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How to set effective workplace harrassment policies

How your organization proactively addresses harassment and discrimination issues is critical to maintaining a productive, collaborative and respectful workplace culture. Here's how to set policies that matter.

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Will a shareholders' revolt make Silicon Valley more socially conscious?

Employees and customers have been pushing tech companies to be more socially aware. Now that shareholders are speaking up, will change finally come?

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5 ways to achieve business outcomes instead of building software systems

Creating a better business outcome should always be our top priority, but how do you get there? Here are five recommendations...

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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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How data analytics can identify toxic work environments

We speak to Dave Weisbeck from Visier, which uses employee data to discover (often negative) social trends in the workplace.

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8 questions to evaluate the resiliency of a digital transformation program

How to help your program team bounce back from challenges they'll encounter along the way.

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What is transformational leadership? A model for motivating innovation

Growth and change are inevitable in IT, but transformational leadership can inspire workers to embrace change by fostering a company culture of accountability, ownership and workplace autonomy.

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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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The one major downside of employee referrals

While it’s true that employee referrals often result in more loyal and productive hires, companies targeting innovation or growth should beware the unwanted impact referrals can have on your workforce.

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Platform priorities

Prioritizing by platform is a decision that can add significant value to our business.

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Will a weak process culture derail your next IT project?

Five steps you can take to create a healthy process culture where innovation is not only welcomed, but encouraged to thrive.

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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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Risky AI business: Navigating regulatory and legal dangers to come

Artificial intelligence poses a wide range of hidden and unknown dangers for enterprises deploying the technology. Here’s how to guard against the legal and compliance risks of AI.

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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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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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