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Toward a new hybrid cloud – the one CIOs always wanted

Cloud providers built their hybrid offerings at least in part to hold customers intent on repatriating data and workloads. But those same services may not be as well suited for the next wave of hybrid.

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Enterprise mobility: Overcoming data access and system integration roadblocks

Always-on remote access is a mini digital transformation project in itself. Here’s how to work toward a seamless experience for all employees.

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Technical architecture: What IT does for a living

Building effective IT 101: Technical architecture is what separates a hard-to-navigate pile of tech from accelerating IT’s ability to get things done.

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How the right automation strategy can unlock data silos

Struggling to make sense of all the data your company creates? The right automation strategy may be your best bet to unlock silos and make data more useful.

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3 steps toward a more innovative business culture

Capturing a culture of innovation in a post-pandemic landscape is perhaps one of the greatest challenges facing organizations. Change cannot happen passively.

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Why Big Tech can't crack healthcare

Technologists cannot disrupt healthcare without a complete understanding of the operating model. Co-creation is the best path forward.

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3 tips for combatting not-invented-here syndrome

Company culture and internal politics can block ideas at any time as they make their perilous journey from concept to value. These techniques will help you knock down those barriers to innovation.

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Traditional ETL processes are blocking digital expansion - it’s time for an alternative

ETL has lost the race to big data. The solution is as simple as reordering the phases of traditional process integration to adopt "ELT".

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7 techniques to enhance your power to persuade

In the workplace, influence is the ability to move someone’s thinking, actions, or decisions in a way that advances your business objectives. These seven concepts and techniques will give your influence skills a boost.

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Back to business, but not back to normal

The pandemic exposed the myth that the "normal" workplace worked. IT leaders have an opportunity to do better for diverse employees as they chart their paths to the future of work.

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The 3 IT processes CIOs need most

Building effective IT 101: Processes matter, but some matter more than others. Here’s where to put your skin in the game as an IT leader.

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IT technical fellowship: A new path to the top

IT pros at the top of their careers as individual contributors are often faced with few career choices: Go into management or stay where they are. Establishing an IT Technical Fellow career track can change that, providing a new way...

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6 ways to harness the value of open data

A treasure trove of free information assets is dispersed across public and private institutions. Here's how can you use that data to drive business success.

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5 ways the CDO can strengthen analytics strategies

Get more value out of your data by avoiding common pitfalls.

teamwork collaboration / leadership / development / developers / abstract data

4 reasons to prioritize developers' infrastructure needs

In the rush to deliver new digital solutions, companies often ignore the needs and requirements of development infrastructures and cut corners in devops processes, resulting in missed problems and costly fixes down the road.

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Sponsor Podcast HCL

Episode 3: Evolving Your Cloud Strategy for Changing Times

Episode 3: There’s no doubt the cloud offers a range of benefits if used to its maximum potential. After the first wave of cloud investment, however, the essential considerations have changed. In this third and final episode our...

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The year of ransomware: Don’t be the next victim

Reducing your susceptibility to an attack will make you a less attractive target to financially motivated cyber-criminals.

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How (and why) to create an emerging technology heat map

Use this rapid assessment tool to uncover the emerging technologies and trends that are of strategic importance to the business.

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