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7 business skills every IT leader needs to succeed

Today’s CIO needs more than technology mastery. Long-term career success also demands a commitment to developing a set of core business skills.

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6 reasons to invest in enterprise architecture tools

EA software can bring order to the innerworkings of your enterprise’s sprawling technical operations. Here is the upside of mapping and cataloging — and some cautions about where the real magic resides.

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NZ health insurer pursues simplification with HR and IT in close alliance

20 spreadsheets and multiple tools comprised the HR tool set for 800 people. So Southern Cross Medical Care Society replaced them all with a single suite.

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CIOs battle product management pitfalls

Product management is increasingly the preferred method of delivering digital capabilities. Yet the transition from a project-based mindset is rife with challenges, say IT leaders and experts.

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CIOs cash in on COVID heroics

IT leaders’ pandemic response has increased their visibility and importance, making them more marketable in landing new gigs, promotions, and greater stakes.

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Why You Need an Execution Advantage

Modern businesses are made up of a complex interconnected fabric of processes, all dedicated to delivering business outcomes. Every company has a given execution capacity to perform these processes, based upon the level of...

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7 management books every CIO must read

Keeping pace with evolving management concepts and practices is as important as monitoring the latest IT trends. These seven books will ensure that your business management skills keep pace with your IT knowledge.

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Top 20 project management methodologies

Choosing the right project management methodology is essential. Here are the 20 most popular project management methodologies (PMMs) in practice today.

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7 IT leadership lessons learned from COVID-19

IT leaders from HP, McAfee, Johnson Controls, and other enterprises reflect on what they learned after leading teams through a full year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How the governments of Africa are prioritising resilience in the pandemic era

For governments and public sector agencies across Africa, investment in IT is no longer a luxury. In many cases, it has become the only way for the public sector to continue to serve its citizens during the Covid-19 pandemic. This...

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How to build (and sustain) high-performing IT teams

With shorter chains of command and by ‘not shooting for perfection,’ CIOs are emerging from the chaos of 2020 with higher-performing technology teams.

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Inside the NZ tax system overhaul that was too big to fail

A seven-year transformation effort is nearing its end, and its programme manager describes how the “total makeover” was accomplished.

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Top IT spending priorities for 2021

IT budget priorities reflect the pandemic’s ongoing effects, with IT leaders earmarking more for improving remote work, expanding digital initiatives, and enhancing customer experience.

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AI governance: Reducing risk while reaping rewards

With AI moving from pilots to production, enterprises must establish cross-departmental oversight strategies focused on data quality, compliance, ethics, and more.

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What is data governance? A best practices framework for managing data assets

Data governance defines roles, responsibilities, and processes for ensuring accountability for and ownership of data assets across the enterprise.

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10 common ERP mistakes to avoid

From underbudgeting to not letting the business drive the project, IT leaders must beware the following pitfalls when implementing or updating an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system — or migrating one to the cloud.

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4 ways to turn COVID quick fixes into permanent business value

Organizational changes undertaken to survive the pandemic hold promise for ensuring businesses thrive in the years to come — if those shifts are made permanent fixtures of CIO strategies.

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The rise of the Execution Management System

What separates AltaVista and Google? Faraday Future and Tesla? Blockbuster and Netflix? Some of those companies beat their illustrious competitors to market, some had more money and experience, but the story of business winners...

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