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Does Your CIO Have a Vision for the Future?

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I’ve talked a lot about the importance of culture in building and sustaining successful organizations, especially in the digital age. With employees facing so much change—from software and tech changes to org structure and service offerings—companies need strong leadership to guide their employees through the ever-present transitions. But where—or better yet, who—should that vision come from? That’s one of the most hotly contested …

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Removing the Silos in the C-Suite

In CIO/IT by Daniel Newman3 Comments

Silos—they’re the cockroaches of legacy organizations and pre-digital business mindset. Siloed departments can be an impediment to efficiency, culture, and even a company’s overall mission, especially in the high-speed digital age. But while many of us have embraced the concept of trying to break down those silos in our companies, we haven’t quite figured out how to break them down …

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DevOps: How to Navigate the Chaos and Come Out the Other Side

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DevOps—the continuous development, deployment and delivery of software—is here to stay, and it’s an approach to be seriously considered for any business that wants to remain competitive in today’s fast-paced world. DevOps means faster time to market, higher productivity, more stable applications, quicker fixes when issues do arise, and reduced costs and security issues, to name only a few of …

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How to Map Your IT Strategy to Business Goals

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According to Gartner predictions for 2017, nearly a third of IT spending will happen in other departments; the perception is that IT is too slow and unwieldy, so operations outsources their IT needs. IT management requires a proactive, business-centric approach to work towards mutual company goals and create efficiency. “You need to be clear on what the strategy is, be …

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Transform Your IT Department with IT-as-a-Service

In CIO/IT by Daniel Newman1 Comment

The as-a-service model supplies businesses with scalable, consumption-based services to increase speed and agility while driving revenue and reducing costs. As businesses have turned towards Software as a Service (SaaS), Video Conferencing as a Service (VCaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and even Cloud as a Service (CaaS) to lower costs and increase agility, it makes sense that IT as …

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Top IT Trends to Watch in 2017

In CIO/IT by Bobby Boughton2 Comments

In an increasingly competitive economy, being agile and having the ability to recover quickly drives technological development. Cutting-edge technology improves productivity, creates competitive advantages, enhances business continuity, and defines cybersecurity practices. As IT advancements create shifts in daily workflows and develop best practices, those who use state-of-the-art technology and adopt the right trends will benefit. We’ve gathered top IT trends …

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The CIO’s Role in the Digital Transformation Process

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Digital transformation is the business buzzword du jour, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Digital transformation is the strategic leveraging of digital technologies to change business processes, activities, and competencies, while at the same time evolving business culture to adapt to these changes. As data initiatives (and IT in general) become more widely integrated across companies, CIOs are …

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What’s the Deal with Hyperconvergence?

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Hyperconvergence is a complicated-sounding word for the technology that simplifies life. It offers storage, computing, networking, and virtualization all in one package. Hyperconvergence systems store and utilize components working in tandem from a single vendor. These systems are becoming more and more mainstream as more businesses seek to simplify their workflow. Hyperconvergence technology challenges traditional data center architecture—that is, the …

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Converting Shadow IT into Change Adoption

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Fast-paced technological advances have inadvertently opened the door to increased risks from shadow IT. Cloud-based solutions have given non-IT professionals the opportunity to create and implement applications that expedite workflow. Without being able to control or secure these on-the-fly solutions, chief information officers (CIOs) may see the movement as a security threat. However, efforts to squash the rise of shadow …

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From Platform-Centric to People-Centric IT

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Just as the focus shifted from hardware to software in the modern business world, we’re now seeing a similar transformation with IT models. Platform-centric IT models and design (where companies base the majority of their IT around a single solution ecosystem) are making way for people-centric models. The future of technology does not lie with complex applications overly laden with …