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10 Dos and Don’ts for Creating Your IT Budget

Budgets can be a measurable determinant of success. At the end of each year, your department will either have a surplus or a deficit, which is a quick indication of success or failure. In an article for TechRepublic, Jack Wallen explores how to properly create a budget. There are 10 …

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When Good Enough Is Better than Perfect

In the constant pursuit of a perfect solution, are you actually causing more harm than good? Unfortunately, too many organizations spend so much time seeking perfection they waste valuable time and resources, which ends up costing the organization. In an article for TechRepublic, Patrick Gray examines when “good enough” is …

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Beware of the Productivity Measurement Fallacy

Can money and productivity be measured on the same spectrum? Unfortunately, money saved does not always equate to greater productivity from employees. In an article for CIO.com, Eric Bloom explores his own experience with this fallacy. Pitfall Ahead In the business he was employed at, there was a company-wide productivity …

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9 Common Habits of Successful CIOs

CIOs are under a great deal of pressure to constantly be at the top of their game. So what is the secret of the great CIOs? In an article for InformationWeek, Jessica Davis uncovers the little behaviors that make a big impact. There are nine habits of successful CIOs: Start …

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Shadow IT Takes the Pressure off the CIO

Are you afraid of the dark? Suspicious of the lurking shadows just waiting to bite your toes off? Well, perhaps not all shadows are waiting to harm you; in fact, maybe some are a great thing. In an article for IT World Canada, Yogi Schulz elaborates on the benefits of …

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Rise and Fall of the Chief Data Officer

With the rise of reliance on data and analytics, there needs to be someone whose focus is pinpointed on these numbers. In some cases, the Chief Data Officer (CDO) is the ambitious individual who is taking on this responsibility. In an article for InformationWeek, Lisa Morgan explores what precisely makes …

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3 Things to Remember When Moving to the Cloud

With all the positive hype surrounding the cloud, it is rather easy to assume that this technology is all good, without an inkling of negative drawbacks. But nothing is perfect and there will always be “cons” with every “pro.” In an article for ZDNet, Mark Samuels explores some of these …

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Innovation and the Visionary CIO

As long as technology continues to change, so too will the role of the CIO change with it. In an article for ZDNet, Geoff Webb, VP of Solution Strategy at Micro Focus, explains what being a “visionary CIO” really means in this context. In an effort to gain a competitive …

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Why CIOs Should Join Customer Advisory Boards

Today’s business environment demands that CIOs actively engage with their peers and vendors if they have any hope of staying on the cutting edge of technology innovation. Tom Greene discusses for CIO Insight the three large benefits that can be reaped from serving on a customer advisory board: The ability …

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