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IT Leader Profile: Upgrading ERP During a Pandemic
News  |  9/23/2020
Mukul Agrawal serves as global head of ERP and IT services at Vistaprint. Here's a look at what he's done and what he has been working on lately.
MassMutual Explores Health Data from Wearables
News  |  9/16/2020
Life insurance giant MassMutual is exploring the use of health data from wearables to further refine its data science-created underwriting models.
The Right Tech Exec to Lead Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
Commentary  |  9/16/2020
Accountability for diversity and inclusion revolves around data. The ability to manage that data can raise thorny questions over which executive should lead the way.
Tech Conference Diversity: Time to Get Real
Commentary  |  9/15/2020
Tech conferences still tend to reflect traditional biases. In today's world, diversity and inclusion should be priorities.
The Other CFO: The Rise of the Cloud Economist
Commentary  |  9/14/2020
Here's why you need someone on hand who understands the technical and financial aspects of cloud management so that things don't spiral out of control.
Data Science: How the Pandemic Has Affected 10 Popular Jobs
Slideshows  |  9/9/2020
Data science jobs aren't as plentiful as they used to be. Here's a snapshot of where average salaries and postings stand today.
What Emoji Use at Work Can Tell Us About Team Dynamics
Commentary  |  9/7/2020
A new big data research project found that emoji use at work varies significantly based on the user's role, company and conversational situation.
Painful Lessons of the Pandemic Can Lead to Future Strengths
Commentary  |  9/4/2020
Here are some key considerations for IT leaders and teams as they seek investment and buy-in to implement solutions that will support their organizations now and in the future.
FedEx CIO Rob Carter Shares His Experience, and IT Outlook
News  |  9/3/2020
In his upcoming Interop Digital keynote address, Fedex's Rob Carter will be discussing how the logistics giant has evolved its IT strategy and where technology goes from here.
Today's New IT Project Manager
Commentary  |  9/2/2020
Among the IT functions changed forever by the COVID-19 pandemic is project management. The days of "walk around" project management seem to be gone. Some thoughts on what the future looks like.
Modern CTOs Thrive on Big-Picture Thinking
Commentary  |  9/2/2020
Chief technology officers today must unify businesses in new and important ways.
The Coming Tech Schism in the Post-Pandemic Workplace
Commentary  |  8/28/2020
Masked versus mask-less personnel? Dual-base versus single-base employees? What will the business workplace look like when all this is over? No one really knows yet.
5 Critical IT Roles for Rapid Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  8/28/2020
As some organizations look to transform faster than anticipated, putting critical tech roles in place will be the key to a smooth, successful journey.
How a Remote Work Platform Aided a Security and Risk Manager
Commentary  |  8/27/2020
Continuity Global Solutions found a long-term way to handle confidential team collaboration through Workstorm's platform.
Analytics Salaries Steady Amid COVID Crisis
News  |  8/26/2020
The COVID-19 crisis has changed attitudes toward working from home for many professionals. Will that continue for analytics pros in 2021?
IT Jobs Remain Strong Despite the Pandemic
Commentary  |  8/19/2020
16.3 Million Americans are unemployed right now, but IT positions are relatively safe.
4 Best Practices for Hosting a Virtual Hackathon
Commentary  |  8/14/2020
Technology leaders should embrace the virtual hackathon. Here's why (and how to get started).
The Future of Work in a Post-COVID Era
Commentary  |  8/10/2020
Advice for CIOs: With remote working here to stay, now is the time to advance cloud initiatives, consider uses for AI, and strengthen business continuity.
Adding Fuel to the MSP vs. In-house IT Debate
Commentary  |  8/6/2020
Recent changes to employee support delivery options and more reliance on third-party cloud services help make a stronger case for MSPs. Here's a look at the pros and cons for both sides.
How to Accelerate Digital Transformation with a CDO
News  |  8/5/2020
Looking to update ordering for ecommerce customers, bakery manufacturing and ingredient supplier Dawn Foods decided to hire a chief digital officer to spearhead the process.
Can Artificial Intelligence Help Increase Diversity in IT?
Commentary  |  8/5/2020
Applied properly, AI might help bridge the diversity gap in IT by assisting with job postings, evaluating resumes and standardizing the interviewing process.
How Machine Learning is Influencing Diversity & Inclusion
Commentary  |  7/29/2020
Here's how IT leaders can better manage the bias that becomes embedded in algorithms and datasets to help increase opportunities for minority tech professionals.
4 Ways to Excel as a Female Data Scientist
Commentary  |  7/24/2020
Glassdoor has ranked data science as one of the top 10 best jobs in the US every year since 2015. Here's how you can stand out in this field.
Tales of the Work From Home World
Commentary  |  7/22/2020
Whether COVID-19 causes your organization to return to work-from-home or not, here are some remote work tips for managers and employees.
How to Plan Today for Tomorrow's Lights-Out Data Center
Commentary  |  7/20/2020
A data center managed entirely by automated systems sounds like the setting for a science fiction movie. Yet human-less data centers are making their mark.
