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How Estée Lauder Companies developed a culture to attract and retain IT talent

Michael W. Smith, CIO of The Estée Lauder Companies, has initiated an impressive array of programs to attract and retain IT talent at the nearly $15 billion global prestige beauty company.

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7 ways to foster greater IT creativity

Creativity is the spark that ignites innovation. Creating a team that's eager to apply IT knowledge in new and exciting ways can lead to long-term, enterprise-wide benefits.

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10 steps to a successful digital transformation

Digital leaders must identify future technology and customer expectation trends and then muster the courage to dismantle existing structures. Failure could leave them victims of fast-moving all-digital startups.

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Feeling handcuffed by your current IT vendor? Here’s how to increase your renegotiation leverage

With the average size of renegotiated contracts ranging from $20-40 million and renegotiation frequency increasing, customer negotiating teams can no longer hand the perceived switching cost advantage over to the vendors.

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Are you ready to become a digital technology leader?

In “Designed for Digital," which will be released next week, the authors suggest that winning at digital requires more than a mastery of social, mobile, analytics, cloud and IoT. It requires the willingness to experiment and to create...

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Redesigning business processes for digital success

CIOs find themselves in a unique position to re-imagine how their organizations operate in this digital age. Here’s how to develop a vision for business process reengineering and deliver.

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Raytheon’s cloud-based test bed takes risk out of innovation

Implementing new technology in the defense industry comes with a lot of considerations. Here’s how Raytheon development a virtual environment for experimentation without risk.

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Downloads: 7 tech resume templates

Getting your resume 'just right' in order to attract recruiters, HR pros and hiring managers is as daunting as it is critical. To jump start the process, Insider Pro has assembled this collection of real resumes revamped by...

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5 key changes to the H-1B visa program

Changes to the H-1B visa program went into effect April 1, aiming to improve and streamline the application and selection process of foreign national talent.

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7 key relationships for the transformational CIO

As CIOs shift their focus from technology-centric to business-centric, there are seven key relationships that are fundamental to their success.

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GSK tech leader outlines 3 types of CIOs

As roles change and technology evolves, one veteran CIO says the next generation of CIOs will have followed a different career path.

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Playbook for stockpiling AI talent: Buy, borrow, build

Hiring, upskilling, and strategic partnerships are the cornerstones for assembling talent in data science and AI. CIOs would do well to employ all three approaches.

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A CIO shares his expertise in leadership success

Advice for C-suite executives as they transform their leadership style and build effective organizations.

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4 leadership lessons from a multinational tech executive

An executive from multinational IT company Tech Mahindra shares the leadership lessons and career advice based on his unexpected professional journey.

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10 change management mistakes to avoid

Poor change management can be a transformation killer. Here’s how change initiatives can and do fail, and what can be done to course-correct.

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How to Increase customer-focused collaboration

The theory behind creating a collaborative, customer-focused team is simple. Unfortunately, simple isn’t always easy. If theory worked without a glitch, you wouldn’t be feeling the pain of missed project deadlines and key stakeholders...

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5-stage self-help program for confronting talent debt within your organization

IT leaders bemoan the technical debt afflicting their core systems but rarely confront the talent debt afflicting their workforce. This self-help program enables leaders to accelerate the transition from denial to action in dealing...

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Want to create a customer-centric culture? Meet your customers where they are

Digital evolution is challenging for a company as large as Qurate Retail Group. But CIO Karen Etzkorn is helping it succeed by creating a customer-centric culture and elevating digital experiences.

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