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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 Thinking about insourcing currently outsourced IT work to cut costs or make good on a long-term strategic plan? Here’s how to do it right. IDG TECHtalk Voices Connecting people across geographies allows for different perspectives that generate new ideas and innovation. Could a virtual workplace be the answer to better business performance? News Analysis H-1B visa applicants represent ‘a significant threat to employment opportunities’ for millions of unemployed, says Trump; IT firms say the move will damage the economy. 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. Movers and Shakers Raman Mehta, CIO, discusses the shift from traditional manufacturing to software engineering at one of the world’s largest cockpit electronics companies. Feature As CIOs head into uncertain economic times, operational efficiency again takes center stage. Here’s how to streamline IT operations and trim budget while still fueling business growth. Feature The hiring process has gone remote, which means recruiters and candidates must adjust to the new normal of virtual interviews. Here’s how to vet and woo candidates from a distance. Inclusion, Inc. Bringing your whole self to work now includes showing up with your socioeconomic class as the backdrop and brings new challenges around equity and access. Feature Few are available, yet many are needed. A shortage of qualified specialists is forcing IT leaders to try alternative ways of finding skilled experts in a variety of fields. Boardroom Bound Determined to find opportunity in the COVID aftermath, boards are leaning in with more management support in addition to their usual strategic oversight. Navigating the post-pandemic world will amplify IT leadership in agility and innovation. Feature As the economy takes a turn and IT budget forecasts slip downward, it’s time to tighten up your technical stack — before the CFO comes calling. News Gartner and IDC see global IT spending dropping precipitously this year, with cloud services an exception as enterprises accelerate transformational strategies. Feature Liberty Mutual IT developed an intelligent workplace platform to boost productivity and improve employee experience — and then it launched a startup News The addition to the Planning Analytics portfolio gives SMBs and business units in the enterprise an on-ramp to integrated, AI-powered planning and forecasting without relying on IT support. Feature Verizon’s network specialists no longer rely on tired technology to execute tasks, thanks to a unified digital platform comprising RPA, machine learning, chatbots and other leading-edge tools. Opinion Offshore service providers are grappling with COVID-19’s impacts, limiting their ability to meet obligations. This playbook includes specific strategies to enhance your current position with offshore relationships. Feature Avery Dennison’s new digital business initiatives roll up cloud, AI, IoT and other technologies to the tune of more than $30 million in earnings. CIO Nicholas Colisto breaks down the company's model. Feature Technology companies and IT organizations are still hiring, but are relying on new technologies to screen and hire talent — with an added emphasis on soft skills. Opinion Offshore service providers are grappling with COVID-19’s impacts, limiting their ability to meet obligations. This guide will help you evaluate your provider’s performance and capabilities. Feature Getting remote work right is tough. But with a mission-driven approach and effective technology, a productive remote work strategy can really pay off. Feature To err is human, but repeated IT blunders can invite organizational disaster. Here's how to clamp a lid on your frequent fumblers without crushing team morale. Feature CIOs such as Jim Fowler are preparing for employees to return to the office post-COVID-19, a process that will result in more digital services for employees and customers alike. Feature How did IT leaders respond to a world turned upside-down? And how has the coronavirus pandemic changed spending plans over the next year? A fresh CIO survey offers illuminating answers. Opinion Aggressive policies to limit COVID-19’s impacts are constraining the abilities of some offshore service providers to fulfill their obligations. Look behind the headlines to assess the situation where your providers are based. Feature The coronavirus crisis sees CIOs accelerating their adoption of automation, analytics and new processes to cope with the pandemic’s disruptions and steer the enterprise forward in uncertain times. Feature Even in today's challenging environment, inspiring staff members to function effectively isn't as hard as many IT leaders believe. The secret lies in smart, adaptable management. Feature Enterprise architects are key in establishing an organization’s IT infrastructure and maintaining and updating IT hardware, software and services to ensure it supports established enterprise goals. Feature Business line leaders control bigger and bigger amounts of enterprise technology spend, but CIOs should aim to impact those budget decisions. Building IT Relationships To ensure continuity of critical operations, all businesses should take these practical steps to engage, assess, and partner with offshore service providers. Feature Tight times require a fresh look at existing contracts to see how costs can be curbed or new capabilities can be obtained — but a collaborative ‘win-win’ approach is your best bet. Feature Innovation is key to organizational growth. Yet most companies shortchange innovation initiatives when it comes to IT budgeting. Here’s how to stretch your R&D dollars. Managing Innovation & Disruptive Technology Pivots and process changes, yes. New normal? Not so fast. Feature The advent of IT automation — and the desire for more meaningful work — is transforming how CIOs think about internal talent pipelines and entry-level IT work. Feature From business continuity challenges to pricing model modifications, the COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects on IT service delivery, as IT leaders adjust and prep for the new, new normal. Feature Developers remain in high demand, but the skills they need to succeed are in constant flux. Here’s how to ensure your programming chops are on point and sharp. Feature CIOs can get ahead of any possible financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic by reducing corpulent tech portfolios, including extra SaaS licenses and cloud instances, before CFOs come for tech budgets. Feature Whether innovating for survival or planning for a post-pandemic comeback, CIOs may find conditions ripe to challenge the status quo, remove barriers and make change Feature Don't let geography diminish your IT team's productivity. These simple tips will help you get everybody working collaboratively and effectively wherever they are. Feature Burnout is a significant growing problem, especially in IT. And it has the potential to cripple your workforce. Here’s how to handle it. Accent Notes CIOs are well-positioned to take a leading role in creating new business value and bolstering competitive agility in the circular economy. Feature The tech sector has made strides attracting more women and inching closer to equal pay. But a glaring disconnect remains in how men and women view gender diversity progress in IT. Feature Digital transformations are struggling to produce value, delivering less profit than expected, thanks to several pitfalls unique to the digital journey and an inability to pivot midstride. IDG TECHtalk Voices Navigating digital disruption requires a clear decision-making framework that is pwered by efficient and dynamic financial management practices. Feature When less must be more, it's essential to allocate IT resources intelligently and creatively. Here are 7 ways CIOs can meet key goals when challenged by a restricted budget. Feature As the coronavirus pandemic builds, businesses are already reeling from the economic impact. Here's how IT can adjust to a new reality of cost trimming and budget cuts. Opinion Big-bang innovation projects capture the imagination, but many lack staying power. Here's how to build longevity into your innovation initiatives.
Feature Innovation isn’t an end goal; it’s a means to creating a positive business impact. That won’t happen, at least not reliably, without taking a strategic approach.