8 digital transformation mistakes (and how to fix them)

All around us, companies are using technology to transform their operations, respond more quickly to customer demands, and enable new business models. At least, that’s what they’re saying. The reality, though, is often less rosy. According to 451 Research, more than half of all retail, financial services, and healthcare organizations have launched a formal digital…

The audacious early days of CIO magazine

Editor’s note: In his new book, “Future Forward: Leadership Lessons from Patrick McGovern, the Visionary Who Circled the Globe and Built a Technology Media Empire,” author Glenn Rifkin tells the story of the International Data Corp. (IDC) and International Data Group (IDG) founder. This excerpt recounts the audacious, entrepreneurial origins of CIO magazine, bringing to life McGovern’s “Let’s…

8 IT cost cutting mistakes you need to avoid

Even as the overall economy strengthens, many IT leaders remain under pressure to keep their budgets lean and nimble. Slashing costs is always a serious challenge, particularly at a time when IT’s role and responsibilities are expanding rapidly, and new technologies need to be identified, funded and acquired. To read this article in full, please…

The dark side of DevOps: Forewarned is forearmed

DevOps is an increasingly popular organizational philosophy that boosts collaboration between development and operations staff—perhaps even combining them into a single department—and prescribes constant integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) of new code, with software features being rolled out incrementally every few days or weeks rather than unleashed as huge, monolithic updates. In theory, it makes…