5 tips for technology business management success

To align IT initiatives with business strategy, today’s IT leaders must ensure IT spending is streamlined toward achieving organizational goals. Here, the technology business management (TBM) framework can help. TBM is a flexible framework for integrating IT into the organization as a whole. By implementing TBM, your organization can gain a greater understanding of its…

5 tips for leading IT from home

More people are working remotely than ever before as a result of worldwide shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This puts executive leaders in the awkward position of leading from home. Traditionally, leadership involves face-to-face meetings, getting one-on-one time with other executives and having a physical presence across the organization that helps build trust with…

The business value of NLP: 5 success stories

Data is now one of the most valuable enterprise commodities. According to IDG’s State of the CIO 2020 report, 37 percent of IT leaders say that data analytics will drive the most IT investment at their organization this year. While data comes in many forms, perhaps the largest pool of untapped data consists of text.…

8 tips for driving digital strategy during COVID-19

From deliverable schedules to procurement windows, virtually every IT timeline has been compressed by the coronavirus crisis. Those three- to five-year horizons for digital transformations? They’ve shrunk to months thanks to the pandemic, say some CIOs and consultants. As is often the case, the truth is more nuanced. Big Bang transformations have been streamlined —…

Inside Ventec’s IT ramp up to meet ventilator demand

Ventec Life Systems was a little, and little-known, medical device manufacturer in the Northwest until the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a huge spike in demand for its VOCSN ventilators. Previously, Ventec had the capacity to make around 3,000 of its multi-function ventilators a year, but in early April it landed a contract from the Federal Emergency…

IT’s 10 biggest challenges amid COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has created challenges in virtually every aspect of business, in ways few people could have imagined just a few short months ago. IT is certainly no exception, with CIOs and other technology leaders working overtime to cope with the disruptions, support the business, and continue to steer transformations into uncertain futures. […

The path forward: A COVID-19 offshore playbook

Editor’s note: This article is the third in a three-part series to help IT leaders who depend on partners and suppliers in India or other offshore locations for core IT services to better understand the impact of COVID-19 in India on offshore IT service relationships, and what actions can be taken to protect and support…