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Forget Outsourcing, Think Smart Sourcing

A granular approach of outsourcing and insourcing will enable savvy CIOs and other executives to adopt a more targeted strategy for handling specific needs within business and IT.

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Five Things to Know About Remote and Virtual Teams

Managing remote and virtual teams requires a delicate balance between IT tools and actual processes and practices.

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Confidence Declines Among IT Workers

Overall confidence among IT workers has slightly declined over the last quarter, according to the most-recent Employee Confidence Index from Randstad Technologies. When broken down, the findings send a mixed message to CIOs and other managers: Fewer tech professionals believe the economy is getting stronger, and many sense that less jobs are available. But an increasing percentage of IT... Read More »

Unlocking Your Employees' Creativity

Employee creativity produces many of the innovations that result in a competitive advantage. Creative talent, therefore, is a corporate asset, and one that must be nurtured and developed.

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Despite Gains, Companies Don't Budget for Mobile

Although mobile technology improves employee productivity, particularly in customer service, many small and medium-sized businesses do not budget for mobile devices, according to a new survey by Sage North America. Instead, they take an ad hoc approach, addressing employees' needs as they arise. "Slightly more than three... Read More »

You Need to be an Emotionally Aware Leader

As we enter a new era for IT organizations, our next generation of leaders will have to embrace the idea of emotionally aware leadership.

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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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CIOs and CMOs Are Aligning on Tech Strategies

CIOs are increasingly working with CMOs to create better ways for technology to support customer-benefiting initiatives, according to a new survey from Accenture. The accompanying report, titled "Cutting Across the CMO-CIO Divide: Digital Drives a New Wave of Collaboration," reveals that nearly seven of 10 CIOs believe that IT is a... Read More »

What to do When a Data Breach Occurs

Data breaches are inevitable these days, which is why having a well-defined incident response plan and team in place is a necessity.

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