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8 Tips for Smarter Risk-Taking in IT

Many people tend to avoid risks because inaction can be safer than action. However, often successful people got to where they are because they were willing to take risks that no one else was. Carla Rudder, in an article for the Enterprisers Project, asked eight technology and business leaders to share how they cope with risks. She shares their tips for taking smarter risks in IT: Challenge the status quo. Embrace emerging technologies. Celebrate failure. ...

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How to Develop an Internet of Things Strategy

Gartner predicts that by 2020, there will be nearly 20 billion devices on the Internet of Things (IoT), and more than $300 billion in revenue will be generated from IoT device. While the IoT can facilitate the process of building value for your company, success depends on various factors, such as the type of business you have, your capabilities, and your ability to understand this new technology. In an article for CIO.com, Thor Olavsrud says ...

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Machine Learning: Where It’s Been and Where It’s Going

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a budding field. Nowadays, many businesses are trying to figure out how to use it to their advantage. Indeed, AI can help reduce operational costs, improve efficiency, generate revenue, and enhance customer experiences. In an article for the Register, Danny Bradbury says that there’s a chasm between many current AI deployments and a mature approach with sensible business benefits, and companies need to know how to get from here to there. ...

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Does Technological Freedom of Choice Improve Productivity?

For a long time, organizations have mandated what kind of technology devices that their employees can use at work. The goals include to unify an organizational culture and prevent security issues. However, organizations have compromised the preference of their employees with such a mindset. And this is why the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) guerilla movement of recent years has intended to deepen customer relationships and better work ethics. Matthew Raskin, in an article for the Enterprisers Project, ...

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5 Key Components in Getting IT Projects Approved

CEOs and CIOs don’t always have a smooth relationship. Too often, there are wide gaps in communication between these chief officers. However, CIOs need approval and funding from CEOs to get their projects move forward. IT project failure can damage the overall business capability and brand reputation to serve and attract customers. Mike Sisco, writing for CIO.com, says that there are five key components to make an IT project appealing enough for CEOs to approve: ...

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When to Use Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is being used more and more, as it is credited with cost reduction, great flexibility, and optimal resource utilization. However, is it smart to use it for everything in order to maximize obtained benefits? Mark Samuels, in writing for ZDNet, talks about where the cloud can go next and how business and tech leaders can take cloud to the next level. He says that for a business, the cloud can mean the following: ...

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Why CIOs Make Great Board Directors

CIOs are a fastest-growing addition to the boardroom, and rightfully so. Craig Stephenson and Nels Olson, in an article for Harvard Business Review, say that CIOs can help address hot issues such as using technologies to enhance operational efficiencies, improving cloud computing and digitization, and detecting risks and threats associated with information security. There are three tips to keep in mind for boards to incorporate a CIO director: Update your mindset about the role of ...

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CIOs Should Make 5 Changes to IT Funding in an Age of Digitization

The digital world is at our fingertips, and we have to digitize our products and operations to catch up with the fast pace of constant technological changes. As we rely on technology to go about our daily lives, CIOs are shifting their focus from projects to products, while getting up to speed with DevOps, IoT, and agile to maximize business capabilities and outcomes. Digitization means change and innovation, but it also requires a new approach ...

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How to Future-Proof Your Transformation Project

Nothing can be a solid insurance for digital transformation. Whatever looks outstanding today might look basic a few years from now. IT leaders are not only tasked with driving the digital transformation, but they are also responsible for adjusting quickly to the environmental changes during the journey. Peter Bendor-Samuel, in writing for CIO.com, says that there are three key decision-making areas that can determine the success of a breakthrough if handled with a future-proofing mindset: ...

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How Far Can CIOs Go in the Tech Career Path?

Maybe being a CIO is not the best thing that happens to your life if you have the ability to climb even higher on the executive ladder. But how do you know if there is a better place to be than a CIO’s desk? And what are the best things can a CIO really do? Mark Samuels, in writing for ZDNet, talks about the career path of CIOs and their future roles, which involve the ...

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