7 tips to transform difficult stakeholders into project partners
Business projects almost always create change, which can also bring about significant disruption, stress and fear. That anxiety can translate into difficult project stakeholders – not to mention at-risk projects and unmet goals. Knowing how to turn these problematic partners into committed collaborators is essential skill all project managers should master. Here’s how.
comScore CTO shares big data lessons
Digital analytics company comScore has been using Hadoop to process its big data since 2009. With six years of experience using the technology in production, comScore CTO Mike Brown shares some of the lessons he's learned.
6 mindsets of culture transformation
We spend time "putting out fires" but do we take the time to consider the source of the issues?
The dirty secrets of project management revealed
Thousands of project managers are in a mad rush to push IT projects live on July 1. Why are PMs more than willing to go over budget than miss a deadline?
Busting UC&C myths to make better implementation decisions
There are some misunderstandings and myths relating to Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) which are worth correcting because they may get in the way of an organisation making correct decisions about implementation.
The ERP upgrade conundrum: How to calculate the true cost
If you use an old on-premise financial management solution, you have a difficult decision to make over the next few years: do you upgrade the application one last time and get a few more years out of it or move to a modern cloud solution? This is the first of three parts that will help you answer that question.
How CIOs can create the IT workforce of the future
Today’s businesses are more dependent on technology than ever. For CIOs this is a change-or-be-changed scenario -- a call to action to guide their businesses and shape the IT workforce.
How CISOs can create security KPIs and KRIs
The Information Security Forum recommends that CISOs take a four-step approach to creating key performance indicators (KPIs) and key risk indicators (KRIs) to support informed decision-making.
Accelerating into the cloud
As the Cloud sector grows ever more rapidly and different solutions and plays seem to appear almost daily, the question becomes one of detail and matching need with the correct package. Brian Karlovsky looks at how the market is developing and what the channel should be doing for its clients.
CIOs share their secrets to unplugging on vacation
IT executives have learnt how to build strong, reliable and trustworthy teams so that no one person is the single point of contact. That not only allows for more efficiency, it lets CIOs unplug on summer vacations.
Making the case for agile in the enterprise
We look at how IT leaders make the business case for agile.