At Barings, IT culture change pays dividends

Culture is the hardest thing to change in a global enterprise, especially when it isn’t unified. Barings CIO Andrew Lennon tackled this task when he agreed to band together five disparate IT organizations with a goal to create higher value through self-service capabilities. “We needed a cultural overhaul within IT,” says Lennon, who accepted the…

7 traits of successful enterprise architects

With digital transformation challenging businesses worldwide, a growing number of companies are placing their future into the hands of an enterprise architect, someone who can take disruption and turn it into a competitive advantage. With a CIO’s guidance, the enterprise architect can develop a systems architecture and technology evolution plan that will support and advance…

7 tech buzzwords to cancel in 2020

More than any other industry, technology suffers from misplaced industry jargon. CIOs are battered by consultants hawking cure-all strategies and vendors pitching Swiss Army-knife solutions in a box. Tech jargon is so pervasive that even IT leaders are falling prey to the warmed-over Kool-Aid, contributing to the gross fatigue of even legitimate terms. It’s not…

6 IT roles prime for reskilling

It should not be surprising, given the furious pace of change in the technology field, that some IT roles are undergoing something of a metamorphosis so that they can adapt to shifting requirements. CIOs need to consider these roles ripe for reskilling or upskilling in support of digital transformations. Roles that required a certain set…