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Feature Design thinking has become a key practice for enterprises crafting digital products with the end user in mind. CIO.com spoke to design thinking practitioners to understand why and how organizations are leveraging it. Feature The sales pitch is enticing: Apps with a few clicks. But what are you really setting your organization up for when you buy into low-code development? Analysis Back in early Spring, ensuring users could access the necessary applications securely from home was priority No. 1. Now, 3-4 months later, work from home looks like it's here to stay … for a while, at least. Here's your to-do list for the next 6 months and beyond. Feature IT leaders get creative managing remote tech teams working from the confines of home offices. Here’s how they alleviate burnout that threatens to crater WFH life. Feature The California utility is using high-resolution aerial photography and computer vision to identify high fire threat areas. Feature Jaguar Land Rover and Colgate-Palmolive are among the many enterprises turning to machine learning software and other data-crunching tools to ensure supply can meet demand. Feature IT leaders lend advice on optimizing IT for value when budgets get lean — without impairing growth projects. Feature The efficacy of Lexmark’s digital strategy depends on collaboration between the company’s CIO and CTO. The secret to success? Communication, accountability, competence and empathy, says CIO Brad Clay. Feature Lessons learned to date promise to help IT weather a second round of COVID-19 lockdowns this winter. Following a few basic suggestions could spell the difference between a trouble-free transition to remote teams and a viral meltdown. Feature The coronavirus pandemic has IT leaders shaking up IT priorities, with innovation pilots shifting to areas and technologies best suited to set up their organizations for near-term success. Feature Despite uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, IHS Markit stuck with its strategy to move compute resources to AWS. IHS CIO Chad Moss offers tips for IT leaders making similar migrations. Boardroom Bound When it comes to landing a board role, who you know matters just as much as what you know. Board readiness programs should help you with both. Feature IT leaders share how they are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to generate business insights. Feature One of the largest monolithic SAP installations in the world is now on S/4HANA, thanks to successful data prep and reskilling efforts. The CIO Whisperers Accidental learning delivers accidental results. Here's how six CIOs avoid that trap by leading through teaching. Feature With budgets uncertain and project priorities pivoting in the wake of the pandemic, IT leaders are finding several key areas worth investing in. Opinion Being smart isn't about what you know, but about how you process and apply new information. Welcome to the context-aware era. Feature The pharmaceutical titan has developed a data strategy to mine value from its existing data with a series of analytics initiatives carefully targeted at specific business priorities. Building IT Relationships It's no secret that preparation is key to successful contract negotiations, but SaaS renewals come with their own set of challenges. What are you doing to prepare for negotiation success? Feature As project priorities (and IT budgets) shift, CIOs are rethinking how to acquire much needed skills in uncertain times. Feature Responding to rapidly shifting business needs, CIOs are reprioritizing IT projects to position their organizations for future growth. News The Indian IT services giant is accelerating its move to S/4HANA as it prepares to migrate workloads to the cloud The Digital CIO As businesses plan to return to the office, CIOs need to develop a contact tracing strategy for a safe working environment. Feature Projects seldom go as planned, leaving project managers with any number of small fires to put out. Here are the most common issues projects encounter and how to get things back on track. Feature COVID-19 has enterprises eyeing automation to streamline operations and solve business issues spurred by the pandemic. IT leaders share tips for achieving quick, sustainable success. Feature Several large U.S. healthcare systems have teamed with Google and SADA to establish an open data platform to provide hospitals and government officials granular views of ICU and ventilator utilization at the local level. Feature From powering customer-facing chatbots, to keeping track of contractual commitments, to making the most of meetings, natural language processing holds great potential to transform your business. Building IT Relationships Though the SI's proposals focus on the benefits the client is intended to receive from these quality reviews, the SIs are actually realizing a large portion of the benefits. Here’s how to ensure you benefit as well. Feature With the pandemic significantly upending global supply chains, the HVAC manufacturer quickly rolled out a BI dashboard to predict, respond to and get ahead of potential problems. Feature If you’re hiring during the pandemic, onboarding can be tricky. IT leaders share advice for developing a secure, seamless onboarding process for new IT hires at a distance. Opinion Intergenerational differences among tech workers can create collaboration challenges and a culture of blame when things go wrong — particularly in the heightened anxiety of today’s business environment. The CIO is in a unique position to change that. Feature CIOs turned presidents and CEOs discuss their rise to the top and offer insights for IT leaders considering similar leaps. Feature The CIO has become pivotal — and demanding. But having a trusted No. 2 can help ease the pain. Here's how to find the best second-in-command. Feature The bank is using software from startup CognitiveScale to monitor its AI algorithms for bias, data drift, and other business risks, says Gavin Munroe, HSBC's global CIO of retail and wealth banking. Feature Research shows that the vast majority of those who experience stress will also experience growth. Here's how to create space for both pain and gain in your organization. Feature Artificial intelligence is fast proving a business differentiator. Here are the key roles and skills you may soon need to fill for your AI A-team. Feature The mortgage processor is using threat intelligence, predictive analytics, and AI to proactively hunt advanced persistent threats like ransomware. Feature From outsized expectations to fundamental feature changes, software development projects get derailed — or declared failures — thanks to a variety of project management and technical factors. CDO at the Center Covid-19 has brought many challenges for today's IT leaders, including continuing to drive new value without adding talent or increasing budget. Here's a new look at running lean. Feature IT’s heroic response to the pandemic has highlighted the technologies, strategies and culture necessary to drive success going forward. Feature CIOs who scrambled to support remote workforces during the COVID-19 pandemic are padding their digital operating models with practices and tools geared for digital transformation. Feature The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is enabling paperless boarding via a biometric identity management system that uses facial recognition technology — no boarding pass or passport required. Opinion During the pandemic, organizations adopted transformational sourcing and procurement practices to drive savings, speed, and agility. They may never go back. Feature COVID-19 was a challenge for all IT pros — but some have gone the extra mile. Here are just a few who have stepped up, volunteered their tech chops, and repurposed their platforms for those in need. Feature IT leaders share their best advice for creating a frictionless customer experience. Managing Innovation & Disruptive Technology Much like DEFCON is used in the U.S. Armed Forces to react to changing threat levels, your enterprise needs its own PANDCON to deal with changing pandemic conditions. Here's how to get started. Feature Launching an impactful project doesn't have to break your budget. Here are seven performance-boosting initiatives to push your organization forward — even in lean times. Feature Ryan Smith is set to join Intermountain Healthcare as CIO during a coronavirus crisis that has accelerated virtual care initiatives. Here’s how he landed — and is approaching — the role remotely. Feature IT leaders at NetApp, CommScope and DocuSign have taken to recruiting talent virtually, which may become permanent practice even after concerns about the coronavirus pandemic subside.
Feature Strategic decisions can help accelerate software projects to capitalize on business opportunities — but IT leaders must be mindful of the traps and tradeoffs.