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How to win over your board of directors

A 15-minute board presentation can make or break a promising career. Leaders offer CIOs advice meeting board needs and expectations and winning their lasting support and respect.

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7 IT cost-cutting mistakes you must avoid

Are you cutting costs or cutting corners? Your job may depend on knowing the difference.

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Top IT spending priorities for 2021

IT budget priorities reflect the pandemic’s ongoing effects, with IT leaders earmarking more for improving remote work, expanding digital initiatives, and enhancing customer experience.

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7 tips for selling the C-suite on IT investments

Salesmanship is a key skill in getting buy-in for IT spend. Here’s how to rally support for IT projects by crafting sales pitches that put busines benefits — not the technology itself — front and center.

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12 IT budget tricks to reduce costs post-COVID

The pandemic has seen more weight thrust on IT’s shoulders, but often not the bump in budget to support it. Here are a dozen tips on trimming costs in response to strategic shifts in the wake of COVID-19.

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10 IT budgeting mistakes to avoid

Cost savings remains a huge area of focus for IT leaders, who have a ways to go before they master the complex task of building a great IT budget.

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15 SLA mistakes IT leaders still make

From treating service-level agreements as a one-time exercise to failing to establish escape clauses, IT leaders should avoid these pitfalls when partnering with IT service and cloud partners to drive business value.

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7 signs it's time to kill an IT investment

Saying good-bye is hard to do. Worse, however, is pouring precious resources into a project that's doomed to failure.

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Top 8 challenges IT leaders will face in 2021

Facilitating the future of work and securing a hybrid working environment top the list of tough, pandemic-inflected issues IT leaders must navigate this year.

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7 ways to gain control over cloud spend

Does it seem like a sizable portion of your organization's cloud budget is disappearing into thin air? Here's how to bring some of that money back home.

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The CIO’s cost-optimization playbook: 7 tips for tight times

IT leaders lend advice on optimizing IT for value when budgets get lean — without impairing growth projects.

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Best bang for your IT budget

With budgets uncertain and project priorities pivoting in the wake of the pandemic, IT leaders are finding several key areas worth investing in.

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CIO-CISO Collaboration: How to Prioritise IT and Security Budgets

In this webinar, Davide Del Vecchio, CISO at a UK sports and entertainment technology provider, and Chris Adjei-Ampofo, CIO at Uphold Inc, discuss how CISOs and CIOs can collaborate in a time when budgets might be constrained.

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3 factors for implementing contact tracing in the workplace

As businesses plan to return to the office, CIOs need to develop a contact tracing strategy for a safe working environment.

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CIOs rethink the 18-month IT plan, post-COVID

The dramatic events of 2020 have IT leaders adjusting mid-range roadmaps on the fly, fast-tracking productivity, automation and customer initiatives while forgoing previously planned upgrades.

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7 low-cost, high-impact IT initiatives you can launch today

Launching an impactful project doesn't have to break your budget. Here are seven performance-boosting initiatives to push your organization forward — even in lean times.

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Sharp IT budget cuts expected in wake of COVID-19

Gartner and IDC see global IT spending dropping precipitously this year, with cloud services an exception as enterprises accelerate transformational strategies.

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11 ways to cut hidden fat from your IT budget

As the economy takes a turn and IT budget forecasts slip downward, it’s time to tighten up your technical stack — before the CFO comes calling.

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