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Content posted in October 2016
Are True IT Leaders Born Or Made?
Commentary  |  10/31/2016
Elliot Luber is a visiting assistant professor of business, management, and leadership at SUNY Empire State College's School for Graduate Studies. Here, he shares his views on what makes a great IT leader and provides four tips you can apply now to your own career journey.
Achieving IT Agility: 4 Steps To Start Your Journey
Commentary  |  10/28/2016
IT agility is about far more than adopting agile development practices. It requires a complete rethinking of your entire IT organization in order to help your company achieve the digital transformation needed to survive. That's the conclusion of a new report from The Hackett Group, which identifies four key steps to take as you begin your journey toward IT agility.
BI Self-Service Analytics: IT's Next Top Priority
Commentary  |  10/27/2016
IT organizations should prioritize their self-service analytics tools projects to enable business users to experience the value of analytics and big data investments.
Bank Of America's Digital Transformation: Where IT Fits In
Commentary  |  10/27/2016
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is in the midst of sweeping digital transformation involving all aspects of its customer-facing operations. InformationWeek spoke with several of the company's technology executives to find out where IT fits in its evolving technology roadmap.
Rapid Application Development: Know The Right Tools
Commentary  |  10/26/2016
Rapid application development tools could be what your app builders need for their next big project -- if you know how to ask the right questions.
Poll: Where Are You Spending Your IT Dollars In 2017?
Commentary  |  10/25/2016
We want to know about your top IT spending priorities for the year ahead. Take our flash poll and tell us where your IT dollars are headed.
McDonald's Flips Its Training Game: Podcast
Commentary  |  10/21/2016
In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast, McDonald's Jack Sylvester and Inkling's Matt MacInnis talk about the new document infrastructure the fast food giant is using for its training and operations manuals -- and what that infrastructure means for onboarding more than 700,000 new employees a year.
Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda: Digital Ecosystems, Interoperability, Bimodal IT
Commentary  |  10/19/2016
Digitization, creating a new level of organizational interoperability, and the practice of bimodal IT are among the priorities for CIOs, according to the Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda. See how your IT priorities stack up.
IT In Danger Of Being Marginalized, Accenture Warns 
Commentary  |  10/19/2016
Declining confidence in enterprise IT and greater use of external cloud services are among the findings of a recent Accenture survey. The growth of shadow IT comes with risks. Get a closer look with this infographic.
Gartner: Digital Business Depends On Core IT, IoT, AI
Commentary  |  10/18/2016
The infrastructure for the new digital enterprise rests on five domains. At the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2016, Peter Sondergaard and his colleagues explained the importance of those domains.
McDonald's Cooks Up Digital Document Infrastructure
Commentary  |  10/17/2016
McDonald's worldwide has to onboard more than 700,000 people a year. A new cloud-based document infrastructure lets the company save money and time while keeping consistency high.
Navigating Today's IT Choices
Commentary  |  10/14/2016
IT pros can cut through the cluttered IT landscape by adopting sales skills.
Let's Patent This: A Primer For Enterprise App Developers
Commentary  |  10/11/2016
Patents aren't typically the first thing on your mind when you're developing an application for your enterprise. Yet, there's a great deal of creative development work going on at organizations of all types and sizes. Attorney Lincoln Essig provides five steps IT professionals and enterprise app developers can take to make sure your company's intellectual property is protected.
Infrastructure Monitoring: Two Different Perspectives
Commentary  |  10/10/2016
Infrastructure monitoring is critical for the modern enterprise. In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast, we hear two executives talk about why they monitor -- and how it's done.
5 Ways Agile Boosted Our IT Team's Happiness
Commentary  |  10/10/2016
Chris Savoie, director of product strategy at Workfront, has spent the past 12 years leading Agile IT teams. While the productivity improvements of Agile methodology are well documented, we rarely hear about how Agile affects IT morale. Here, Chris shares five things he learned along the way, and how his IT team benefited in the process.
Women In IT: Where Is The Equal Pay?
Commentary  |  10/6/2016
Women in IT are still earning significantly less than their male counterparts, according to the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Take a look at our findings, and then let us know how your compensation stacks up.
How We Built Our Own BI: When Off-The-Shelf Apps Won't Do
Commentary  |  10/5/2016
Sagi Bakshi, GM of Digital Solutions for ironSource, needed a business intelligence application to meet all of his organization's unique needs. When off-the-shelf options proved inadequate, his team decided to build its own layer on top of an existing system. Here's how it did it -- and the role IT played in the process.


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