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The Reallocation Benefits of Managed Services

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Business leaders know they must strategically manage all assets to realize their goals and keep their company at the top of its field. However, many focus more on daily routines than optimizing efficiencies over the long term. Reallocating IT resources using managed services allows businesses to make the most of in-house talent and achieve strong business outcomes, optimizing business operations …

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The State of IT 2016: Revenue is Up but IT Budgets Stall [Report]

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“Management is laser-focused on keeping costs low, but doesn’t quite get IT’s importance to the company… until something breaks.” This quote from an unnamed source in the latest State of IT survey from SpiceWorks sums up perfectly the picture in their report of static IT budgets at a time of increased business revenue. Despite an increasing reliance on technology coupled …

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Understanding the Power of Policies for BYOD

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Shadow IT is a credible security threat. For a time, the bring your own device (BYOD) trend was seen as a major contributor to that threat. BYOD does not have to compete with security demands, however. If you embrace it with education and engagement, BYOD can be a tool to launch your company forward. Consider the Need for a Well-Strategized …

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How HR Can Recruit for IT Departments of the Future

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I’ve written a lot about Millennials and the massive impact they are having on the future of work. The largest generation in today’s workforce, they are the generation perfectly matched to ride the wave of digital technology and mobility that came of age more or less at the same time they did, and they’ve helped turn traditional business practices on …

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Five Surprising Traits Top CIOs Need

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Being a successful chief information officer (CIO) requires certain attributes, but you may be surprised that some of the most important ones have little to do with technology. Customer-centric business models are leading today’s industry, essentially requiring that tech expertise is equally matched with people skills. Just recently, I explained how CIOs are the glue holding together business technology, especially …

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Greatest Value CIOs and IT Teams Can Deliver: User Experience

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Your interactions with technology outside of your work environment are completely voluntary. What applications you download, how often and on what device(s) you interface, where you direct your IT energies and loyalties—all the variables surrounding how you consume technology are rooted in your user experience (UX). Would you continue to go back to a platform or application that is inconvenient, …

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Role of the Digital CIO: Lead, Challenge, Disrupt, Transform [Report]

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It wasn’t that long ago that the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) was largely technical, dealing mainly with the delivery and maintenance of IT equipment. With the advent of the digital age, the CIO is beginning to take on a very different, and exponentially more strategic role. This role places them squarely at the center of the boardroom …

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Understanding the Value of Your Hardware to Software Ratio for IT

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Most modern companies evolving within today’s digital landscape are finding a link between the strategic use of hardware and effective software deployments. As a single piece of hardware becomes more powerful and manageable, companies and CIOs can streamline and secure their digital transformation by maximizing their hardware and leveraging their software to power business. Tomorrow’s CIO will focus on leading …

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Merging Technology – Infrastructure, Data Centers, and Networks During and After M&A (Merger and Acquisition)

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Lack of foresight when it comes to merging IT systems is one of the biggest roadblocks to a successful merger and acquisition (M&A). Regardless of the driving force of the union—a synergistic growth strategy, an unanticipated opportunity, or a lucrative buy-out—M&As can be tactical tools for growth. In the not too distant past, M&As weren’t so technically complex; maybe each …

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The CIO’s Guide to Industrial IoT

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What is the industrial internet of things, you ask? Well, according to a recent Global Industrial IoT (internet of things) Market Research report, the industrial internet of things is commonly made up of four end-user segments: Manufacturing, energy and utilities, automotive, and transportation. Toss healthcare in there as well (definitely a member of the IIoT, if not one of the …