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7 attributes to look for in a deputy IT leader

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.

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The CIO’s return to the workplace playbook

IT executives will face unique challenges when employees begin returning to the workplace. Here are seven key questions every CIO must answer in devising their optimal plan.

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Preparing your organization for post-traumatic growth

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.

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How NZ CIOs can build a culture of resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the issue of workers feeling disconnected. There are 4 specific things CIOs can do to help.

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20 reasons why software projects fail

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.

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8 key IT lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis

IT’s heroic response to the pandemic has highlighted the technologies, strategies and culture necessary to drive success going forward.

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4 ways to run a leaner dev team

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.

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How to negotiate a cloud SLA

It is essential to ensure that providers make good on their enterprise-level commitments related to service and performance, that’s where the cloud service-level agreement, or SLA, comes in.

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CIOs seek digital momentum coming out of crisis mode

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.

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11 steps to insourcing success

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.

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IT leadership lessons from Countdown grocery’s pandemic response

The pressure cooker of the COVID-19 lockdown has revealed more about human nature, leadership, culture and innovation in the context of work than have the previous ten to 15 years.

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IT heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

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Agile IT procurement in a post-COVID world

During the pandemic, organizations adopted transformational sourcing and procurement practices to drive savings, speed, and agility. They may never go back.

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7 low-cost, high-impact IT initiatives you can launch today

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.

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3 steps to developing a risk response advisory system

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.

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Tech Resume Library: 16 downloadable templates for IT pros

A well-crafted resume will attract recruiters, HR pros and hiring managers, but getting it just right is a daunting task. To jump start the process, Insider Pro has assembled this collection of real resumes revamped by professional...

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Rethinking IT strategy post-COVID-19

After a herculean effort to enable remote work at scale, IT organizations are ramping up innovation efforts to address the challenges and create new opportunities for doing business in a post-pandemic world.

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NZ telco tackles remote working — before, during and after the lockdown

Vocus CTO Steve Kurzeja on moving towards a hybrid workforce.

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