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  • Skills CIOs will hire for in 2019
    The skill gap is growing fast. Seventy-five percent of organizations are going to experience visible, risky business disruptions thanks to skill gaps by 2020, says Gartner. That’s an increase of 20 percent from just two years ago.Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) are creating obvious gaps in hard technical ... read more
    Published on 2018-12-19
  • What is SWOT analysis? A strategic tool for achieving objectives
    SWOT analysis is a planning methodology that helps organizations build a strategic plan to meet goals, improve operations and keep the business relevant. During SWOT analysis, organizations identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (the four factors SWOT stands for) pertaining to organizational growth, products and services, business objectives and market ... read more
    Published on 2018-12-19
  • 4 KPIs IT should ditch (and what to measure instead)
    Everything about your job has changed. It’s time your metrics did too.Craig Williams, CIO of telecommunications networking company Ciena, knows exactly how his IT team will be evaluated by the company’s leaders in 2019. They will look at a wide range of metrics that include things like talent management (days ... read more
    Published on 2018-12-19
  • 5 ways to expand your market for coding talent
    How do tech companies know which programming languages to hire for? The obvious answer, of course, is the ones your projects are coded in. But recruitment isn’t always that simple. The right person for the job is more than a walking language set: She has other skills, like the ability ... read more
    Published on 2018-12-18
  • 9 AI project mistakes to avoid
    Business enthusiasm for AI continues unabated. IDC’s latest predictions say worldwide business spending on cognitive and AI systems — from chatbots to deep learning, plus the infrastructure to power them — will more than triple from the $24 billion forecast for this year to $77.6 billion in 2022.More demonstrably, AI ... read more
    Published on 2018-12-18
  • 5 reasons DevOps initiatives fail
    Agile software development has kicked waterfall to the curb, as CIOs have jettisoned drawn-out projects in favor of crisper application delivery. But to keep pace in the rapidly evolving digital age, many CIOs are turning to agile's swifter cousin: DevOps, an even faster way of expediting software to market. Those who ... read more
    Published on 2018-12-17
  • 7 hot IT training trends — and 7 going cold
    IT pros and business users frequently report that they want more opportunities to develop new skills to keep their careers from stagnating, and employers find that ongoing training can help retain experienced talent.A recent survey by LinkedIn found that nearly 70 percent of employees prefer to learn new skills at ... read more
    Published on 2018-12-17
  • What’s driving IT budgets for 2019
    The majority of IT leaders expect their 2019 IT budgets to increase or remain unchanged, driven largely by the need to upgrade aging infrastructure, accelerate a shift to the cloud or improve the employee experience of what IT offers.The 2019 State of IT Budgets report from Spiceworks surveyed 780 technology ... read more
    Published on 2018-12-14
  • How to address gender-based training gaps in the workplace
    Just 5 percent of Fortune 500 companies are led by women. While the efforts to improve representation of women in leadership roles begin as early as elementary school and continue at every level of employment, the needle hasn’t moved in any significant way thus far. According to new research from ... read more
    Published on 2018-12-14
  • How to get more innovation from your IT outsourcer
    While cost containment and performance improvements have long been primary drivers for IT services decisions, the desire for disruptive solutions is eclipsing those traditional rationales. IT leaders are seeking innovation — not only internally but from outsourcing partners — as they look to help the business become more agile and ... read more
    Published on 2018-12-13
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