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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

The Hottest Job in IT Today

As the digital age unfolds, finding and keeping the talent needed to unravel the mysteries of data has become a main priority for many organizations. 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 Companies Are Increasing UX Testing Efforts

Organizations are increasing their stake in user experience (UX) testing efforts, according to a recent survey from UserTesting. The "UX Industry Report" reveals that UX testing is still very much in a developmental stage for most companies. Only a minority employ dedicated teams for UX research, for example, and... 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 >

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 >

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 >

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