Making the leap from IT expert to IT leader

The leap to leadership is a big one — especially in IT. That’s because the transition from IT expert to IT leader requires a significant shift in skills and a new mindset about the role technology plays in the business. In becoming an IT leader, your technical knowledge still matters, but you’ll also need to…

How data historians have evolved to make industrial data actionable

Industrial organizations are sitting on a decades-old, massive double-edged sword: their data. Over the years, industrial organizations from plants to refineries have adopted new technologies as they’ve become available: smart sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices, the cloud and Industrial AI … layered on top of legacy, plumbed-together on-premise technologies. This resulted in a…

‘Citizen developer’ success requires strong IT oversight

The “citizen developer” revolution sounds very promising. After all, what enterprise wouldn’t want to be more agile while reducing costs and accelerating their ability to bring solutions to market. But the wide array of platforms that enable end users to create workflows, automations, or even entire applications without the skills of professional developers invite the…

4 strategies for retaining IT talent

Some are calling it the turnover tsunami: One in four workers plans to quit their current jobs once the pandemic is over. That number jumps to one in three for Millennials and employees with children. As for the IT profession, a new survey by Blind, an anonymous social network popular with tech workers, found that almost half…

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Russell Kaurloto, VP and CIO at Clemson University

Russell Kaurloto, VP and CIO at Clemson University, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss the post-COVID workplace, the digital divide, diversity and more. This episode is sponsored by Cisco. Discover more at newsroom.cisco.com. To read this article in full, please…

Truck maker Oshkosh drives decisions with data

American automotive manufacturer Oshkosh Corp. has designed and built specialty trucks for more than a century. But for the past several years, the Wisconsin-based company has been ramping up its data capabilities to drive decision-making. “We are focusing on developing predictive models for our businesses and functional areas,” says Anupam Khare, Oshkosh’s senior vice president…

6 'crackpot' technologies that might transform IT

Famous mock musician David St. Hubbins once said, “There’s a fine line between stupid and clever.” On one side of the line is an endless celebration of genius. On the other: failure and ignominy. The tech industry has no choice but to embrace innovation and risk taking. As such, some innovations start out looking crazy…