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Decision-Making at Warp Speed

Companies face unprecedented business pressures that require both speed and agility. To succeed, their decision-making velocity must increase.

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Organizations Lack Important ERP Capabilities

While the vast majority of professionals feel that enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools are critical to business, a significant number are underwhelmed by their ERP system performance, according to a new survey from Epicor Software Corporation. The accompanying e-book-styled report, titled "Mobile, Social, Cloud and ERP: Whose Business... 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 »

12 Tips for Managing Today's IT Challenges

More than ever before, business is deeply involved in technology and the business value it provides to the organization. As a result, "CIOs face many challenges ranging from security, budgets, contracts, managing an aggressive project schedule and cohesively managing a plethora of sources," says Herb Hogue, senior vice president of professional services and engineering at Read More »

What Football and IT Organizations Have in Common

Like football, running an IT organization is a team sport. Every member of each respective group—not just the quarterback or the CIO—has an important role to play.

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11 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Productivity

Given the many hats they wear—tech leader, business influencer, people manager—CIOs are time-challenged these days. Obviously, they're in a very big boat, as this describes a great deal of professionals. (Or even most?) Which means everyone is looking for tools to increase productivity and efficiency. Fortunately, plenty of mobile apps promise to do just that. Demand for these... Read More »

Employees Overwhelmed by Workloads

It may seem ironic on the surface, but the reality remains that technology consumes our time—even though it's supposed to make us more efficient. This extends to the workplace, where employees are putting in increased hours, with the ubiquitous state of connectivity contributing to the situation, according to a new survey from PGi. The... Read More »

How I Solve Problems

The process for solving a problem in the workplace often involves diffusing the situation, correctly defining the problem, and controlling any variables that might impact the outcome.

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11 Ways to Collaborate More Effectively

We've frequently reported in this space how organizations are seeking greater collaboration among CIOs, other managers and professionals. In fact, an estimated 46 percent of C-level decision-makers plan to increase budgets to acquire better collaborative technology. And two of five business managers are adapting workplace models to become more collaborative. Such efforts are geared to... 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 »

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