How to get to One IT in one piece

If one thing’s for certain, mergers and acquisitions bring change—and often not for the better. Despite best intentions, staff often suffer when a company grows through acquisition. A real desire on the part of leadership to merge two organizations into one can result in fractured teams, disenfranchised employees, or, worse, a mass exodus of top talent.   To read this article in full, please click here Read More from This Article: How…

The 9 hottest jobs in IT

Job candidates for the most in-demand IT positions are hard to find and, sometimes, hard for hiring managers and recruiters to describe, as new technologies appear and current ones evolve. A report from CompTIA suggests the most sought-after jobs in IT are currently software positions, IT support specialists and systems engineers, in that order. Close…

CIOs who foster a culture of equality empower innovation

Today’s world is characterized by constant change stemming from widespread business disruption, which is caused in large part by emerging technologies. To be competitive in such a world, companies must adopt an agile, innovation mindset to identify and invest in new markets, experiences, products and services for growth — and do so nimbly and react…

5 ways leading organizations excel at digital

With technology integral to business strategy, leading organizations are rewriting the rule book for success. In Deloitte’s 2018 global CIO survey, we identified these digital vanguard organizations as having two distinct attributes: a clearly defined digital strategy and an IT organization viewed by the business as a leader in harnessing emerging technologies and building digital…

CIOs get strategic

Sarah Naqvi spent the greater part of her career at HMSHost International, a purveyor of food and beverage services for travelers, starting out in application development as a programmer analyst and working her way up the ranks to become CIO in 2013. The early days of Naqvi’s CIO tenure was fairly traditional, focused on shoring…

Google workers hold sit-in to protest retaliation

In November 2018, Google workers walked out to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment allegations. Now, many say the company has retaliated against them for participating in that walkout. And on May 1, International Worker’s Day, they held a sit-in. The first protest action occurred on Nov. 1, 2018, when approximately 1,500 Google employees…

IDG Contributor Network: Tech days of reckoning

Today technology gives us endless opportunities to innovate, but the window to be the first closes quickly. This breakneck speed of change and adoption has businesses on edge and wondering how they can keep up not only with the competition they know but also deal with unexpected disruptors. Is Uber, Amazon, Google or Huawei making…

Scrum master certification: Top 9 certs for agile pros

Agile has revolutionized software development and project management, and has increased demand for IT pros skilled in the methodology and its many flavors, including Scrum, Lean, Kanban and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). When it comes to benchmarking knowledge and competency, a Scrum master certification is widely valued across all industries, and can prove you have…