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How Employees Would Design a Performance Culture

While the majority of professionals feel that it's important for companies to integrate quality assurance, process management and other key support functions to achieve strategic goals, relatively few said that their organization is actually doing that, according to a recent survey from APQC. The accompanying "Read More >

Companies Must Get Ready for Gen Z Workers

As Generation Z enters the workforce, its work priorities will differ substantially from its predecessors, the Millennials. The workforce shifted dramatically to accommodate Millennials, also called Generation Y, (born 1977-1994), who have wholeheartedly embraced technology. The pendulum may swing back in the direction of Generation X (born 1966-1976) and their children, Generation Z (born 1995... Read More >

How IT Can Get the Most Out of Big Data

The majority of companies worldwide view big data as a strategic—even game-changing—technology development, and they're looking for new ways to maximize the value of those efforts, according to a recent survey from AtScale. The accompanying "2016 Big Data Maturity Survey" report states that... Read More >

Firms Must View Digital as a Never-Ending Effort

Executives must understand that the digital game never ends because the evolution of both digital tools and technologies is not going to stop. Read More >

Capital Power's CIO Helps the Firm's Bottom Line

Darryl Vleeming, Capital Power's CIO, talks about the strategic use of technology, his IT road map, attracting tech talent, analytics, the cloud and the IoT. Read More >

10 Ways to Harness the Power of Data Analytics

The digital universe—which incorporates the data we create, copy, distribute and store—is growing approximately 40 percent a year, and that growth rate is expected to continue into the next decade, as the internet of things (IoT) creates an enormous volume of traffic. The explosive growth of business data has created an urgent need for organizations of all sizes and industries to... Read More >

Digital Transformation Is More Than a Buzzword

Even with all the technologies in place to support digital business, there's another major problem: getting everyone on board and pointed in the same direction. Read More >

Digital Transformation Is About More Than Tech

While the completion of a digital transformation has emerged as a top strategic priority for many organizations, continuing dependencies on legacy technologies create barriers to such efforts, according to a recent survey from Forbes Insights and Hitachi. However, the accompanying report, "How to Win at Digital... Read More >

How Decentralized IT Can Lead to Chaos

The ongoing decentralization of IT management—fueled by increasingly empowered business departments that are taking ownership of some tech areas—is putting a strain on CIOs and their teams, according to a recent survey from VMware. The resulting "Read More >

10 Reasons Why Social Media Compliance Matters

Companies are challenged every day to figure out how to balance the risks versus rewards in allowing social media communications and permitting the use of personal networks to promote the business. Preapproval of social communications can mitigate risk, but that impacts the timeliness of the communications. Social networks fight continual battles to keep their own sites secure, and the problem... Read More >

Tapping Into the Power of the Digital Workplace

Tech has reimagined the workplace with the use of unified communications, mobile devices, cloud apps and collaboration. Here's how to become a digital business. Read More >

Focus on 5 Strategic Issues in 2017

As the pace of technological change accelerates and the level of digital disruption grows, IT and business leaders must focus on five essential factors in 2017. Read More >

Positive Momentum for IT Will Build in 2017

It's a good time to be a CIO: Top organizational influencers are increasingly viewing IT leaders as essential contributors to critical business strategies. The potential for innovation seems limitless, and tech budgets are on the rise for the year ahead, according to a recent survey and 2017... Read More >

IT Execs Are Challenged by Digital Transformation

IT leaders are grappling with how to cost-effectively transform their organization into a digital enterprise even though they are being limited by traditional enterprise thinking. Many struggle to achieve the transformation while simultaneously delivering measurable operational and business improvements and staying strategically relevant, according to a meta-study of 352 surveys analyzed by... Read More >

Employees' Holiday Shopping Causes IT Headaches

It's the time of year when CIOs and their IT teams are bracing for potential network, systems or device issues, thanks to the number of employees who do their holiday shopping online when they're on the job, according to a recent survey from Robert Half Technology. A... Read More >

The CIO's Influence in the Business Is Growing

In addition to being perceived as trusted custodians of technology systems, CIOs and other tech leaders said they are becoming change instigators and business co-creators in their companies, according to a recent survey from Deloitte. The accompanying 2016-2017 global CIO survey, "Read More >

Building a Culture of Disruption

To become an innovator and disruptor, an organization must adopt a risk-tolerant culture—one that spots possibilities and opportunities. That starts at the top. Read More >

Why Companies Are Overhauling IT Infrastructure

Organizations are carefully examining the state of their IT infrastructure as they dedicate themselves to a digital transformation, according to a recent survey from SignalFx. With this transition considered a primary strategic goal for many businesses, CEOs are often taking the lead in preparing for this major... Read More >

Dental College Modernizes Its IT Infrastructure

In 2016, Nova Southeastern Dental College embarked on an ambitious project to modernize teaching systems and IT infrastructure, including adopting thin clients. Read More >

Making the Case for Employing Software Robots

RPA tools are software robots that use business rules logic to execute specifically defined and repeatable functions in the same way that a person would. Read More >

CIO Provides Best Practices for Peers to Follow

The CIO of an association for associations offers some practical advice for surveying the emerging technology landscape and filtering out what isn’t a priority. Read More >

Adopting Digital Change Inside the Enterprise

Even with all the changes digital technologies have brought to the way organizations communicate externally, internally they still operate in a fundamentally siloed way. Read More >

When Legacy Systems Can't Keep Up

The Atlanta Visitors & Convention Bureau was growing but its technology wasn’t, so it updated its legacy systems to improve performance and flexibility. Read More >

Why IT and Agile Don’t Get Along

Even though agile practices may work effectively for a startup, it often works disastrously within a large corporation. Read More >

Delaying a Digital Transformation Is Bad Business

Very few organizations are taking advantage of digital transformation initiatives to gain business advantages over competitors, according to a recent survey from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services in association with the Genpact Research Institute. The resulting report, titled “Read More >

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