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The stretch assignment: A CIO's path to burnishing business cred

Transformational projects, culture change, new roles and emerging technologies helped IT leaders from Equinix, Procter & Gamble, 84 Lumber and BP earn credibility from the business.

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5 hot infrastructure and operations trends — and 4 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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Welcome to Insider Pro

For more than 50 years, IDG has earned the trust of its readers with authoritative coverage of the technology industry. Insider Pro is the natural evolution of the insightful coverage our publications have produced for decades.

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How to avoid collaboration burnout

While collaboration tools are pervasive in the enterprise, practices for smartly managing the flow of information created by and in them is not. As a result, these tools often lead to overload and burnout.

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7 tech buzzwords to cancel in 2020

Tech is an industry all too often fueled by hype, but some CIOs are fed up. Here IT leaders from retail, health care, consulting and other sectors discuss tech catch-all jargon they’d like to see dumped.

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Chief intelligence officer champions data for good

“This is something all of us, whether in the private or public sector, can work on,” says Dr. Youssef Alhammadi of the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi

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20 IT resolutions for 2020

The new decade finds technology changing faster than ever. IT leaders must balance a wide array of priorities in developing a strategic agenda that can keep up.

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6 digital transformation success stories

Anheuser-Busch InBev, McKesson, Barings and other companies are steering digital initiatives to drive business growth and operational efficiency. These digital transformation examples detail IT leaders’ strategies, implementations and...

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4 tech startup predictions for 2020

Capital markets are in transition, unicorns are falling and geopolitical instability abounds. That adds up to an 'interesting' climate for tech startups.

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4 tech recruitment trends to watch in 2020

... and how they are impacting skills in demand

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Technology and trust run in parallel at NZ Police

Deputy chief executive Mark Evans and CIO Rob Cochrane discuss how the NZ Police is working together - and differently - as ICT becomes a critical component of policing

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CIOs discuss their top priorities for 2020

At the start of this new year, CIOs are focusing on more than just technological innovations and the latest greatest app or gadget to bring into their organization. They’re turning big picture, identifying ways to seamlessly embed...

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8 tips for reducing technical debt (without killing operations)

Cutting corners is all well and good until a development project hurtles into a reliability and financial black hole. Here’s how to avoid the perils of technical debt.

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Target's new tech operating model hits the mark

CIO Mike McNamara’s bold bet on product management, agile, DevOps and reskilling has helped turn around the big box chain.

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Top 9 challenges IT leaders will face in 2020

From skills shortages to privacy concerns, tech execs will need to overcome a number of hurdles along their digital journeys this year.

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Most popular tech stories of 2019

Insider Pro subscribers pick the Top 10 articles published in our debut year.

Discover five emerging tech trends with transformational impact

Migrating ERP to the cloud

Vendors are certainly pushing for this application modernization. But where are CIOs on this and how can they make it a business success?

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Applying cognitive science to champion data-management adoption

Business relationship managers today have new techniques to make data management stickier. Mix it up for greater data-enablement adoption.

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