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6 hot infrastructure and operations trends — and 5 going cold

When it comes to infrastructure and production systems, stability is king. And yet change persists, as organizations seek greater security and faster speeds — without sacrificing reliability.

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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.

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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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5 starting points for agile transformation

Legacy systems and complexity can make agility difficult, but not impossible. Here are five steps any company can take to achieve agility.

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Application rationalization: Streamlining your IT portfolio

IT leaders are increasingly launching application rationalization initiatives to cut operational costs and improve resiliency and agility. Here’s how to weed out the waste and reinvest.

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Product-based IT: A bold shift to business value

IT leaders are swapping out project-based IT service delivery in favor of product development models predicated on business outcomes.

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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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What IT leadership looks like in 2021

As IT leaders meet the challenges of the COVID era, only one thing is assured – more change is coming sooner than you think.

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Public cloud: Real-world examples of strategic success

Companies are increasingly leveraging the public cloud as a strategic tool for digital transformation. IT leaders lend advice on driving business agility and innovation in the public cloud.

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10 lies CIOs tell themselves

If Achilles had been a CIO, self-deception would be his heel. He’d be sure business-IT alignment is tight, information security bulletproof, and all projects come in on time. CIOs set the stage for disaster by fooling themselves.

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Customer-focused IT: A key CIO imperative, post-COVID

The pandemic has amplified the need to reach customers through digital channels. Here’s how IT leaders in nearly every industry are responding.

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13 'best practices' IT should avoid at all costs

From telling everyone they're your customer to establishing a cloud strategy, these "industry best practices" are sure to sink your chances of IT success.

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11 old-school IT principles that still rule

Technology changes rapidly, but beneath the buzzwords, the fundamentals of sound IT strategy remain. Here are 11 legacy IT tenets that still reign — when applied in their modernized guise.

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What is DataOps? Collaborative, cross-functional analytics

DataOps (data operations) is an emerging discipline that brings together DevOps teams with data engineer and data scientist roles to provide the tools, processes and organizational structures to support the data-focused enterprise.

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4 promising AR/VR pilots in business

Augmented reality and virtual reality implementations are emerging across several sectors, thanks to their value in providing remote training and hands-free access to information.

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6 hidden risks of IT automation

Automation is increasingly seen as a key IT strategy for competitive advantage, but pitfalls await those who fail to heed precautions.

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IT leaders grapple with the new normal

Five articles examine the challenges faced by leaders across all segments of IT – and the solutions that have made a difference.

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The hidden costs of outsourcing

Calculating the total cost of IT services has always been a challenge, but the changing nature of IT coupled with unexpected expenses revealed during the COVID-19 crisis could leave your organization exposed to even more surprises...

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