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?


Some Commandments for IT Leaders

As the tech industry grows and attracts a brand new, younger workforce, some of the rules for IT leadership have evolved alongside these special challenges. Read on for 10 commandments for tech employers and see if your IT department is up to par.

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What Is Scrum Agile Project Management?

Scrum is a popular agile project management framework that has its own unique terminology and can be applied to software and product development projects. It can be a bit confusing—fortunately, one tech writer has compiled a go-to guide on scrum.

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A Cloud Management Action Plan

Cloud management can be tricky, but the important things boil down to the basics: the who, what, where, when, and why of your data. Read on to see how the 5 W’s play into cloud management and how you can use them to make your own action plan.

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Big Digital Transformation Challenges

Digital transformation can be a huge challenge for any company, but it’s particularly daunting for large enterprises that were established before the digital age. No matter how well established the company may seem, it’s critical to make the digital transformation leap.

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Closing the Digital Leadership Gap

According to a new Deloitte report, there is a serious shortfall when it comes to digital leadership within organizations worldwide. While this may not come as too much of a surprise, the report also offers a range of solutions that can help IT leaders address the issue.

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Make Your IT R&D Count

Especially for newer leaders, IT research and development (R&D) can be intimidating. There is more to learn every day, and new technologies are evolving constantly. Here are a few best practices that can help you on your path to efficient R&D project management.

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Master the Tech Trends, Drive Change at Your Company

With technological change constantly outpacing itself, it can be hard to keep up with the latest trends. However, it is imperative for IT leaders to master key trends in order to help their companies’ employees achieve more. Take a look at some of the most important things to focus on.

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The Gap Between Business and IT

There has always been a gap between IT and the rest of the business, and now is the time for IT and business executives to decide whether to transform the way their organizations interact. The status quo may feel safe, but resisting this change can be risky for the entire company.

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Using ‘Deep Work’ to Advance Your Career

With AI and robotics changing the way business is done, many professionals (including IT pros) may worry a robot will replace them. A Georgetown computer science professor explains how to avoid distractions and engage in the work that will not only get you promoted, but perhaps make you irreplaceable.

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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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