An IT strategic plan is supposed to give management and staff a framework for what they are doing over the next three to five years — but does it?
Many organizations are improving their analytics practices by incorporating data from third-party providers. Here’s a look at the risks and best practices.
Chief information officers have dealt with staff burnout issues for years — but what about their own?
When, if ever, does it make sense to pit vendors against one another in a technology bakeoff?
Employee self-service portals can improve employee engagement and give employees more autonomy. Here’s a look at how IT can optimize these platforms and avoid the pitfalls.
CIOs, CEOs, and other business executives acknowledge data’s importance, but its stature as an asset remains unclear.
There is seldom a software installation or major upgrade that proceeds flawlessly. How can you minimize disruption and encourage users as they get used to a new system?
Is network quality of service required or just an option? Increasingly, companies are beginning to view it as mission critical.
Legacy systems are frequently viewed unfavorably in the IT world, but they’re still delivering IT and business value. The challenge for CIOs and other IT leaders is deciding in which legacy systems to continue to invest.
First there was the chief information officer, and then companies started adding chief data officers and chief technology officers. What strategic deliverables do companies expect from their IT leaders?
Change management is as big a concern now as it was 30 years ago. What steps can chief information officers take to effectively navigate change? Here are four suggestions.
Graph databases facilitate processing and analytics of large sets of data, but IT is still in early stages of adoption. Now is a good time to think about whether they’re a fit and where to initiate.
As companies strive to improve their customer experiences, IT is playing a pivotal role. Here are the results so far and what still needs to be done.
We’ve all seen the headlines about IT workers and other professionals digging their heels in the ground about coming back to the office. Here are four ways IT leaders can navigate this sticky situation.
Whether environment, social, and governance initiatives are written into your IT plan or not, they’re going to play a major role. Now is the time to start strategizing.
Which cloud budgeting approaches should CIOs consider — and which areas of budget waste should be targeted for cost improvements? Here are four ways to control your cloud spend.
For years, IT has been perceived by users as being insular and even technologically ‘arrogant’. How important is it for CIOs to stress user empathy with their business analysts?
Now that IoT and initiatives like Industry 4.0 in manufacturing have pushed IT to the edge, how does IT support them? By reinventing support. Here are seven strategies.
As companies digitalize, they expect more than ever from their chief information officers.
With more focus being placed on areas like edge computing and cyber intrusions, how will corporate risk management change, and what audits should you plan on performing?
When it comes to cyber security, there are plenty of risks to go around. Here’s a look at some of the top threats and what steps can IT take to avoid security breaches.
The digitalization process has focused on digitalizing information. Business processes have changed, too — but often with organizations not getting the impact that they thought they would. Do employees have the digital skills they need?
In 2021, most chief information officers and IT leaders thought they had addressed environmental sustainability — but 2022 presents another story. Here are six things to focus on if you haven’t already.
IT is facing significant talent shortages, and new HR AI talent recruiting systems are touted as being able to help. How do these systems work, and where to apply them?
With the rise of unstructured big data, a new wave of data repositories has come into use that don’t always involve a data warehouse.
As IT continues to outsource more applications to vendors, it’s time to rethink vendor relationships and turn them into stronger partnerships.
The move of more compute to the cloud and the edge has many organizations rethinking their need for data centers — yet data centers aren’t going away and neither should ‘data center thinking.’
Networks are evolving from manual monitoring to automated monitoring to observability. What’s the best way to orchestrate this evolution, and what are the critical issues that IT needs to address?
Almost every organization has engaged in preliminary artificial intelligence modeling and experimentation. But there is still much to be done before most can take full advantage of AI.
IT continues to expand DevOps use, but there are still some quirks and limitations that are tripping it up.
DevOps and the implementation of more no-code and low-code applications are changing the way organizations approach software development. Does software maintenance need to change, too?
To compete in the future, enterprises need fast answers and the ability to share uniform information to everyone. That’s why IT leadership must garner support for data fabrics now.
Too many applications get deployed, and the customer is last to know.
There was a time when applications and software systems lived at the top of the mission-critical list. But with so much now depending on the network, could this be changing?
IT is still viewed as a support function that is not central to the business. This can make it difficult for CIOs to ascend to CEO positions, but not impossible.
No one doubts the value of cloud computing, but it doesn’t mean that cloud services providers can’t improve performance. How can they make life for their enterprise clients easier?
There can be more to ‘sinking’ IT projects than just missing deadlines, miscommunicating with users or having vendors let you down.
Getting tangled up with legal issues isn’t what most chief information officers prefer, but there are times when a little knowledge of the law can really help.
The pandemic has brought IT to an inflection point to where there is no turning back. This will force CIOs to rethink technology and IT organizational structures, deployments — and budget.
Many organizations have been experimenting with IoT, but there are a few use cases that potentially offer a lot of value for the enterprise. Here’s a look at some of the most successful applications of this technology.