DevOps Isnít a Dirty Word
Commentary  |  7/20/2020
Here's how visionaries can most effectively make the case for DevOps transformation.
Overcoming the IoT Security Skills Gap
Commentary  |  7/15/2020
While the tech industry is currently challenged by an IoT skills gap, there are steps that companies and leaders can take to minimize these issues and drive change.
Traits of High-Performing IT Teams
Commentary  |  7/1/2020
IT teams face unprecedented challenges, navigating a fast-paced landscape amid the pandemic. Adopting Agile principles may help drive performance and success.
IT Career Paths You May Not Have Considered
Commentary  |  6/30/2020
As IT continues to expand into new areas, there are lots of potential career moves. Some lie outside the IT department.
Finding Balance in Dev vs. Ops for Site Reliability Engineers
Commentary  |  6/30/2020
Results from a recent survey show some organizations have pushed SREs in directions that underutilize and squander their talents.
Corporate Governance in the Era of Offsite Employees
Commentary  |  6/23/2020
Here are six questions CIOs should ask themselves to assure that corporate governance and security are "up to the task" for remote work.
Post-Pandemic: Tech Risk Considerations
Commentary  |  6/23/2020
While the full extent of the impact is not yet known, the following guidelines can help tech risk managers in successfully addressing the many challenges companies are facing now -- and later.
Technology and the Pandemic: Complete Coverage for IT Leaders
News  |  6/16/2020
Check here regularly for InformationWeek's updates on the coronavirus pandemic and related issues like business continuity, remote working, IT operational challenges and other technology considerations.
Should IT Professionals Retrain for a New Normal?
Commentary  |  6/16/2020
Tech workers coping with changing roles or a job loss due to the pandemic may have to realign their skillset to get back in the running.
Will Remote IT and Gig-based Teams Lead the Future of Work?
Commentary  |  6/11/2020
An assessment of projects managed by Gigster show increased interest among enterprises to use for-hire expertise.
IT Careers: Planning Your Future When the Future Is Uncertain
Commentary  |  6/10/2020
Increasing levels of economic uncertainty and fast-paced technology change mean IT professionals should look at their career paths differently.
10 Tips for Managing a Remote DevOps Team
Slideshows  |  6/9/2020
The pandemic has many DevOps teams working from home. Here's how to help your team succeed under what may be very different circumstances.
Office Everywhere: Remote Work Going Forward
Commentary  |  6/4/2020
Almost overnight, companies pivoted to remote work, but long-term viability requires an all-in commitment to digital transformation across technology and culture.
Agile May Be Key for Companies Experiencing VUCA
Commentary  |  6/3/2020
During this time of uncertainty, businesses are trying to adapt to the new normal. Here's why the Agile philosophy is suitable for unforeseen business obstacles.
Data and Analytics Pros Navigate Job Market Changes
News  |  6/1/2020
Data scientists, machine learning specialists and other data and analytics pros are seeing a changes to the job market in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. What will the lasting impacts be?
IT Careers: 10 Industries with Job Openings Right Now
Slideshows  |  5/27/2020
As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economy, many IT workers have experienced layoffs and unpaid furloughs. But not all the news is grim if you know where to look.
CIO to CEO: The Path to the Top
Commentary  |  5/27/2020
Use these approaches to open the door to the rest of the C-suite and increase your influence.
How to Optimize Productivity in Fragmented Workplaces
Commentary  |  5/25/2020
With fast-changing markets, fragmented teams, and unprecedented business disruption, how can new work management approaches help leaders maintain productivity on the right work?
Smoothing Out the Edges for Remote Digital Worker Experience
Commentary  |  5/22/2020
IT teams are facing a new normal with the shift to remote work. Here are some key steps they may not be considering (but should) to improve the digital experience.
Are You Firing the Wrong People?
Commentary  |  5/20/2020
Organizations are reducing their workforces to reduce costs, but they may be sacrificing long-term stability for short-term savings.
7 Tips on How to Build a Stronger Business/IT Partnership
Commentary  |  5/20/2020
To create the organizational resilience necessary in this new normal, businesses need to stop thinking of IT teams as just expensive gatekeepers.
Helping Developers and Enterprises Answer the Skills Dilemma
Commentary  |  5/19/2020
Understanding what developers want to upskill may be vital for retention and recruitment in an increasingly competitive search for top talent.
Suddenly Remote: What the Open Source Community Can Teach Us
Commentary  |  5/15/2020
Many individuals prefer to collaborate in person. But as a community that has operated remotely since its inception, the open source world can teach us a thing or two to ease the transition.
COVID-19 IT Layoffs and the Future of Work
News  |  5/13/2020
Layoffs hit technology jobs in April, too, as the COVID-19 shock wave whacked employment, and organizations may be accelerating their automation plans to protect workers and cut costs.
How to Accelerate Your Career: 4 Tips for Women in IT
Commentary  |  5/13/2020
The lack of women in IT leadership demonstrates the current need for deeper investment in the next generation of women in technology.
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