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How to speed up software development (without killing morale)

In the wake of the pandemic, IT leaders are under increasing pressure to deliver solutions fast. But many CIOs are finding the steps they’ve taken to iterate quickly aren’t enough to support increasing business demands.

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Seeking a new gig? IT leader hiring rebounds, remotely

Recruitment of IT leaders has thawed since the pandemic first hit, as companies seek digital leaders who can help them adapt to shifting business dynamics. Here, recruiters offer tips for navigating the IT leadership hiring landscape....

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Secrets of successful digital innovation

The goal of any innovation effort is to deliver business value and competitive advantage. Two IT leaders share their secrets for meeting those measures.

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AI center of excellence: A new engine for driving business transformation

AI centers of excellence can accelerate AI adoption — and organization-wide transformation — by consolidating talent, standardizing platforms, spreading successes across business lines, and uncovering new revenue models.

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How low-code platforms are transforming software development

Drag-and-drop platforms enable developers to assemble applications without manual programming. Toyota, ConocoPhillips, and GlobalTranz are among those enterprises leveraging low-code to create business value.

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7 ways to effectively ensure IT-business alignment

Successful technology and business synchronization will never happen automatically. Here's how to get IT strategies and enterprise goals to mesh like clockwork.

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5 hot IT career trends — and 5 going cold

The growing IT skills gap, demand for hybrid roles, and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic are disrupting the traditional IT career path. The following heat map of career trends with help you cash in and avoid dead ends.

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5 compelling reasons why CIOs should pursue board seats now

Interested in serving on a board? Don’t wait for retirement.

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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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SFO airport banks on IT for frictionless travel

The IT staff at San Francisco International Airport is exploring an array of technology solutions to help make air travel safer and restore confidence among passengers, says CIO Ian Law.

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6 challenges of agile at scale for ERP

Overcoming these challenges are key to using agile for an ERP implementation. It's well worth the effort.

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Mobile’s new frontier: The front line of business

Workers who don’t work at a desk are finally starting to see mobile technology become standard tools to improve their work — and business results — as CIOs focus more outside the office.

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7 barriers to innovation worth breaking

Conventional cultures produce conventional results. To truly innovate, you have to rethink how you incentivize risk, respond to requests, and make resources available for experimentation.

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CIOs grapple with how to jumpstart innovation amid pandemic

IT leaders turn to emerging technologies from strategic vendors and VC partners to help keep collaboration and innovation humming in a work world gone remote due to the coronavirus.

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11 outsourcing myths debunked

Outsourcing has evolved — and so too have the misconceptions around what makes a successful sourcing partnership in the digital era.

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H&R Block sheds taxing legacy systems for the cloud

The tax preparation services company eschews client-server and other legacy systems for Microsoft Azure, a shift that required buy-in from engineers and executives, says CIO Alan Lowden.

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AI gives IT an edge in improving customer experience

The pandemic has only accelerated IT’s need to improve digital customer experiences. From healthcare to retail, IT leaders are increasingly turning to AI for help.

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Cloud software helps ASU lean into hybrid learning

Arizona State University has leaned heavily into cloud collaboration software to help students return to school in a hybrid learning model, says CIO Lev Gonick.

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