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ERP Implementations Exceed Budgets, Schedules

Organizations pursue enterprise resource planning (ERP) to boost their business management software capabilities. And while, overall, nearly two-thirds of organizations consider their ERP implementations a success, there are lingering pain points, according to a new survey from Panorama Consulting Solutions. Specifically, the vast... Read More »

Is the CDO a Real Threat to the CIO's Role?

Instead of grabbing a new title like Chief Digital Officer, strengthen your current role as CIO and make it more meaningful and influential in your organization.

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Three Reasons You're Probably Not Curious

Despite the cultural barriers that urge you to suppress it, curiosity may be one of the most important competencies that you will need to thrive in the Digital Age.

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How CIOs and CMOs Can Work Together Better

The CIO-CMO relationship is one of the worst in the C-suite, according to a new study by PwC. Its "6th Annual Digital IQ Survey" finds that only 51 percent of respondents say this critical C-level relationship is strong. These companies are at a marked disadvantage as those with strong C-suite partnerships are 2.4 times more likely to be top performers. "Many consumer-facing industries show... Read More »

Dell CIO: Don't Ask Employees What They Want

Dell CIO Adriana Karaboutis doesn't ask employees what they want, but instead has her IT team observe them at work and find new ways to improve how they do their job.

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IT Leadership Salaries Remain Flat

Average annual salaries for CIOs and other top IT leadership positions have remained flat overall since 2008, according to new research from Janco Associates and eJobDescription.com. The accompanying report, the "Mid-Year 2014 IT Salary Survey," reveals that the number of IT jobs has increased within this period. And rank-and-file tech... Read More »

Are You a Micromanager?

The majority of U.S. employees say they have worked for a micromanager, according to a new survey from Accountemps. While such domineering practices were acceptable for prior generations, they're considered a major professional liability today. This is especially true for CIOs, given the independent nature of IT employees and... Read More »

An Important Lesson Most IT Leaders Have Forgotten

To be a digital leader, you must be well versed in a wide range of constantly changing subject areas, which will require that you exist in a constant state of learning and exploration.

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What You Need Know About the Apple-IBM Partnership

Apple and IBM announced a global partnership last week that has the potential to re-invent the mobile enterprise. The exclusive partnership builds on the strengths of each company with the goal of transforming enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps that will bring IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to Apple's market-leading iPhones and iPads. Together, the... Read More »

Five Ways to Make Flextime a Win-Win

Flextime has matured into a mainstream concept for business and IT, but making it work effectively in your enterprise can prove tricky.

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