "industry best practices" are sure to sink your chances of IT success.

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11 old-school IT principles that still rule

Technology changes rapidly, but beneath the buzzwords, the fundamentals of sound IT strategy remain. Here are 11 legacy IT tenets that still reign — when applied in their modernized guise.

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What is DataOps? Collaborative, cross-functional analytics

DataOps (data operations) is an emerging discipline that brings together DevOps teams with data engineer and data scientist roles to provide the tools, processes and organizational structures to support the data-focused enterprise.

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4 promising AR/VR pilots in business

Augmented reality and virtual reality implementations are emerging across several sectors, thanks to their value in providing remote training and hands-free access to information.

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6 hidden risks of IT automation

Automation is increasingly seen as a key IT strategy for competitive advantage, but pitfalls await those who fail to heed precautions.

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IT leaders grapple with the new normal

Five articles examine the challenges faced by leaders across all segments of IT – and the solutions that have made a difference.

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The hidden costs of outsourcing

Calculating the total cost of IT services has always been a challenge, but the changing nature of IT coupled with unexpected expenses revealed during the COVID-19 crisis could leave your organization exposed to even more surprises...

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Mobile’s new frontier: The front line of business

Workers who don’t work at a desk are finally starting to see mobile technology become standard tools to improve their work — and business results — as CIOs focus more outside the office.

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11 outsourcing myths debunked

Outsourcing has evolved — and so too have the misconceptions around what makes a successful sourcing partnership in the digital era.

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What is digital transformation? A necessary disruption

Digital transformation is a foundational change in how an organization delivers value to its customers. Here is what transformation entails, along with tips to ensure your company is on the correct course.

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4 digital transformation success stories

Ocean Spray, The San Francisco 49ers and Anheuser-Busch InBev are among the companies are steering digital initiatives to drive business growth and operational efficiency. These digital transformation examples detail IT leaders’...

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Design thinking: The secret to digital success

Design thinking has become a key practice for enterprises crafting digital products with the end user in mind. CIO.com spoke to design thinking practitioners to understand why and how organizations are leveraging it.

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5 machine learning success stories: An inside look

IT leaders share how they are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to generate business insights.

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Reimagining your organization as an intelligent enterprise

Companies that did the work to become flexible, adaptable, and anticipatory have been well-positioned to respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. It's not too late for your organization to make that shift. Here's how to start....

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Digitizing industrial products at Cummins

Sherry Aaholm, CIO of the $23 billion engine manufacturer, shares her strategy for creating foundational change at scale

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CIO's Guide to COVID-19

With the novel COVID-19 coronavirus refusing to abate in hotspots around the world, the editors of CIO.com compiled a collection of resources to help IT mangers navigate the pandemic now and into 2021.

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3 factors for implementing contact tracing in the workplace

As businesses plan to return to the office, CIOs need to develop a contact tracing strategy for a safe working environment.

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6 common project management mistakes — and how to avoid them

Projects seldom go as planned, leaving project managers with any number of small fires to put out. Here are the most common issues projects encounter and how to get things back on track.

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4 tips for quick automation wins

COVID-19 has enterprises eyeing automation to streamline operations and solve business issues spurred by the pandemic. IT leaders share tips for achieving quick, sustainable success.

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CIOs rethink the 18-month IT plan, post-COVID

The dramatic events of 2020 have IT leaders adjusting mid-range roadmaps on the fly, fast-tracking productivity, automation and customer initiatives while forgoing previously planned upgrades.

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