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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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10 technologies that will disrupt business in 2021

From AI to serverless computing, these 10 disruptive technologies and trends are transforming the business landscape in the wake of the pandemic and beyond.

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CIO resumes: 9 best practices and 8 strong examples

If you’re stuck on how to write your resume for a CIO position, here are nine best practices from industry professionals — and real-world examples of winning CIO resumes.

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Mars Perseverance rover landing: How IT supports NASA and JPL’s Mars 2020 mission

Last month, the Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars following a six-and-half-month journey from Earth through space. Over the next Martian year (or, over 600 days here on Earth), the rover will search for signs of ancient...

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10 steps to avoid digital transformation failure

Executive sponsors play a key role in the success (or failure) of digital transformations. Taking these essential actions will tip the scales in your favor.

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6 hot infrastructure and operations trends — and 5 going cold

When it comes to infrastructure and production systems, stability is king. And yet change persists, as organizations seek greater security and faster speeds — without sacrificing reliability.

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NZ retailer Warehouse Group adopts agile to drive digital transformation

CDO Michelle Anderson says IT has benefitted from the methodology as retail faces significant shifts in technology to support changed customer behaviours.

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