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  • 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
  • Why it's important to build cloud fluency in the enterprise

    No matter what industry or type of business, cloud adoption requires that fundamental changes are discussed, considered and supported across the entire organization, both within IT and non-IT organizations.

    Maureen Lonergan • July 13, 2020
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    A Microsoft bug detection breakthrough has its drawbacks: undetected flaws

    Although an accuracy level of 99% sounds great, given the scale that Microsoft is working on this still leaves a huge number of bugs misidentified — 3,000 a month, in fact. 

    Samuel Bocetta • June 29, 2020
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    4 roles responsible for data management and security

    Companies must make and execute plans for how long data will be kept and when to delete data, particularly those most susceptible to security threats.

    Myke Lyons • June 18, 2020
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    CFO collaboration with CIO is crucial amid COVID-19

    The CFO is adept at measuring costs, managing the balance sheet and navigating murky waters. But determining capabilities and staying ahead of tech trends requires partnership with the CIO.

    Tony Tricarichi • May 15, 2020
  • Gartner: Threats and opportunities facing cloud service providers during COVID-19

    Tech leaders need a thorough understanding of the threats, opportunities and forthcoming events that will occur as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Sid Nag • May 4, 2020
  • Why CIOs should make DevSecOps a priority during the COVID-19 crisis

    Companies around the world are increasing capacity and taking the opportunity to look again at their DevOps processes and build in security from the ground up.

    Samuel Bocetta • April 21, 2020
  • 2 decades of cloud: Where it's been and where it's heading

    As digital transformation accelerates, more applications are becoming cloud native, which presents a unique set of challenges that IT leaders need to address in the next phase of cloud adoption.

    Oussama El-Hilali • April 14, 2020
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    Why Linux containers are a CIO's best friend

    Linux containers are, by their nature, agile. This is key to effectively maneuvering through and rising above any challenges — or opportunities — that come a business's way.

    Brian Gracely • April 7, 2020
  • Gartner: 5 communication recommendations for CIOs during the coronavirus pandemic

    While CIOs may not have overall responsibility for their organization's crisis communications response, their IT teams are turning to them for context and additional clarity.

    Ed Gabrys • March 30, 2020
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    Everyone wants to be more secure —​ as long as it isn't an inconvenience

    Apply that logic for CIOs and IT leaders, except the stumbling block revolves around revenue, or a lack thereof. 

    Marc Mazur • March 19, 2020
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    Coronavirus is testing the newfound resilience of the knowledge economy

    The goal is to ensure economy can function and continue to flourish in times of uncertainty, where employees globally are preparing to work from home for long periods of time, Avaya's CEO writes. 

    Jim Chirico • March 16, 2020
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    An unlikely duo: CIO and CFO dynamic driving transformation success ... and failure

    Removing friction between the CIO and the CFO, building strong working relationships and avoiding counter-behaviors can unlock a reduced IT cost. A principle roadblock? Establishing trust. 

    Gary O’Brien • March 9, 2020