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  • Anheuser-Busch InBev brews data-driven transformation to lure talent
    CIOs at large enterprises are quick to blame Silicon Valley stalwarts and startups for why they struggle to lure top tech talent. But that narrative doesn't sit well with Tassilo Festetics, vice president of global solutions for $132 billion brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), who believes it's incumbent on IT ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-28
  • How to assess soft skills before you hire
    It used to be that hiring IT staff was merely hard. Finding (and landing) that complex array of technical skills remains a tall ask. But as technology becomes further entwined with the business and IT has become more customer-centric, IT positions demand not only technical know-how but also emotional intelligence, ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-28
  • 7 IT restructuring mistakes to avoid
    How IT operates is changing constantly and rapidly. As more tech departments lead digital transformation initiatives, finding the right, new way for IT work to get done is a core, though often overlooked issue.Such forces, combined with conventional drivers such as mergers and acquisitions and cost-cutting exercises, have many CIOs ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-27
  • Why seek a board seat?
    Enterprise CIOs today have a double-edged opportunity at the boardroom table. One side of that opportunity is the classic role CIOs currently play as senior executives on the CEO’s team. The other side is more aspirational — but increasingly attainable — as one of the corporate directors on the board ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-27
  • For BMC, internal IT is its own best customer
    Before BMC rolls out software to its customers, it rigorously tests it on the front lines — in its own IT department. That approach to hammering out the kinks in its software through in-house use is part of a company strategy that CIO Scott Crowder calls “customer zero.”“We’re looking at ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-24
  • How IT can improve the employee experience
    PCs that take eight minutes to boot and make people late for conference calls. Expense reporting systems based on spreadsheets so tedious and convoluted that employees put off doing their expenses for months at a time. Internet connectivity so slow that it’s quicker for staff to look something up on ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-24
  • Women in tech statistics: The hard truths of an uphill battle
    Diversity is critical in tech, as it enables companies to create better and safer products that take everyone into consideration, not just one section of society. A report from McKinsey found that diverse companies perform better, hire better talent, have more engaged employees and retain workers better than companies that ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-23
  • The stretch assignment: A CIO’s path to burnishing business cred
    IT leaders get many opportunities to test their mettle, but perhaps no way is more challenging than the stretch assignment: that ambitious project that forces IT leaders to expand beyond their comfort zone and prove their leadership skills.Stretch assignments include anything from taking on Herculean projects to tacking on additional ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-23
  • 5 hot infrastructure and operations trends — and 4 going cold
    The IT world is one of flux. New tools and strategies arise continually to challenge the status quo. Sometimes a clear winner leaves vanquished approaches to the dustbin of computing history. Other times, change is more like a pendulum that swings one way before swinging back.Infrastructure and developer operations see ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-22
  • Avnet IT sheds operations legacy to support business transformation
    When Avnet moved from just distributing hardware to providing IoT services, the IT organization had to transform as well.  How do you move from an on-prem focused team with an SAP-heavy infrastructure to a business-focused team with a microservices architecture?  Max Chan, who became CIO after six years with the ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-22
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