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Mitigating the hidden risks of digital transformation

New, cross-discipline risk management techniques are necessary to securely reap the benefits of transformative technologies.

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Women in tech statistics: The hard truths of an uphill battle

Despite national conversations about gender diversity in tech, women are still underrepresented, underpaid and often discriminated against in the tech industry, numbers show.

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Why IT projects still fail

Despite strategic alignment among IT and business leaders, technical and transformational initiatives still fall flat at an alarming rate. Here’s how IT can learn from its mistakes.

Satya Jayadev, CIO, Skyworks Solutions

How Skyworks embraced self-service IT

CIO Satya Jayadev and his team are democratizing technology and creating a self-service model to empower business users.

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New IBM sales strategy catches CIOs’ attention

IBM is streamlining its operations and simplifying its sales approach to align with a honed focus on hybrid cloud. Will CIOs buy from the revamped business?

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What is a solutions architect? A vital role for IT-business alignment

Solutions architects are a vital role in any organization that wants to align its business goals and needs with IT services, products, software, and infrastructure.

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7 ways COVID-19 has changed IT forever

Things will never be the same. Here’s a look at what IT will look like as the COVID-19 threat recedes.

Bhuvana Badrinathan, CIO, Convergint

Convergint builds data science team from the ground up

The installer of integrated building systems’ first-ever CIO, Bhuvana Badrinathan, launched data capabilities to predict sales revenue using automated data ingestion and feature engineering.

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16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

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How to hire and retain Black tech pros — for real

Turning diversity intentions into reality means going outside your comfort zone and making a sustained effort engage, honor, and understand the African American community.

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5 ways to build trust between business and IT

Most organizational dysfunction is the symptom of a greater problem: Business-IT trust has broken down. Here’s how smart CIOs repair those rifts — or foster trust from the get-go.

Lisa Davis, CIO, Blue Shield of California

Inside Blue Shield of California's IT operating model overhaul

For CIO Lisa Davis, the transformation to a product-focused operating model is key to realizing the health plan provider's digital health vision.

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Where to find and recruit Black tech pros

Don’t believe the myth that there’s a shortage of qualified Black IT workers. Black tech talent abounds, if you truly reach into the African American community.

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What IT leaders are doing to boost Blacks in tech

Attuned to racial inequities and the benefits of diversity, some IT leaders are overhauling pipelines, rethinking retention, and encouraging Black IT pros to grow their networks and careers.

Ian Pitt, CIO, LogMeIn

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.

Mindy Ferguson, managing vice president of technology, commercial digital channels, Capital One

LGBTQ IT exec: Why inclusion is critical to corporate culture

Mindy Ferguson, a managing vice president at Capital One, discusses the importance of senior leaders fostering a feeling of belonging, which is often missing from diversity and inclusion efforts.

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Project management guide: Tips, strategies, best practices

Project management plays a crucial role in enabling business transformation. Here is a breakdown of what project management is and how to execute it effectively in service of strategic goals.

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4 tips for selling a transformation project to your CEO

A successful transformation initiative can establish your position as a business leader, not just a technology guru – but first you have to sell it to your boss.

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Northwell Health’s new HR cloud faced early COVID test

When the pandemic hit New York, the local healthcare provider was able to turn a test analytics environment into a live dashboard for managing staffing needs.

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User acceptance: 5 tips for ensuring digital success

Those most impacted by digital transformations can make or break your success. Here’s how to leverage their insights, address their pain points, and exceed their expectations.

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