It Management Practices Category


Leading Questions: A CIO’s Answer to Leadership

CIOs that don’t focus on strategic value and competitive advantage are falling short on leadership skills—and devaluing the office of the CIO. Read More >

Best Practices for Embracing the Hybrid Cloud

More than 65% of enterprise IT organizations committed to hybrid cloud technologies by the end of 2015, vastly driving the rate and pace of change in IT organizations, according to IDC. The key business drivers for public cloud adoption include greater agility, faster time to market, disaster recovery, business... Read More >

The Best of Times (and Worst of Times) for CIOs

There are many opportunities for CIOs to transform a business, but the route to this change is filled with a host of obstacles and obstructions. 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 >

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 >

Major Business and IT Trends to Watch in 2016

These four strategic areas of IT are certain to make a major impact on the world in 2016. Read More >

Taking Virtualization Into the Material World

A major metal distributor in New England optimizes virtualization to take IT and business performance to a higher level. Read More >

To IT’s Hardest Workers: Thank You

Those who work in IT often receive very little appreciation for their hard work, so a “thank you” every now and again can go a long way. Read More >

Tube Specialties Manufactures a Better ERP

A fabricated engine and machine component producer drives performance gains in ERP and data analytics. Read More >

Five Reasons Why Employees Are Thankful

Aside from providing large salaries, big bonuses and all kinds of cushy perks, what can you do to make your staffers thankful for being at work? Try a combination of proactive, professional developmental efforts, along with the fostering of an inviting work environment, according to a recent survey from OfficeTeam. Fortunately,... Read More >

When Employees Disregard IT Policies

Providing IT tools that appeal to everyone is nearly impossible, and many organizations are overrun with unauthorized apps, shadow IT and rogue data on devices. 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 >

GE CIO Is Tasked With Driving $1B in Gains

GE is shifting huge portions of its app portfolio to the cloud, and the company's new CIO will work with LOB execs to drive savings through its cloud initiative.  Read More >

From Provider to Empowerer: The New CIO

The managing director and global head of CIO Services at North Highland has some advice for CIOs: Prepare for significant change. Read More >

The Awesome Power of Checklists

There's one simple reason why you're finding it so hard to finish what you started—and one simple solution. Read More >

Looking Beyond Cloud and Mobile: What's Next for IT?

A panel of tech journalists weighs in on new research that provides a revealing look at the rapidly changing tech landscape and how decision-makers are navigating the ever-changing world of IT. 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 >

IT Is in the Midst of a Fundamental Shift

IT is being driven by business needs, demands and requirements in today’s digital, online and on-demand world. Are you prepared? Read More >

Putting State IT in the Hands of the Private Sector

The COO of the Georgia Technology Authority drives substantial value through privatizing infrastructure and managed network services. Read More >

CIOs Must Either Adapt or Step Aside

CIOs should take the time to develop strong personal and professional relationships with peers and key stakeholders—sound advice for any aspiring executive. Read More >

Why IT Spends Too Much Time on Asset Management

When it's time for a software or compliance audit, tech departments are spending too much time collecting asset inventory data and reconciling asset inventory sources, according to Read More >

Managing Multiple Generations Is a Balancing Act

At the end of the day, people may seem different on the outside but are often driven by many of the same things on the inside. Read More >

Viewing IT as a Profitable Business Unit

A truly IT-as-a-service paradigm does not entail that IT be run as a utility, but as a profitable unit of business. Read More >

Making a Positive Impact in the C-Suite

A surprisingly large number of executives said they were not particularly good at earning support for new ideas when they transitioned to the C-suite, according to a Read More >

10 Tips to Spring Clean Your Network

When it comes to spring cleaning, most people make order in their homes but overlook the place that needs the most attention: their office. It's not just the paperwork and business cards that build up and get in the way of productivity, it's files and excess data on corporate networks that negatively impact productivity and pose security risks to the organization. Paul Castiglione, senior... Read More >

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