Rethinking IT strategy post-COVID-19

When the COVID-19 crisis bore down in mid-March, Avery Dennison’s IT department did what most shops did to prepare for working during the pandemic — they fortified networks, amped up bandwidth, and rolled out a regular cavalry of collaborative tools to enable a near-instantaneous shift to remote work. Once resiliency of core systems was established,…

5 areas IT leaders should be followers

Enterprise leadership is not only knowing how to lead, but when to follow. Recent events have demonstrated that sometimes, to lead is to follow. Here are five key areas when following is the path to great leadership. 1. Mobile security The single richest target for mobile cyberattacks is the c-suite, according to a report from…

4 secrets of successful EPMOs

Poor project performance is a bane to enterprises. Not only do projects that miss targets challenge an organization’s ability to remain competitive, they are a drain on resources, as The Project Management Institute’s 2020 Pulse of the Profession report shows that 11 percent of investment is wasted due to poor project performance. As organizations strive…

11 ways to accelerate your software project

Sure, every IT leader and customer wants every software project delivered faster. But fast-tracked development can lead to buggy code, shoddy testing, incomplete solutions, or worse, insecure software. But, while no one wants a failed software project, sometimes certain contexts — market conditions, business needs, windows of opportunity — can justify some measure of tradeoffs…

The new CIO charter

Nathan Rogers doesn’t have a background in coding or computer science. He’s spent little career time mapping IT infrastructure or understanding system architecture. Yet Rogers, with an MBA and a resume loaded with business development and accounting experience, isn’t the head of finance or operations. Instead, he serves as senior vice president and CIO at…