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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
  • How to pitch cloud to the C-suite and board

    Winning approval for a cloud project may take a different set of skills and a new way of preparing for what could be a higher-level conversation.

    Bob Moore • March 25, 2021
  • Gartner: 7 digital business resolutions for 2021 for CIOs to manage up

    Stronger C-suite relationships will help CIOs leverage the clout needed to help shape business agendas post-pandemic.

    Mark Raskino • March 19, 2021
  • 4 reasons to invest in entry-level cloud talent

    So, how does an industry suddenly create a large number of highly qualified cloud professionals with 15-plus years of experience? It doesn't. 

    Kevin Kelly • March 15, 2021
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    Gartner: How CIOs can make a business case for AI

    Businesses will have to find the particular scenario, problem statement or use case that employs AI as part of the solution.

    Moutusi Sau • Jan. 27, 2021
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    Avoiding cloud sprawl: 5 considerations for managing a multicloud environment

    Organizations need to closely manage multicloud environments so they operate toward a shared mission. Here are five ways to make a multicloud environment more effective.

    John Pisano, Jimmy Pham • Nov. 13, 2020
  • Ripe for digital disruption: Which industries are most at risk and why

    With threats from the pandemic, the wide implementation of AI, regulation and shifts in demographics, some companies are more at risk for disruption than ever before. 

    Shriram Natarajan • Nov. 10, 2020
  • 5 keys to managing remote technology teams

    Qualtrics CTO John Thimsen writes about lessons learned running an engineering organization in a pandemic, a far cry from the side-by-side work that was previously the norm. 

    John Thimsen • Oct. 9, 2020
  • Why should anyone trust AI?

    Artificial intelligence holds great potential for economic recovery if business leaders use it responsibly, Mastercard's Ed McLaughlin writes. 

    Ed McLaughlin • Oct. 2, 2020
  • Gartner: 7 traits of highly successful digital leaders

    As the physical and digital worlds become indistinguishable, the best leaders are still clear that digital is a means, not an end. 

    Mary Mesaglio, Apoorva Chhabra • Sept. 24, 2020
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    How to build a citizen developer program

    Using citizen developers and low- and no-code tools, companies can more quickly develop applications that address specific business needs without significantly expanding their IT budget.

    Karen Renner • Sept. 1, 2020
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    A remote workforce, urban exodus and opportunities emerging from the pandemic

    Pepperdine's Charla Griffy-Brown writes about opportunities for community building and employee arrangements with the potential for addressing problems the pandemic unveiled in stark reality.

    Charla Griffy-Brown • Aug. 3, 2020
  • Investing in too many cybersecurity tools could hurt defenses

    While programs, software and tools are essential to any cybersecurity defense plan, these must work in tandem with security educated employees. 

    Samuel Bocetta • July 30, 2020
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    How engineering leaders can enable high-performing, connected remote teams

    Hector Aguilar, president of technology at Okta, offers insights about how he is keeping his team connected, engaged and empowered while working remotely. 

    Hector Aguilar • July 27, 2020