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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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Email Dominates Workers' Lives

The majority of U.S. employees feel compelled or obligated to check their office email accounts during their off-hours, according to a new survey conducted for GFI Software by Opinion Matters. While this may sound par for the course within tech department circles, CIOs who support work-life balance may want to know that a significant number of professionals check their accounts "in real... Read More »

Five Things to Know About Agile Development

Agile development has emerged at the center of a faster and more responsive approach to IT, but it presents some unique challenges.

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Millennials, Gen X Express Strong Job Satisfaction

Millennials and (to a lesser degree) Gen Xers sometimes get saddled with an "over-entitled and under-worked" label. But CIOs and other managers should know that this may be a mistaken impression. The vast majority of employees under age 45, in fact, feels valued by their organization, and is savoring the daily satisfaction of a job well done, according to new survey findings from Read More »

11 Traits of Successful IT Leaders

CIOs arguably sit on an organization's hottest seat: Every user and stakeholder depends upon daily access to productivity-boosting IT tools. And the C-suite looks to you as the authority on new solutions which will advance business goals. Meanwhile, you must not only impart a sense of tech expertise, you have to understand IT professionals as well. With this in mind, we're... Read More »

Trust Me, You Need a Transformation Ambassador

Merck IT Transformation Ambassador Judith Chuisano shares lessons from her year in a pioneering role established to change the pharmaceutical company's culture.

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Great IT Leaders Must Be Great Connectors

If you want to be a Digital Renaissance Man or Woman, you must be a world-class connector of people with different backgrounds, disciplines and world views.

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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 »

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