What is process improvement? A business methodology for efficiency and productivity

What is process improvement? Process improvement involves the business practice of identifying, analyzing and improving existing business processes to optimize performance, meet best practice standards or simply improve quality and the user experience for customers and end-users. Process improvement can have several different names such as business process management (BPM), business process improvement (BPI), business…

How to get a seat on the board: 10 tips for CIOs

Concerned with cybersecurity breaches and digital disruptions, corporate boards are installing seasoned IT leaders who can balance data protection with innovation. In fact, the number of CIOs serving on Fortune 100 boards in the past three years has grown by 74 percent, according to a 2017 Korn Ferry study. And with good reason. Forty-eight percent…

8 technologies that will disrupt business in 2020

Technology’s pace of change has had a profound impact across nearly every industry. These days it’s not enough to keep atop of emerging technologies but to keep ahead of them. In the coming year, new and evolving ways of wrangling data will take center stage in the enterprise. Innovations in artificial intelligence, edge computing and…

IDG Contributor Network: Corporate purchasing – an unexpected way to fight climate change

Large businesses are at a disadvantage when it comes to making real change to tackling climate change. Unless there is a clear cost benefit (such as by switching to cheaper, renewably generated power) implementing changes which cannot be justified by a simple internal cost-benefit analysis are difficult to build a business case for. Energy usage is the easiest to…

CIO resumes: 6 best practices and 7 strong examples

Conflicting advice on how to write a strong resume abounds — and when you’re targeting a CIO position, there’s even more to consider. At the executive level, a well-crafted career story is essential. This requires a honed ability to highlight and emphasize your experience, accomplishments and achievements. Here, industry experts offer six best practices for…

IDG Contributor Network: Lack of cybersecurity is the biggest economic threat to the world economy over the next decade, CEOs say

In its 2019 CEO Imperative Study, Ernst & Young surveyed 200 global CEOs from the Forbes Global 2000 and Forbes Largest Private Companies across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. Also interviewed were 100 senior investors from global firms that manage at least $100 billion in assets. However, regardless of…