Strategy

The smart IT leader is constantly ensuring that systems and plans support the company’s overall strategy. How can you align your IT department with the business, stay involved with direction and decisions at the executive level, and ensure IT at your organization is respected as a vital asset?


How Tech-Savvy Should the CEO Really Be?

Sometimes, the C-suite’s lack of tech knowledge can be a point of frustration for many IT leaders. After all, CEOs have to lead digital transformation efforts, but many (if not most) lack a technology background. But rather than being tech-savvy, CEOs just need to have enough insight to make informed decisions.

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New Digital Business Models Affect IT

It wasn’t long ago that outsourcing was the best strategy for IT leaders. However, so-called “on-shoring” is now becoming attractive to many businesses, and new digital models make it easier and more cost effective than ever to move IT infrastructure from offshore to onshore.

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Acing Those Weird Interview Questions

Tech companies in particular are notorious for throwing curveballs when interviewing new job candidates. The questions can be interesting sometimes … or they’re just plain annoying. Here are a few tips on handling tough interview questions when you pursue your next IT opportunity.

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Focus on Strategic Outcomes

IT leaders worldwide are looking to take a more strategic role in their companies’ development and overall success. To make a strategic contribution to the organization, however, your IT projects and management must be specific and focused on three categories of business outcomes.

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Stay Surprising and Delightful, IT Leaders

It sounds like an odd piece of advice. But one writer advises that managing IT is analogous to a surprise while on a long, boring flight. For example, handing out ice cream on such a flight is cheap, easy, and makes customers happy. Here’s how IT can use that strategy to improve user experience.

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Fixing Common Résumé Mistakes

By Sarah K. White

Even if you’re comfortable in your current job, it’s good practice to keep your résumé up to date and ready to go at a moment’s notice. It’s not just in case you need to look for a new job—it’s also to make sure that you aren’t making mistakes. If you make any of the following résumé mistakes, it’s time for an upgrade.

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Advice on IoT Strategy from a Former Amazon Exec

By Thor Olavsrud

The Internet of Things (IoT) has demonstrated its value to businesses worldwide, but many IT leaders may not know where to start when it comes to implementing their own IoT strategy. One tech writer shares important steps that are from a great source: former Amazon executive John Rossman.

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Make Your IT Projects Successful Now

By Moira Alexander

According to PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession report, more projects are meeting original goals and business intent and are being completed within budget—for the first time in 5 years. Read on to see what the report says are the keys to this massive project success.

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Sustainability and IT

By Mary Shacklett

More businesses are pushing for sustainable corporate initiatives, and it has given way to a longer view that leverages such assets as the value of digitized information, Internet of Things (IoT) analytics, and optimization via environmental monitoring. Read on to see what it means for IT leaders.

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Take Advantage of Collaboration Technology

By Thor Olavsrud

According to a new Harvard Business Review report, collaboration technology is driving dramatic improvements in organizations’ efficiency, productivity, and business decisions. Read on to see what sort of collaboration technology is making a difference in business today and how it could help your company.

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