4 Hybrid Cloud Misconceptions

Most businesses have gotten over their initial apprehension of the cloud, but plenty of new apprehensions are still emerging. The hybrid cloud, for instance, is giving many pause. In an article for the Enterprisers Project, Kevin Casey describes and debunks four misconceptions of the hybrid cloud: Hybrid cloud means sacrificing …

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Time to Discard Non-Compete Clauses?

Everybody hates theft, and theft of ideas might be the most personal form of them all. Non-compete clauses exist to limit how much of your business’s knowledge an exiting employee can take with him or her and potentially use against you in the future. Are such practices really practical though? …

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7 Sizzling IT Outsourcing Trends

As technology changes, strategy changes with it. And IT outsourcing evolves with both of them in turn. In an article for CIO magazine, Stephanie Overby describes seven percolating trends in IT outsourcing that you should keep in mind: Rapid software development Cloud integration Talent wars Automation results Captive offshore delivery …

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3 Ways CIOs Must Adapt amid ‘Digital Darwinism’

Animals adapt to changing habitats. Businesses must adapt to changing technology, like the cloud, big data, and the Internet of Things. CIOs regardless of industry need to be ready for the evolution. In an article for the Enterprisers Project, Michael Segal describes the three actions CIOs must take: observe, plan, …

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Examining IT Services from Different Perspectives

IT service management is all about stability and reliability. Paradoxically, stability and reliability are actually moving targets, since business is always evolving. In a brief meditation at his blog, Professor P. Ross S. Wise considers this conflict and how service management should be viewed from different perspectives. Curved Trajectories He …

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10 Top Tips for Better Release Management

With great release management in the organization, there may not be a lot to talk about. With bad release management, there is plenty to talk about, and it is probably being talked about loudly. In a post for ITSM.tools, Simon King shares 10 tips to improve release management and put …

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What Science Tells Us about Leadership Potential

If you scrape together highlights from all of the available data on leadership, what picture emerges? In an article for Harvard Business Review, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic attempts to answer that question. He has collected information on several of the most pressing leadership questions to expand our perspective on what constitutes leadership …

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6 Outsourcing Trends to Change IT in 2018

When in doubt, outsource. Global outsourcing is nearly at $89 billion, so it is clearly working for someone. In an article for TechRepublic, Alison DeNisco Rayome discusses six trends of outsourcing that will affect IT this year: Traditional captive centers will decrease. Partnerships will become more critical. The growth of …

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