It Management Practices Category


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 >

Using Tech to Reduce Poverty

The CIO of the Inter-American Development Bank sees firsthand how technology has the ability to improve lives and reduce poverty in the Caribbean and Latin America. Read More >

CIO Leads Transformation at Denison University

The CIO of Denison University reveals why becoming more agile is essential and how the school is developing an infrastructure that is scalable and secure. Read More >

The Secret to Digital Natives’ Success

Digital natives have a knack for adopting more modular architectures, next-generation integration techniques and a cloud-first, mobile-first mindset. Read More >

Are CIOs Ready to Mine the API Gold Rush?

APIs are at the heart of new business models and ecosystems driving today’s enterprises. Read More >

Closing the Gap Between Data and Value

Creating value from data is easier said than done, but bringing aboard a chief data officer can improve how data is managed and, ultimately, monetized. Read More >

Why Enterprise IT Still Matters

Bypassing enterprise IT often puts businesses at risk because users are likely to underestimate the challenges and risks of a service or data integration. Read More >

Why All Companies Are Now Tech Companies

Your technology is now your brand, so ensuring all customer-facing apps and features are performing correctly is a necessity for CIOs. Read More >

Digital Is About Cooperation, Not Ownership

Digital is not a thing that is owned by a specific executive or a specific department—it’s a new way of doing business and engaging customers. Read More >

How to Implement an IT Overhaul

The CIO of Novelis, a producer of rolled aluminum used in everything from soda cans to Ford trucks, reveals how she helped revamp the company’s IT infrastructure. Read More >

How to Avoid Becoming Digital Prey

Many businesses are at risk of becoming digital prey by 2020 if they don’t undergo a digital transformation today. Read More >

Should More Developers Join the C-Suite?

When a developer ascends to the C-suite, they have a big advantage in figuring out how to deliver products faster or find solutions that work better. Read More >

5 Signs It’s Time to Hire a Virtual Assistant

Delegating tasks to a virtual assistant can free up time for more strategic-focused goals—and relying on a virtual assistant can ultimately cut costs. Read More >

How to Balance Stakeholders’ Needs With Realities

Strong IT leadership requires developing a strong business sense while acting as expert stand-ins for stakeholders’ tech-related decisions. Read More >

Robotic Disruption and the Rise of the Machines

Industries such as manufacturing, food service and retail will see a massive wave of robotic disruption over the next several years. Read More >

IT Spending Expected to Drop in 2016

Overall IT spending is forecast to decline slightly this year compared to IT spending in 2015, according to Gartner. Currency fluctuations primarily account for the anticipated dip, as well as lingering reservations about the global economy in general. In addition, the smartphone market is approaching saturation, Gartner reports, while a slowdown in China’s growth is eroding spending on... Read More >

The Heavy Cost of System Downtime

IT system outages have emerged as fairly routine issues for companies today—and the resulting downtime amounts to a five-figure financial hit every day, according to recent research from CloudEndure. The resulting "Read More >

What CIOs Need to Run a Hybrid IT Environment

While the vast majority of CIOs, tech managers and IT professionals said cloud deployment factors greatly into long-term business strategies, most do not expect to migrate all of their company's infrastructure to the cloud, according to a recent survey from SolarWinds. The resulting "Read More >

How Remote Workers Impact Enterprise Collaboration

This decade has seen the rise of a more open, collaborative workplace—along with a wealth of both personal and company-provided tech tools to enable employees to thrive in these spaces. That said, many organizations still struggle to ensure that both their space and tech support best contribute to positive productivity, according to a recent survey from Oxford Economics and Plantronics.... Read More >

Preparing for an Influx of Health Care Data

30 percent of all electronic data storage is health care data, and it is expected to grow by a factor of at least 20 by the end of the decade. Read More >

Why Data Is the New Business Currency

The majority of surveyed business execs said big data is a driver of revenue and is becoming as valuable to their businesses as existing products and services. Read More >

Innovation Is Everyone’s Responsibility Within a Company

The ability to think like a startup and operate in a highly agile and creative way is critical to an organization’s success, but many obstacles hinder this approach. Read More >

Frontier Science Undergoes an IT Platform Upgrade

A leading research foundation that focuses on cancer and AIDS undergoes a major IT platform upgrade to boost business performance. Read More >

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