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Considering an innovation practice? Think location, location, location

One of the greatest untapped innovation resources are world-class institutions of higher learning. Institutions of higher learning not only attract top talent but provide on-demand lab environments and nurture a culture of...

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Big data challenges impacting data-driven business goals

IT leaders need to understand the opportunities big data presents so they can overcome the various challenges and remain competitive in the growing data-centric economy.

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Does anyone have a talent win? Anyone?!

By regularly asking for talent wins -- employee achievements, team accomplishments, etc. -- you’ll create an environment where successes become a dominant part of the culture.

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How product development drives competitive advantage in the digital age

Great technology doesn’t always win. Good thinkers fail to execute. Whether software is your product, or you need to enrich and amplify products and services digitally in order to compete at speed and scale, a strong product...

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Why Bezos is right and Buffett is wrong about business disruption

Recent statements by two industry titans, Warren Buffet and Jeff Bezos, offer opposing viewpoints on one of the most important topics in business today: how companies and industries get disrupted. Only one of them can be right. I’m...

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What is an enterprise wide agile transformation and why CIOs should lead it

More CEOs are considering enterprise wide agile transformations, enabling a significant opportunity for CIOs to lead their organization’s process, culture and mindset changes.

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Everything is improv!

Creativity, innovation and disruption rule business today. So, the idea of incorporating improvisation – or improv as it’s popularly known – as a potential engine for creativity into tech organizations makes sense.

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Measuring the value of the business analyst role

Once we see a business analyst in action, we can see the value. But how do you quantify soft skills of an enabler that helps others be more successful and deliver greater value? Let’s consider some metrics and ways to approach...

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Process innovation

Where should CIOs be driving innovation? And how should they deliver on the promise of innovation?

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Made in India? Vietnam? Mexico?

Due to the US trade war with China, accusations of China’s theft of US intellectual property, China’s cyberattacks, China’s human rights violations, conflict in the South China Sea and the total US economic and political competition...

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Running with data: Under Armour creates immersive, digital customer experience

Under Armour combines its physical and digital products to help its customers achieve their fitness goals.

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Fear of premature escalation (FPE): Diagnose and treat this silent ERP program killer

Recognizing the early warning signs and taking appropriate action can reduce the overall impact of this affliction, which can be deadly for an ERP project.

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Data governance is key to a data-driven business

Data governance isn't complicated, but its implementation requires expert advice, as well as local knowledge of the company and its peculiarities to develop a solution that brings real benefits.

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How to thrive in the subscription economy

A potential win-win-win for customers, business and investors means technology leaders should quickly take charge to realize the opportunity of this business model innovation.

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Power(apps) to the people

At its annual Build developer conference, Microsoft aims to please coders and front-line workers alike with its drag-and-drop Power app-building platform.

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Why data governance matters – and who should own it?

Should CIOs take an active role in data governance? Their organizations may need it to survive even if they don’t grock the business value.

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7 reasons IT services deals fail – and how to resolve disputes

When IT services deals break down, it can cause extraordinary pain for both the customer and service provider. Here's how to fix broken deals and mend the customer-supplier relationship.

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Protecting the digital economy

Our tech-addicted society has become much more vulnerable to cyberattacks, requiring CEOs to put security at the forefront of their agenda.

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