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Future Leaders Remain Scarce in Workplace

CIOs and other top managers are often evaluated based upon their ability to develop future leaders. However, barriers loom large in these efforts, including the fact that the vast majority of workers don't want to advance to an executive role. A recent survey from CareerBuilder reveals that a great number of employees are happy in... Read More »

Three Reasons to Revisit Your Tablet Strategy

The iPad and other tablets have the potential to transform employee collaboration and productivity in the enterprise. Here are three reasons to re-explore your organization's approach to tablets.

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Pros and Cons of the Private Cloud

Nearly one-half of organizations have launched private clouds, according to industry research. And among those which have done so, roughly two-thirds say they've been successful in their efforts. Still, there are even more companies which are going the public cloud route—nearly nine of 10, in fact. Clearly, there are choices to be made. (And those choices may include both. Many... Read More »

Nine Best Practices for DevOps Teams

It is a phrase that neatly combines the words "development" and "operations." And it holds much promise to overhaul the way IT teams produce software. In this case, we're referring to "DevOps," a concept which focuses on product features, tests and delivery in the interest of rapid turnaround time with greater quality and reliability. The new e-book from Rackspace, "The DevOps Mindset:... Read More »

How Digital Labor Is Transforming IT

Robotic process automation has the potential to usher in a new era of innovation, data analytics and significant labor cost reductions.

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3D Printing Goes Prime Time

CIOs must begin to dialog with other business executives—particularly those in charge of R&D, operations and manufacturing—to find ways to best-use 3D printing.

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11 Unusual Requests From Bosses

You've probably heard about bosses who ask support staff to pick up their dry cleaning, or set up restaurant reservations for them (and not for business-related occasions either). And perhaps you've occasionally felt guilty about asking these valued employees to do something that would be "beneath" your IT team members. If so, you may not feel so badly after reading the following list of 11... Read More »

Is Too Much Sitting Killing You?

Excessive sitting, which is defined as nine or more hours of sedentary behavior per day, is associated with an increased risk of cancer, heart disease, obesity and other diseases.

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The Steady Rise of Platform as a Service

The demand for faster application development, desire for increased employee mobility, and the need to overcome barriers impeding mobile-first development are driving the use of Platform as a Service (PaaS), according to a new survey from Progress Software. PaaS is a service model of cloud computing that provides a computing platform and a solution stack as a service, with users being able... Read More »

Andre Mendes' Journey From CIO to COO

Thanks in part to approaching his CIO role as a business-minded executive, Andre Mendes has been promoted to a COO-like position at the Broadcasting Board Of Governors.

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