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10 Summer Books on Leadership, Tech and Business

Whether you're on the beach, by the pool or just taking the train to work, you can make the most of these summer months by immersing yourself in these informative books about leadership, innovation and digital transformations. To offer suggestions, we've come up with the following list of business and tech-themed titles. Two of them offer in-depth insights into the ever-evolving relationship... Read More >

How IT Falls Short of User Expectations

IT managers said they make a wide range of efforts to boost the productivity and effectiveness of their users, but many users don't think the technology department is aligned with the needs of the business, according to a recent survey conducted by Forrester Consulting for Nexthink. The accompanying report, "Read More >

Automation Is Vital for IT Transformation

A significant percent of CIOs and other IT decision-makers consider digital transformation "Topic A" on their technology agenda, according to a recent survey from BMC. Successful transformations are currently creating new sources of revenue, improving operations and establishing... Read More >

Why CIOs Struggle to Drive Business Innovation

While the majority of CIOs and other technology leaders believe they should be leading innovation efforts throughout their organization's business efforts, relatively few are actually doing this, according to the recent CIO survey from Harvey Nash and KPMG. The resulting report, "CIO Survey... Read More >

CIOs Must Put AI on the Fast Track

CIOs must begin to formulate a more focused AI strategy and look for ways to use the technology to disrupt both their business practices and their industry. Read More >

Companies Worldwide Fear the Impact of the EU GDPR

Companies face steep and annually rising noncompliance fines, and they fear that noncompliance could cause their businesses to close, according to a new study. The study, which was conducted by Vanson Bourne for Veritas Technologies, examines the potential impact of the European Union's General... Read More >

H1-B Visas Shouldn't Become a Political Weapon

Draconian measures to block immigrants on H1-B visas are counterproductive. The benefits of immigration outweigh the costs. It already has made American great. Read More >

The Time for Machine Learning Is Now!

Machine learning is about to become a lot more important. It's about to redefine how everything—from marketing and sales to HR to operations—takes place. Read More >

How Downtime Impedes Digital Transformations

The majority of organizations experience unplanned IT systems outages, which can stall their digital transformation efforts, according to a recent survey from Veeam Software. The resulting report, "Why Organizations Still Struggle to Digitally Transform and Innovate," indicates that this issue speaks to bigger-picture... Read More >

Why Are Companies Moving IT Back in House?

While a majority of organizations employ third-party service providers for some IT needs, a significant number of them plan to increase their use of in-house IT services in 2017, according to a recent survey from Clutch. The accompanying report, "IT Services for the Enterprise:... Read More >

How Digital Transformations Make IT Profitable

Digital transformations are about more than innovation for its own sake: They are turning IT departments into profit centers, according to a recent survey from Dell EMC. The report, "How IT Transformation... Read More >

How Can CIOs Take Control of App Sprawl?

Managing and maintaining the growing array of enterprise, cloud and mobile apps is taxing organizations of all shapes and sizes—and giving CIOs nightmares. Read More >

What Companies Seek From the Industrial IoT

A clear majority of organizations have a growing or high interest in the industrial internet of things (IIoT), according to a recent survey from the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network. The resulting report, "The Impact of Connectedness on Competitiveness," indicates that these manufacturing-based... Read More >

IT Transformations Revamp Operations, Create Jobs

For CIOs and business leaders, digital transformation is about far more than "new tech toys." It's about overhauling the way organizations execute their core operational strategies and create jobs, according to "Digital Transformation Expected to Fuel–Not Curb–Job Creation," a recent survey from Appian. The... Read More >

The 7 Keys to IT Success in 2017—and Beyond

As IT journeys from the backroom to the boardroom, an IT leader’s success will increasingly depend on the ability to work as a true partner with the business. Read More >

IT Modernizations Are Delayed by Security Issues

While the vast majority of IT decision-makers believe that modernized technology systems have become critical, what are considered conventional or legacy technologies account for most of today's apps, infrastructure and workplace tools, according to a recent survey from Avanade. The resulting report, "Read More >

Prepare for Disruption, Distortion, Deterioration

A recent report predicts that traditional business models will be disrupted over the next two years, and it advocates "unprecedented levels of collaboration" within enterprises and among external partners, manufacturers, vendors and regulators to safeguard security. Disruption results from an over-reliance on fragile connectivity, which includes two other themes—distortion and... Read More >

How ITSM Can Fast-Forward the Tech Transformation

Challenged by the fast pace of digital transformation, many companies are increasing their investment in IT service management (ITSM) as a potential solution, according to a recent survey from BMC. The resulting report, "Read More >

Why Companies Can't Keep Up With Digital Changes

While most business and technology executives feel that their company has a high "digital IQ," their confidence in their organization's tech acumen is slipping, according to a recent survey from PwC. The resulting report, "A Decade of Digital: Keeping Pace With Transformation," reveals that most of the... Read More >

Innovation Thrives as CIOs Choose Collaboration

A new survey says that technological innovation is crucial to modern enterprises' ability to solve business challenges, pursue innovation and drive higher revenues. Almost half of CIOs must follow the board's vision, but one-third said they have "wide scope to pursue innovations, whether they receive a free hand on IT or the directors' backing for their work colleagues' new ideas," the report... Read More >

Unleashing the Power of Data and Analytics

In the past, traditional process-driven organizations generally viewed data as a secondary byproduct. Now, however, many of these enterprises are using data strategically to help them become more competitive, increase revenue and profits, reduce risk and begin new initiatives, according to a new report. Some are even building entire business models in order to deliver exceptional products and... Read More >

Amtrak's CIO Is on a Technology Fast Track

CIO Jason Molfetas modernized the technology at Amtrak, ushered in a digital transformation and deployed analytics to create a competitive edge for the company. Read More >

Why Data Storage Issues Keep CIOs Up at Night

With storage capabilities struggling to keep up with the growth of data, the majority of CIOs and other organizational leaders are reassessing their data storage approaches and strategies, according to a recent survey from SUSE. The resulting report, "Numbers Tell Stories," indicates that most IT... Read More >

Machine Learning Audits in the 'Big Data Age'

How can companies be confident that the algorithms they are employing are providing the service intended but are not reinforcing policies they did not intend? Read More >

10 Ways to Build a Business-Tech Ecosystem

Memo to CIOs: You're going to need a bigger boat for IT. Why? Because ever-shifting technology and business innovations are redefining tech departments: They are increasingly morphing into broad technology ecosystems that expand via internal and external tech integration, as opposed to sitting still as standalone units, according to a recent article from McKinsey and Company. The article, "Read More >

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