For a future-ready IT organisation, think multithreaded, not bimodal
Buying into bimodal IT is like a CIO owning acres of swampland, writes Richard Pastore of the CIO Executive Council. Even if the CIO builds one or two digital smart homes on the swamp, it’s still a bad, bad neighborhood.
How to manage a multi-generational workforce
With multiple generations making up today's workforce, conflicts are bound to arise -- especially as millennials assume management roles. Here's how to take best advantage of the unique characteristics of Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y.
How to maintain strong relationships with remote workers
Much of the stigma about working from home has disappeared. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need to work to maintain relationships when you aren’t working side-by-side with your colleagues.
How to keep a founding CEO engaged post IPO
What do you do with a founder post IPO? Ixia’s CEO tells Rob Enderle about a process they’ve implemented that has proven successful.
How to get the most out of an IT outsourcing vendor visit
In the rush to seal deals and keep costs low, IT outsourcing customers are skipping a critical due-diligence step in selecting an IT services provider, conducting site visits. Here’s how to do it right.
Deloitte CIO finds strategic value in IT's 'sacred' obligation
How often do you meet a CIO who has the strategic seat at the table and can also drill down deep on operational issues? Deloitte CIO Larry Quinlan is that rare executive.
VMware CIO: 'I've worked for a lot of evil people in my career'
Attracting and keeping talent is the top challenge today, he says, and it takes more than money.
How to tackle change management in an era of automation
CIOs must revamp IT systems, processes and staff roles, thanks to the rise of automation facilitated by artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things and analytics.
How 4 organizations connect veterans to IT jobs
More than 50 percent of post-9/11 veterans will experience a period of unemployment after they return from service. Here are four organizations leveraging IT to help military veterans find employment.
CISOs learn 5 tough lessons about conveying security risks
Honesty can still be the best policy, but there are some precautionary measures to take.
4 ways running IT is like directing a Hollywood movie
Tomorrow's IT projects will use rapidly assembled casts of specialists, with a digital strategy officer role emerging to take the lead as the project producer and director.
CIO describes how he moved 125K workers to Office 365 in 6 months
The CIO of Swiss power company ABB shared details with CIO.com about its decision to ditch IBM Notes and move 125,000 workers to Office 365. The migration spotlighted important lessons for IT leaders about the scalability of enterprise tools and how innovation can drive staff productivity.
State CIOs will focus on security and cloud in 2016
Security concerns rate at the top of NASCIO poll for third straight year, while cultural and administrative challenges slow the adoption of cloud computing in state governments.
6 proven strategies for evaluating and prioritising IT projects
Within most large organizations – as well as smaller businesses – time and resources are in short supply yet high demand, making project selection more difficult. Evaluating and prioritizing projects can be complex, but this vital first step can negatively impact the business if not assessed carefully.
CISO proposes cybersecurity co-op to fend off hackers
The CISO of Rockwell Automation thinks a cybersecurity co-operative, comprised of top information security engineers from several companies, could serve as a salve to the talent shortage and also offer and an improvement over managed security service providers.
What end of support for SQL Server 2005 means for CIOs
Microsoft’s support for SQL Server 2005 ends in April and just like with Server 2003, you should take the end-of-life announcements from Microsoft seriously.
Microsoft CEO takes a collaborative approach to cybersecurity
Microsoft CEO Nadella talks of company's role in an ‘ecosystem,’ saying partnerships and top-to-bottom protection and detection critical to battle emerging security threats.
5 IT industry predictions for 2016 from Forrester and IDC
The continued dominance of the cloud, and the continued shortage of talent paint a perplexing picture of the state of IT next year.
Intel taps former Qualcomm exec to run PC, IOT and software businesses
Intel appoints Venkata Renduchintala as president of Client and Internet of Things (IoT) businesses and Systems Architecture Group
How machine learning will affect your business
Machine learning won't replace all of your employees with computers or suddenly double your revenue, so how does it change the way businesses operate?
What CRM data tells you about your sales methodology
Salesforce.com, like most CRM systems, is sales-methodology agnostic. But CRM data can show you a lot about problems in that methodology.