How CIOs motivate their teams and foster productivity

IT departments are comprised of individuals with their own unique talents, goals, and levels of emotional investment. Like a skillful conductor, the effective CIO must be a champion and mentor for these individual contributors, wedding their individual efforts and self-interest to a larger and harmonious whole. This effort is a strategic imperative and the ultimate…

9 rules for working with headhunters and IT recruiters

There’s a common misconception about working with headhunters, recruiters, and employment agencies: while it’s true that IT recruiters can be valuable matchmakers, connecting talented technology professionals with companies in need of their skills and experience, these firms work for employers, not for you. And they are merely channels through which you may secure an employment…

8 secrets of successful AI projects

Business leaders at every level see the value of using artificial intelligence, but using AI well is where the true value lies. Here, lessons from the leading edge can be a guide. According to a recent Deloitte survey, 82 percent of early adopters of AI are seeing positive financial results from their investment in cognitive…

5 digital transformation trends for 2019

CIOs are suffering from digital transformation fatigue, but not just because the phrase has been overused to describe nearly any IT modernization effort. As it turns out, CIOs are finding it challenging to get sponsorship for Big Bang transformations from CEOs and boards who have little appetite for a long wait in an era of…

5 digital transformations trends for 2019

CIOs are suffering from digital transformation fatigue, but not just because the phrase has been overused to describe nearly any IT modernization effort. As it turns out, CIOs are finding it challenging to get sponsorship for Big Bang transformations from CEOs and boards who have little appetite for a long wait in an era of…

CAPM certification guide: Certified Associate Project Manager exam explained

What is the CAPM certification? The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers several globally recognized certifications in project management and the Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) certification is a great way to jump-start a career in the field. For those without the necessary experience to meet the prerequisites for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, gaining…

Digging deeper into AI: Why scratching the surface isn’t enough

There’s no question that artificial intelligence (AI) has become a game-changer for businesses today. For forward-looking leaders, AI is increasingly understood to be the key to transforming customer experiences, delivering new, digitally driven value propositions, and entering new markets. But most business leaders today aren’t capitalizing on AI’s full potential. That is largely because they’re…