The audacious early days of CIO magazine

Editor’s note: In his new book, “Future Forward: Leadership Lessons from Patrick McGovern, the Visionary Who Circled the Globe and Built a Technology Media Empire,” author Glenn Rifkin tells the story of the International Data Corp. (IDC) and International Data Group (IDG) founder. This excerpt recounts the audacious, entrepreneurial origins of CIO magazine, bringing to life McGovern’s “Let’s…

8 IT cost cutting mistakes you need to avoid

Even as the overall economy strengthens, many IT leaders remain under pressure to keep their budgets lean and nimble. Slashing costs is always a serious challenge, particularly at a time when IT’s role and responsibilities are expanding rapidly, and new technologies need to be identified, funded and acquired. To read this article in full, please…

The dark side of DevOps: Forewarned is forearmed

DevOps is an increasingly popular organizational philosophy that boosts collaboration between development and operations staff—perhaps even combining them into a single department—and prescribes constant integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) of new code, with software features being rolled out incrementally every few days or weeks rather than unleashed as huge, monolithic updates. In theory, it makes…

10 top-ranked tech MBA programs for 2018

Top-ranked tech-focused MBA programs Image by Thinkstock There’s a looming executive leadership crisis in today’s IT companies, but there’s certainly no shortage of excellent, rigorous programs designed to help build the next generation of great leaders. If you’re looking for a resume boost and/or considering a career path that leads to the C-suite, an MBA…

IT skills gap: Facts vs. fictions

Headlines, hiring surveys and conventional wisdom suggest there are far more openings for highly skilled IT jobs, than qualified workers to fill them. Research firm Gartner reports that “by 2020, 75 percent of organizations will experience visible business disruptions due to [infrastructure and operations] skills gaps, which is an increase from less than 20 percent…