11 lies CIOs will tell themselves in 2022

A key member of your leadership team isn’t giving you straight information. Which is distressing, because straight, unvarnished, accurate perspectives are what you need most when formulating IT’s strategies and plans. Sadly, you can’t escape the worst deceiver on your team. That’s because the worst deceiver is the one you see when you look in…

8 biggest IT disasters of 2021

IT is synonymous with business operations for just about any company of any size. So when tech goes down, the company can go down with it. IT failure, whether it’s a complex system or project, is increasingly shooting to the top of the business news section, where its impact can become even more detrimental —…

At Stryve Secure Sustainability Is an Employee Affair

“Ultimately, the effort to achieve zero-carbon emissions is about resources and humans. But it’s also about human resources. Climate change is the most important issue we face, but even from a selfish business standpoint, sustainability makes sense and will increasingly be a differentiator not only for customers, but also for employees who will demand that…

7 enterprise architecture mistakes to avoid

Enterprise architecture provides the foundation for successful business-IT initiatives. When properly designed and implemented, enterprise architecture will help business leaders achieve their goals, enabling the organization to become more responsive, efficient, and competitive. Unfortunately, just a few common mistakes can keep an enterprise architecture from meeting its designers’ intended goals and objectives. In fact, a…

Altria’s investment in career development pays off

For Dan Cornell, vice president and CIO of Altria Group, cultivating IT careers is key to retaining IT talent. Through a combination of talent planning, employee investment, mentorship, and clear growth opportunities, Altria is committed to helping employees understand their own potential and how they fit into the organization, Cornell says. Employees at Altria are…

Cyber Hygiene, Analytics, and the User Experience

There’s already been a lot written about the persistent tension between operations and security. The security team’s mission is protecting the business from malicious activity, and that sometimes means locking systems down. The operations team’s mission is to maximize the business’s ability to do business on their IT systems, including managing software and configurations.  Then,…

Accelerating business through collaboration

Being able to collaborate with colleagues online has been essential for businesses to survive during the COVID pandemic. But the truth is, it’s essential to every business, pandemic or not.  As many businesses know, collaboration tools don’t always do what they say on the box; what sounds good on a spec sheet doesn’t always translate…