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    How to be cloud smart in a cloud-first world

    Too often the enticing promises of the cloud can lure companies into hasty solutions that prove costly and inefficient, Amit Jha of TaskUs writes. 

    Amit Jha • Nov. 15, 2021
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    A CIO's guide to developing a low-code/no-code strategy

    The technology promises to transform how applications are created, yet companies have to rethink who can, and should, develop self-service tools. (Hint: It's no longer just engineers.) 

    Christian Kelly, Sriram Sabesan • Nov. 5, 2021
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    The evolving role of CIO: 5 ways to thrive in the spotlight

    Though traditionally implementers, CIOs are making decisions from a prominent seat at the table. How can CIOs best meet the role's demands?

    Chris Fielding • Nov. 1, 2021
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    How to digitally accelerate during crisis fatigue

    Ongoing disruptions are unsettling business plans and triggering enterprise process review. This, in turn, increases symptoms of fatigue among employees, and the IT organization is not immune.

    Mary Mesaglio • Oct. 18, 2021
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    How to train, test and maintain AI and machine learning models

    To understand the skill required to train them, it's useful to get a sense of the model creation process — from start to finish.

    Steven Kursh and Art Schnure • Oct. 7, 2021
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    Migrating to the cloud: How to ensure a successful transition

    Companies need to be proactive and consider the impact of cloud migration on engineering culture, employee satisfaction and business growth.

    Madhuri Sesha Sarma • Oct. 6, 2021
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    How introspection can stop the Great Resignation

    Employees quitting en masse is creating a "brain drain," and companies must act swiftly to improve the digital experience to ensure current and future employees feel supported and productive.

    Yassine Zaied • Sept. 27, 2021
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    3 keys steps to facilitate robust, sustainable learning programs

    It's vital companies cultivate an environment of learning and upskilling, enabling employees to develop their knowledge and skills.

    Michael Voegele • Sept. 17, 2021
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    How my winding path to CIO taught me to mentor women in tech

    ScanSource SVP and CIO Rachel Hayden knew she wanted to become a CIO after realizing the role didn't require having technical answers for every question.

    Rachel Hayden • Sept. 13, 2021
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    6 measures CIOs can take to protect trade secrets

    Though under the umbrella of security, reasonable measures to protect trade secrets often involve different, albeit related, objectives.

    Steven Kursh and Pratike Patel • Sept. 7, 2021
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    The CIO's role in maintaining a strong supply chain

    Supply chains are no longer focused wholly on just-in-time delivery and logistics any more than CIOs are focused entirely on help desks and printers.

    Jason Dury, Jack O’Meara • Aug. 30, 2021
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    Retraining women in tech for the post-pandemic workforce

    Even a year off the job can make for a daunting gap to address in an interview with a potential employer. 

    Roz Ho • Aug. 23, 2021
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    Don't let pandemic-driven tech decisions impact future tech strategy

    While the pandemic brought significant challenges, it also exacerbated several existing issues.

    Matthew Guarini • Aug. 16, 2021
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    A CIO's guide to innovating cloud innovation

    Executives can identify the business processes that need to be transformed to create a range of potential outcomes where cloud is uniquely positioned to support the organization.

    Lars Cromley and Diana Kearns-Manolatos • Aug. 9, 2021
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    3 common reasons IT modernization efforts fail

    For the best results, it's important to fully understand the snags of digital transformation and how to mitigate them.

    Kyle Tuberson • Aug. 2, 2021
  • 3 ways CIOs can support gender inclusivity in technology

    Not only is diversity and inclusion vital to the health and well-being of employees, diverse teams also bring better ideas.

    Kim Anstett • July 26, 2021
  • CIO leadership takes on an even greater strategic role as digitalization accelerates

    Technology leaders are better positioned than ever to drive strategic alignment across their organizations. Here's how to get started.

    Peter A. High • July 14, 2021
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    How businesses can drive innovation while delivering operational excellence

    Rapid technological adjustments changed the way CIOs approached strategy and allowed them to simultaneously work on different goals.

    Jeff Reihl • July 12, 2021
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    Gartner: 12 rules of the road for hybrid work teams

    Ground rules must be customized and updated regularly by each team to help create a sense of agency and control over hybrid working.

    Matt Cain • July 6, 2021
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    Eliminating tech silos: 3 best practices for business leaders to achieve tech visibility

    Tech visibility may sound straightforward, but operationalizing it requires businesses to investigate and redefine the scope of various business functions.

    Sathish Muthukrishnan • June 29, 2021
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    Rethinking the perimeter: How to bring confidential data workloads to the public cloud

    Despite its porous nature and generally reactive stance to threats, a network perimeter still deflects the vast majority of attacks.

    Dan Petrozzo • June 14, 2021
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    Why CIOs must become jack-of-all-trades in a technology-focused world

    Innovation and digital transformation remain essential, but for IT leaders to succeed in 2021 and beyond, they must be prepared to wear a number of hats.

    Lloyd Adams • June 7, 2021
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    4 guidelines for SaaS spend optimization

    The top areas of opportunity for optimizing SaaS spend come from identifying the low-hanging fruit.

    Jason Patterson • June 1, 2021
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    Securing data in a hybrid work world

    Companies must be vigilant and agile to mitigate data-based risk in a fast-paced, global business environment that is constantly changing.

    Sundhar Rajan • May 21, 2021
  • 5 reasons sustainability needs to be part of digital transformation strategies

    CIOs are well positioned to lead digital transformation and to design operating models that leverage data for deeper insights. One area of increasing importance for CIOs is sustainability.

    Chris Nardecchia • April 1, 2021