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IT’s most wanted: 16 traits of indispensable IT pros

Looking to hire (or be) the best? Here are the intangibles that make top IT performers stand out.

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Firefighting: How do we know when IT and cloud organisations have gone over the tipping point?

Planned utilization of resources is the best way to ensure that balance between firefighting and performance is always in equilibrium, especially when the trends suggest increasing complexities and volumes.

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A magic matrix of software service provider integration

Choosing a software service provider has always been a challenging task that kept executives awake at night. However, there is a clear and simple way helping to see the big picture and cure insomnia – a magic matrix.

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Diversity and inclusion: 8 best practices for changing your culture

SYPartners has developed eight best practices for helping clients — and themselves — become more diverse and inclusive organizations. Here’s how to launch your D&I transformation.

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What employees really think about praise and gratitude

Do leaders even know the difference between praise and gratitude...let alone how to use them effectively and the potential positive outcomes?

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How to find the perfect project for Six Sigma success

With its deep emphasis on process, Six Sigma isn’t a tool for every problem. Here are six tips for finding just the right organizational issues that Six Sigma can successfully address.

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9 hidden risks of telecommuting policies

As the boundaries of the enterprise shift, IT’s ability to support and protect remote work environments must shift correspondingly. Here’s how to develop a comprehensive telecommuting policy to mitigate potential liabilities.

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10 early warning signs of IT outsourcing disaster

The causes of IT outsourcing failure are numerous, but there are some common indicators of trouble that IT leaders can monitor and address before an outsourcing relationship goes off the rails.

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Deduping in Salesforce: The complete how-to

Don’t be duped by duplicate records. Deduping seems like one of those routine system maintenance issues, but it’s actually very tricky and there's no undo.

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Public cloud: Real-world lessons of strategic success

The public cloud is fast becoming a strategic tool for companies opting for IaaS over running workloads on premises. IT leaders share their experiences and lend advice to CIOs migrating to public cloud services to drive innovation,...

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Why it’s dicey to de-prioritize digital innovation

How do you help the digital innovation flywheel gain momentum while trying to also keep the lights on? Develop a strong digital foundation and an optimal operating model.

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6 expert budgeting tips for IT leaders

IT budgets must not only reflect short-term strategic plans but also drive innovation. Here’s how to ensure you’re delivering tactical IT and services that produce true digital transformation.

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How to set your priorities using architecture

Six business and enterprise architecture methods that should help you answer which one of your numerous initiatives should be delivered first – and which one should not make it into your priority’s list at all.

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5 mindset traits to become a digital disruptor

These mindset traits can help you gauge your digital acuity against those of a successful disruptive digital leader.

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CIO Leadership Live with Mojgan Lefebvre, CIO of Global Risk Services at Liberty Mutual | Ep 6

Host Maryfran Johnson talks with Mojgan Lefebvre, CIO for Liberty Mutual's Global Specialty business, about how the insurance firm is leveraging the cloud, creating business-specific data strategy and getting the best from its...

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How digital transformation leaders move at the speed of startups

Three lessons on building successful products.

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Data governance moves past throwing facts together

Learning how to learn is becoming a critical executive skill and learning to think probabilistically will become table stakes.

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Why more knowledge is not always better for your organization

The challenge lies in addressing knowledge failures to maximize transformation of knowledge into organizational wisdom.

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