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Minimizing the distance between IT and your company’s paying customers

Most IT organizations receive feedback from their company’s paying customers through functional teams that each possess a unique perspective regarding true customer needs. Establishing communication channels that promote more direct...

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You are what you say

The right words can convey more than a thousand pictures.

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Peace or ‘Star Wars’ – US vs. China

China’s technological and scientific “at all costs” expansion threatens global economic and political stability, especially to the United States and its allies. The Chinese threat is just as real as any impending danger from Iran,...

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States should not rush to pass laws affecting auto dealer and auto consumer data

Due to cybersecurity and other impending regulations, patience is key.

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Use stress to propel you forward

Are you stressed out? Learn how to focus on the positives, face your stressors and let that energy propel you to greatness!

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How to get to One IT in one piece

Mergers and acquisitions often result in chaos. Framing your intentions and taking the guesswork out of the future gives your team the clarity it needs to band together and create One IT.

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CIOs who foster a culture of equality empower innovation

When you have a culture of equality, employees feel valued and are more willing and able to innovate. Achieving that in IT comes from the CIO setting the right tone.

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8 factors shaping the future of big data, machine learning and AI

AI and machine learning combined with ever-increasing amounts of data are changing our commercial and social landscapes. A number of themes and issues are emerging within these sectors that CIOs need to be aware of.

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The digital transformation debate: It’s about people AND technology

Technology is an integral part of the strategic themes for digital transformation and the new competencies of the top performers.

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Building your corporate culture: more like a culinary art than a science?

It would be great if building and sustaining a great corporate culture was a simple equation. Then we could get on with doing the “real work” of serving clients and providing solutions. It doesn’t work that way. Creating your culture...

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Can EdTech broaden access to future jobs?

Creative deployment of technology can help teachers make their resources go further in preparing students for new roles emerging in the digital economy.

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Tech days of reckoning

Even for technology veterans, keeping pace with advancements is like chasing a moving train that will always be just a bit faster. Try as you may, you can never quite catch up and, if you stop trying, you will never catch up.

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Are your employee engagement efforts doing exactly the opposite?

While there's a lot of talk about the value of employee engagement, the actions many companies take lead to one-way, often ill-timed, occasional requests for feedback. There are steps you can take to engage your staff and benefit your...

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Lithium-ion a pawn in economic domination

Global manipulation and domination of necessary elements and components like cobalt – a major element for lithium-ion battery storage – may also contribute to global economic and political domination as well. China is investing its...

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Campbell’s CIO: For digital transformation to succeed, connect IT to business strategy

At Campbell Soup Company, business relevance is the foundation of all digital transformation initiatives. It’s about leveraging IT to achieve business goals, says CIO Francisco Fraga.

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What can managers learn from Tiger Woods’ 5th Masters win?

Tiger Woods may have just completed the greatest comeback in the history of sports. His 5th Green Jacket win at the 83rd Masters has some great management principles worth noting.

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The 12 dark secrets of data science

From hidden costs to highly suspect conclusions, data science is not without its detractions and limitations — despite the ongoing hype.

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How can CIOs drive business innovation?

Innovation is typically situational, so CIOs need to be an authentic, reciprocal partners across the business to take advantage of opportunities.

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How a former CIO leads Georgia State University program to train future IT professionals

GSU's Capstone program gives CIS seniors a chance to work on real projects to hone both their technical chops and their soft skills, both of which will accelerate their value in the job market. A Q&A with John Martin, co-director of...

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Data governance – Proving value

How exactly does data governance make a difference?

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