• How to avoid collaboration burnout
    While collaboration tools are pervasive in the enterprise, practices for smartly managing the flow of information created by and in them is not. As a result, these tools often lead to overload and burnout. ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-20
  • Google offers IBM AS/400 apps new home in its cloud
    Enterprises looking for a way to modernize legacy AS/400 workloads now have a new option: Move them onto Google Cloud Platform.Google won’t host your old AS/400 for you, but it is renting time on IBM Power Systems servers, the AS/400’s architectural successors. Its announcement follows a similar one from Microsoft ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-20
  • Not dead yet: Windows Server 2008 users have options
    Windows Server 2008 has reached end of life, which typically means upgrading to a newer version. But CIOs have options beyond updating to a more recent iteration of Windows server, including staying put or migrating to the cloud.If you still have workloads running on Windows Server 2008, you’re not alone. ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-20
  • 7 traits of successful enterprise architects
    With digital transformation challenging businesses worldwide, a growing number of companies are placing their future into the hands of an enterprise architect, someone who can take disruption and turn it into a competitive advantage. With a CIO's guidance, the enterprise architect can develop a systems architecture and technology evolution plan ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-20
  • Executive presence: The key to unlocking your leadership potential
    What qualities make a good executive? Poise, thoughtfulness, decisiveness, empathy and rapport, to name a few. But there’s a certain something that sets top-notch executives apart that can be hard to define — that intangible quality that inspires people to follow their lead: their executive presence, or EP.But what, exactly, ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-17
  • 7 tech buzzwords to cancel in 2020
    More than any other industry, technology suffers from misplaced industry jargon. CIOs are battered by consultants hawking cure-all strategies and vendors pitching Swiss Army-knife solutions in a box.Tech jargon is so pervasive that even IT leaders are falling prey to the warmed-over Kool-Aid, contributing to the gross fatigue of even ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-16
  • What good leaders do: 3 key practices you can adopt today
    Earlier this year, I made a passing comment on LinkedIn that I had “finally figured out what it means to be a leader, not just a manager.” Afterwards, people followed up asking, “How do you become a leader and what made you realize this and adjust?”Honestly, the answer is that ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-16
  • 6 IT roles prime for reskilling
    It should not be surprising, given the furious pace of change in the technology field, that some IT roles are undergoing something of a metamorphosis so that they can adapt to shifting requirements.CIOs need to consider these roles ripe for reskilling or upskilling in support of digital transformations. Roles that ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-15
  • How Lear makes self-service IT delivery work
    What do you get when your business community takes development into their own hands?  For Bonnie Smith, CIO at Lear Corporation, the answer is not “shadow IT.” With technologies like robotic process automation (RPA) getting easier to deploy and maintain, Smith and her team are building a new self-service model ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-15
  • 20 IT resolutions for 2020
    Even in the high-touch field of healthcare, where human interactions remain core to the delivery of most services, IT exec Bill Fandrich feels the pressure to bring technology-fueled transformations to bear.Fandrich, senior vice president and CIO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, says he must focus on how to ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-14
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