IT Strategy

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    Improving day-to-day operations a central IT focus in 2022

    The majority of executives say they now have more accountability for the financial impact of IT investments than in previous years, Snow Software research finds.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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    It's not too late to modernize aging ERP systems

    A complex, expensive process awaits companies that are just now starting ERP modernization. But the risks of delaying upgrades are too high.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    Communication and collaboration software

    To compete in their industries, businesses rely on a growing set of digital tools that bring workers together, making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. But the balance is delicate. 

    By CIO Dive staff
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    Ulta to spend up to $180M on ERP overhaul

    The company expects to see operational benefits from the overhaul, dubbed Project SOAR, in fiscal 2023.

    By Dec. 3, 2021
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    Certified IT employees deliver $10K more in yearly business value: report

    More than nine in 10 tech workers possess at least one IT certification, according to a report from Skillsoft.

    By Nov. 16, 2021
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    Shadow IT is evolving as businesses sanction more apps

    Once solely the domain of super-users with enough technical acumen to surreptitiously set up and run infrastructure and apps, rogue IT now proliferates — and is accepted.

    By Allen Bernard • Nov. 15, 2021
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    Overcoming the collaboration puzzle of hybrid work

    Whether it's avatar robots or digital water coolers, CIOs can assist with how a company spurs collaboration among its ranks.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images supports training, hiring push for 8K veterans

    The initiative will connect veterans with Google certificate training and 12-week fellowships at 400 employers. 

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    CEOs place tech execs atop list of critical C-suite members

    CIOs gained influence in the leadership sphere as technology expanded throughout the organization in the pandemic era.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    What tech leaders are doing about the talent crisis

    As companies squabble to retain and attract top tech talent, leaders are planning to augment training and upskilling initiatives in their organizations.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
  • How 5 big tech companies are approaching hybrid work

    Tech companies deferred multiple back-to-the-office deadlines. Now, hybrid work is the norm — but not all models look the same.

    By Nov. 3, 2021
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    A creativity boom is coming. It could change tech and business operations

    Technology can translate creative energy into better products, employee experiences and operations, Forrester analysts said Tuesday.

    By Nov. 2, 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?

    By Chris Fielding • Nov. 1, 2021
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    The Water Cooler: How 5 execs operate under crisis

    When an outage or attack hits, IT executives must calmly guide the organization toward a resolution. It's often easier said than done.

    By Oct. 29, 2021
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    Walmart digital innovation: 5 takeaways from top tech exec

    Offering contact-free shopping, boosting personalization and improving workforce efficiencies are among the key focuses for the company, according to Global CTO Suresh Kumar.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Oct. 28, 2021
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    Steven Rosenbush, bureau chief, enterprise technology, The Wall Street Journal, (top left) moderating a panel at the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo with Chris Howard , VP and chief of research, Gartner Research, (center); Sheila Jordan, chief digital technology tfficer, Honeywell (top right); Michael Kingston, chief information oficer, L'Oreal Americas (bottom left); and Abhi Dhar, EVP, chief information and technology officer, TransUnion, on Oct. 20, 2021. Retrieved from Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo on Oct. 22, 2021. 

    Modern IT is no longer a nice-to-have — it's a recruiting tactic

    "If we don't have great digital employee experience anywhere our technologists work, we are at risk of losing that talent," said TransUnion's Abhi Dhar. 

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    5 Forrester predictions for the future of IT

    The firm expects IT budgets to grow by 6% in 2022, a sign of sustained enterprise interest in tech acceleration.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
  • 8 executives, analysts on the role of CIOs in business strategy

    Geeks win, empathy reigns and businesses are relearning how to communicate technology goals. An advantage? Shared experience.

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    To win, CIOs must embrace the new — borrowing from other industries

    A future-proof CIO needs to leverage playbooks from other industries, iterating on others' successes while cultivating an obsession with what's new.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    4 predictions for CIOs to watch from Gartner

    What's next for business centers around rethinking operating models and preparing for external threats, from privacy violations to cyberattacks. 

    By Oct. 19, 2021
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    3 lasting changes ahead for business technology leaders

    Shifting the technology playbook, rethinking hybrid and an end to business-as-usual will shape what's next for IT leaders, Gartner analysts laid out in a keynote address.

    By Oct. 19, 2021
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    Gartner: 12 technology trends for 2022 and beyond

    The way back toward sustainable profits and expansion starts with technology investments as CIOs are expected to create resilient IT organizations.

    By Oct. 18, 2021
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    Albertsons to increase focus on modernizing tech under new CFO

    The grocer has considerable work ahead as it looks to move away from using outdated systems and rely more heavily on cloud-based technology. 

    By Sam Silverstein • Oct. 18, 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.

    By Mary Mesaglio • Oct. 18, 2021
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    Nearly one-third of SaaS spend goes to waste, survey says

    Total waste is probably larger than what businesses estimate, according to Brian Adler, senior director of cloud market strategy at Flexera.

    By Oct. 14, 2021
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    Gen Z wants jobs in tech, but retention questions linger

    A generation waiting in the wings. A corporate world eager to fill tech talent vacancies. Culture and compensation can make or break the deal for the rising IT talent class.

    By Oct. 8, 2021