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IDG Tech Spotlight  >  IT Leadership [ September 2020 ]

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.

IDG Tech Spotlight  >  IT Leadership [ September 2020 / CIO ]

IT leadership lessons from CIO 100 Award winners

Today’s CIOs must develop deep partnerships with business leaders and keep their teams focused on delivering innovation that pushes the business forward. Here five IT leaders discuss their award-winning initiatives and share insights...

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How to speed up software development (without killing morale)

In the wake of the pandemic, IT leaders are under increasing pressure to deliver solutions fast. But many CIOs are finding the steps they’ve taken to iterate quickly aren’t enough to support increasing business demands.

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Seeking a new gig? IT leader hiring rebounds, remotely

Recruitment of IT leaders has thawed since the pandemic first hit, as companies seek digital leaders who can help them adapt to shifting business dynamics. Here, recruiters offer tips for navigating the IT leadership hiring landscape....

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AI center of excellence: A new engine for driving business transformation

AI centers of excellence can accelerate AI adoption — and organization-wide transformation — by consolidating talent, standardizing platforms, spreading successes across business lines, and uncovering new revenue models.

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Secrets of successful digital innovation

The goal of any innovation effort is to deliver business value and competitive advantage. Two IT leaders share their secrets for meeting those measures.

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How low-code platforms are transforming software development

Drag-and-drop platforms enable developers to assemble applications without manual programming. Toyota, ConocoPhillips, and GlobalTranz are among those enterprises leveraging low-code to create business value.

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7 ways to effectively ensure IT-business alignment

Successful technology and business synchronization will never happen automatically. Here's how to get IT strategies and enterprise goals to mesh like clockwork.

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Microsoft Data Analyst Associate certification guide

BI and data visualization skills are in demand and Microsoft Power BI skills are a great way to get ahead. Here's our guide to Microsoft's Data Analyst Associate certification.

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5 hot IT career trends — and 5 going cold

The growing IT skills gap, demand for hybrid roles, and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic are disrupting the traditional IT career path. The following heat map of career trends with help you cash in and avoid dead ends.

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Agile vs. waterfall: Project methodologies compared

Agile and waterfall each offer unique benefits and drawbacks. Here are the pros and cons of each method, and how to know which is right for your organization’s projects.

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15 IT management certifications for IT leaders

IT management requires both technical skills and the ability to manage teams, projects and processes. These 15 certifications will help you showcase your IT management skills and abilities.

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September/October 2020: The new digital workplace

Welcome to this special digital issue of CIO featuring our CIO 100 winners and Hall of Fame inductees. In these pages, you'll learn how award winning organizations are redefining the nature of work, how to find value in data, and how...

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5 compelling reasons why CIOs should pursue board seats now

Interested in serving on a board? Don’t wait for retirement.

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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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SFO airport banks on IT for frictionless travel

The IT staff at San Francisco International Airport is exploring an array of technology solutions to help make air travel safer and restore confidence among passengers, says CIO Ian Law.

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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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What is a chief data officer? A leader who creates business value from data

A chief data officer oversees a range of data-related functions to ensure your organization is getting the most from what could be its most valuable asset.

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7 barriers to innovation worth breaking

Conventional cultures produce conventional results. To truly innovate, you have to rethink how you incentivize risk, respond to requests, and make resources available for experimentation.

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10 best entry-level IT certifications to launch your career

IT certifications can verify your knowledge in different skillsets, boost your pay and set you apart from other entry-level candidates. Here are 10 entry-level certifications worth pursuing.

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