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The rise and rise of the IT chief of staff

As CIOs play a larger role in digitization, the IT chief of staff is fast becoming indispensable.

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Rethinking Disruption: Who Are You Competing Against?

Michael Frendo of Polycom takes a look at the world of competition. Why your competitors could actually be partners.

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CIO Career Coach: Rethink Shadow IT

How CIOs can shift their approach to shadow IT.

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Two ITIL processes that will protect your existence

IT service management (ITSM) and IT infrastructure library (ITIL) have become the dominant approach and best practices for operational excellence in most IT organizations. Yet, I question why many organizations have implemented only...

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4 Tips for a successful virtual network deployment

As new technologies like software defined networking, SD-WAN, cloud computing and the Internet of Things continue to grow in maturity and adoption, organizations are faced with transforming their network to keep up with the changes....

Taking a critical look at Workplace by Facebook

Amid the emergence of enterprise social networking (ESN) platforms over the past decade, creating a "Facebook-in-the-enterprise" became a kind of short-hand exhortation by vendors and customer aspirants alike: Could we recreate the...

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Millennials, P2P payments and FinTechs: what banks should be watching in 2017

A 2016 CapGemini study found that customers believed that their banking experience had improved. They were, in general, happy about the experience they received at their retail banks - a credit to the investment and energy that has...

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What kind of workspaces do employees want?

Today’s employees want mobility and flexibility, and they don’t see work as something that must be defined by a physical space.

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3 ways big firms can compete with startups for top tech talent

With mounting competition from startups, how can corporate IT teams win the war for tech talent?

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A tech company CEO de-hypes digital transformation

ServiceNow’s new CEO, John Donahoe, provided a master class in how tech company CEOs should be talking about real-world digital transformation.

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5 steps to ending generational stereotypes

Stereotypes of any kind are harmful to an organization, and that includes generational stereotypes. Here's how to get rid of them.

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3 ways your culture may be sabotaging innovation

If your business is struggling to adapt to the digital age due to a lack of innovation, it might be time to reconsider your company culture.

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8 ways to manage an internet or security crisis

IT, communications and security experts share tips on what to do when your business is hit with an IT-related disaster, such as a cyberattack, an ecommerce site crash or a software failure.

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CIO Career Coach: Bringing a product management mindset to IT

In a world where software drives revenue for many organizations, CIO.com blogger Martha Heller demonstrates the importance of bringing a product management mindset to IT.

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Why digital disruption leaves no room for bimodal IT

Digital disruption is forcing CIOs and other IT leaders to choose holistic operating models over two-speed technology deployment.

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The need to automate routine work has never been higher

In a new ServiceNow study, business leaders say they are overloaded with data and that manual processes squelch creativity, productivity and revenue generation.

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What it takes to be a security architect

While the path to security architect varies, anyone considering the role should have a passion for IT infrastructure and protecting data.

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CIOs are totally stressed out: Here’s how to help

Caught between trying to maintain legacy systems and be agile enough to foresee trends in the market, CIOs feel pulled in two different directions.

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