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The new IT skills mandate for digital success

New emphasis on business value, agility, and customer experience has IT leaders remaking the IT skills mix, with upskilling strategies aimed at unearthing hidden talent within.

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The dirty secret of data analytics: Culture of honest inquiry required

For far too many organizations, analysis has been corrupted by a culture of tweaking parameters to support desired outcomes. Here’s how to establish an honest path to data-driven decisions.

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Healthcare CIOs fear (and fend off) ransomware threats amid pandemic

Hospital IT leaders are fending off more hackers looking to capitalize on the COVID-19 crisis for financial gain.

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Synchrony banks on pandemic shift to boost business agility

CIO Carol Juel sees Synchrony Works, a project that the payment processor implemented to shift more than 16,000 employees to WFH during the pandemic, as a blueprint for fueling agility.

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9 ways to tame a bad boss

You don’t have to suffer silently under a difficult manager. Here’s how to manage up, enlist help, and offer feedback to make the best of a challenging leadership situation.

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How pay transparency can help close the wage gap and advance DEI

Without transparency, organizations will struggle to close gender and racial pay gaps and attract the talent they need.

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11 dark secrets of multicloud

In many situations, multicloud architectures make the most sense. But playing the field, baking in agility, and avoiding lock-in can expose your enterprise to hidden costs and issues.

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7 ways CIOs sabotage their own success

The past year has accelerated the need for CIOs to become business leaders. Here’s how many IT chiefs will undercut their ability to step up to the challenges ahead.

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Domino’s orders up MLOps to speed up data science delivery

The popular pizza maker is tapping into the emerging MLOps field, which helps the company’s data science team refresh data models and push them into production without IT’s help.

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12 project management myths to avoid

Don’t let your projects fall prey to the unnecessary confusion, uncertainty, and harm that can result from these all-too-commonly held project management misconceptions.

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HP CISO seeks to transform cybersecurity

HP CISO Joanna Burkey sees a pivot to business partnership as vital for cybersecurity’s success. Inspiring women to join the sector is essential to this shift.

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Ensuring culture fit when hiring remotely

The pandemic’s push to remote work has opened up new talent pools beyond commuting distance. But hiring remotely presents challenges, causing IT leaders to rethink culture and how to assess team fit.

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8 ways to get the most from your managed service provider

A growing number of IT leaders are turning to MSPs to help address challenges posed by rapidly evolving IT services. Here’s how to ensure your MSP provides maximum value and minimal distress.

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13 secrets of a successful cloud ERP migration

Migrating legacy ERP systems to the cloud is a big undertaking rife with gotchas. Here’s how to ensure your massive shift of mission-critical enterprise applications goes smoothly.

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Slack on Slack: A product-based approach to automating operations

Slack’s business technology team is automating tasks for sales, marketing, and other teams as part of a cultural shift to product operations.

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IT leaders re-evaluate skillsets for the long haul

CIOs are meeting talent shortages and transforming tech agendas head on by assessing staff skills and developing roadmaps for obtaining the know-how necessary for long-term success.

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7 IT hiring trends for 2021

COVID-19 sparked immediate change in the technology industry — and businesses have overhauled how they recruit, hire, and retain IT talent as a result.

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How COVID contingency best practices can help save the planet

The shift to a hybrid workforce has had a positive impact not just on productivity and work/life balance, but on the environment and global climate change. Let's keep it that way.

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IT confronts climate change

Data analytics and AI are taking center stage in efforts to combat the fallout of climate change and environmental disasters across the globe.

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Northwestern Mutual CIO takes incremental approach to IT innovation

The insurance and investment company is building an analytics platform and other solutions on an innovation continuum where learning from failure is a means to a better end.

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