IDG Contributor Network: Do you have a data strategy to achieve better organizational analytics?

Big-data analytics, actionable insights, and powerful outcomes are the de facto expectations for data-analytics programs. Is your data strategy aligned to deliver those results? Organizations are seeking sophisticated analytical techniques and tools to gain more profound insights into how they can capitalize on the blue ocean of data analytics. Listen this week at your office…

IDG Contributor Network: Launching strategic IT initiatives: A negotiation exercise between IT and its business partners

The past couple of months have been filled with new beginnings, especially for IT groups. Armed with new budgets and post-holiday enthusiasm, many IT organizations were preparing to launch major initiatives in 2018. Although most IT execs have learned what it takes to implement successful initiatives, we are all guilty of skipping key steps in…

CIO change agents: The art of the IT turnaround

Digital transformations are in vogue these days, with CIOs winning plaudits for efforts that fortify business operations, generate new revenues streams, or both. But before IT leaders can initiate a bet-the-house overhaul, many must author a far more foundational transition: IT culture change. Rather than broken technology implementations, such as spaghetti legacy code and ERP…

What those developers really mean

It’s been said that the only people who tell the truth are the children and the insane. Now, developers may seem insane at times and they are just as prone to childish tantrums as anyone, but that doesn’t mean they speak the truth. Indeed they often shade the truth just like the suits in the…