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12 bad habits that slow IT to a crawl

Bottlenecks always seem born of the best intentions, but they must be rooted out — and broken. From governance to manual provisioning, here's what's holding up your IT organization's ability to deliver results.

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Innovative CIOs make shift to managing IT as a product

Aping Silicon Valley technology startups, enterprises are revamping their organizations from project-based IT service delivery to product-oriented technology supported by agile development and iterative release cycles.

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Your IT resolution for 2018: Build better budget habits

At this point in the year, you've likely abandoned all of your New Year's resolutions. But there's one you should stick with: rethinking the IT budget.

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The IT skills gap: are companies missing the boat?

Are we taking the necessary steps to balance the supply and demand of tech workers? The answer to outsourcing could be starting with our students.

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Establishing enterprise IT best practices for an SMB

Enterprises spend trillions of dollars each year on storage and security compliance. Here are some of the best practices that enterprise IT adhere to, and how small businesses could deploy similar systems for your own infrastructure...

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160-year-old insurance giant transforms into a digital business

How Northwestern Mutual transformed its classic IT model of plan, build, run into an agile model focused on digital innovation.

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4 things successful CIOs know about digital transformation

IDC estimates spending on digital transformation will exceed $2 trillion in 2019; 40 percent of all technology spending will be for digital transformation technologies.

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Vision, alignment and the development of consensus

A vision document provides an efficient solution to find a consensus around what we will be building.

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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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Customize your benefits to improve IT talent retention

Your valuable tech talent is more likely to stay if you offer benefits that match their needs — as those needs evolve.

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Gender diversity doesn’t happen without advocacy

How mentoring programs are not enough to truly increase diversity in companies’ leadership teams. Greater gender and ethnic diversity happens when advocacy from people in positions of authority embrace that responsibility.

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11 bad hiring habits that will burn you

From dragging out the process to missing red flags, missteps in the hiring process can lead to talent shortages, retention issues and mismatches that often derail team cohesion and productivity.

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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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How CIOs can tap into their investor network when looking for vendors

CIOs should turn to investors for insight into vendors as they can provide CIOs with an understanding of technologies offered by their portfolio companies, insights into the tech solutions their portfolio companies are using, an early...

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The 7 most in-demand tech jobs for 2018 — and how to hire for them

From data scientists to data security pros, the battle for the best in IT talent will wage on next year. Here’s what to look for when you’re hiring for the 7 most in-demand jobs for 2018 — and how much you should offer based on...

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From CIO to CEO: 8 tips for taking your career to the top

CIOs turned CEOs discuss rise to the top and offer some pearls of wisdom for IT leaders considering similar career paths.

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What is change management? A guide to organizational transformation

New systems and strategies can be highly disruptive to your business. Organizational change management can help ensure your transition to new processes goes smoothly.

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How to get a failing project back on track

While each project is unique and subjected to its own specific risks, there are some universals to heed when it comes to recovering a failing project.

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