How Skyworks embraced self-service IT

The traditional role of IT is to develop and deliver solutions. “Execution” is at the top of the CIO required skills list.  But with the advent of cloud services and more sophisticated analytics tools—and the increasing demand on IT for new capabilities—many CIOs are asking their business users to take over some delivery responsibilities. Satya…

What is a solutions architect? A vital role for IT-business alignment

Solutions architect definition A solutions architect is responsible for evaluating an organization’s business needs and determining how IT can support those needs leveraging software, hardware, or infrastructure. Aligning IT strategy with business goals has become paramount, and a solutions architect can help determine, develop, and improve technical solutions in support of business goals. A solutions…

New IBM sales strategy catches CIOs’ attention

Technology titans must continue to evolve, or risk being relegated to the scrap heap of history. IBM doesn’t plan on joining the tech mastodons anytime soon. The company, whose knack for surviving tech disruptions makes it  hard to root against, has simplified its go-to-market strategy to make it easier for customers and partners, winnowing its…

Convergint builds data science team from the ground up

Leveraging data, analytics, and machine learning can give companies a competitive advantage. But a successful machine learning program can seem out of reach for many companies: They may not have enough data scientists, data engineers, or other specific talent; or the data science process may be too time-consuming or require too many resources. That’s the…

7 ways COVID-19 has changed IT forever

COVID-19 struck IT like a tsunami in early 2020, sweeping away long-established operations and processes, forcing CIOs to quickly identify and deploy acceptable alternatives. Now, as the virus threat appears to be gradually receding, IT leaders are viewing a radically transformed landscape, wondering how essential operations and practices will fit into a “new normal” business…

IT Salary Survey 2021: The results are in

The latest Insider Pro and Computerworld Salary Survey reveals the current salaries for dozens of tech titles, the IT skills most in demand (and those not), the tech hiring expectations for the coming year, and what matters most to IT pros in their current jobs. Read More from This Article: IT Salary Survey 2021: The…