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CIO playbook: 4 steps to becoming a C-suite strategic advisor

CIOs have a unique opportunity to take their place as business leaders. Most are missing out.

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Bringing new sources of energy to life at National Grid

National Grid’s digital strategy is all about developing frictionless processes to bring energy to customers safely, faster, and easier, explains Adriana Karaboutis, chief information and digital officer.

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Security and the boardroom: From advantage to imperative

Detecting and mitigating cyber threats is getting tougher. A quarter of organization reports greater financial damages.

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What is vendor management? The key to productive vendor partnerships

Vendor management helps organizations take third-party vendor relationships from a passive business transaction to a proactive collaborative partnership.

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Project management guide: Tips, strategies, best practices

Project management plays a crucial role in enabling companies to transform business and execute strategy effectively. Here is a look at project management and all the key elements that have made it a necessity for businesses of every...

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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 truly entails, along with tips to ensure your company is on the correct course.

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RPA and AI: Business process automation gets smart

Organizations seeking to reap the full benefits of robotic process automation are beginning to see artificial intelligence as a key technology for optimizing their process flow.

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Companies are gaining clarity about their digital vision

More executive committees say they understand how digital impacts their business strategy.

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Continuous improvement – now more than ever

In an era of digital disruption, IT organizations need to move faster. Given this, should CIOs be active enablers of continuous improvement?

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7 ways to make IT operations more efficient

Chances are your enterprise's IT operations could use some improvement. Here are tips for getting key services on the fast track to higher performance and cost savings.

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What is a business relationship manager? A key role for bridging the business-IT divide

Business relationship managers help integrate IT into the organization by fostering inter-departmental communication and collaboration in service of business goals.

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Are tech/business evangelists necessary to ensure your company stays relevant?

Most executives and sales/marketing pros believe they are effective communicators. It’s the people to whom they’re communicating that “just doesn’t get it.” Every company, regardless of size, should hire a technology/business...

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Considering an innovation practice? Think location, location, location

One of the greatest untapped innovation resources are world-class institutions of higher learning. Institutions of higher learning not only attract top talent but provide on-demand lab environments and nurture a culture of...

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Does anyone have a talent win? Anyone?!

By regularly asking for talent wins -- employee achievements, team accomplishments, etc. -- you’ll create an environment where successes become a dominant part of the culture.

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How product development drives competitive advantage in the digital age

Great technology doesn’t always win. Good thinkers fail to execute. Whether software is your product, or you need to enrich and amplify products and services digitally in order to compete at speed and scale, a strong product...

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In-house engineering culture drives digital transformation at Emirates NBD

Miguel Rio Tinto, group CIO of Emirates NBD, takes a two-pronged approach to digital transformation, focusing on evolving IT and driving innovation into everything they do.

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What is an enterprise wide agile transformation and why CIOs should lead it

More CEOs are considering enterprise wide agile transformations, enabling a significant opportunity for CIOs to lead their organization’s process, culture and mindset changes.

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12 reasons why digital transformations fail

Lack of CEO sponsorship, talent deficiency, resistance to change — if you’ve encountered any of the following issues, you may want to rethink your digital transformation before it grinds to a halt.

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The top 10 IT outsourcing service providers of the year

Accenture, TCS, and Cognizant remain atop an IT service provider market marked by a return to growth, according to Everest Group’s 4th annual rankings.

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Measuring the value of the business analyst role

Once we see a business analyst in action, we can see the value. But how do you quantify soft skills of an enabler that helps others be more successful and deliver greater value? Let’s consider some metrics and ways to approach...

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