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Next-Generation IT Governance

Much like a baby in your arms compared to the child’s first day of college, IT governance is almost unrecognizable now compared to in the past. IT governance’s core values are still at its heart–alignment with strategy, controlled risk, and efficiency with IT resources–but what has changed is how these …

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How to Encourage Your Top IT Employees

When you work diligently to complete something you want to be recognized, or at least appreciated and encouraged to continue your superb work. The best employees need this type of satisfaction, in a non-cliché way, in order to continue working this well. In an article for InformationWeek, CIO Jonathon Feldman …

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10 Dos and Don’ts for Creating Your IT Budget

Budgets can be a measurable determinant of success. At the end of each year, your department will either have a surplus or a deficit, which is a quick indication of success or failure. In an article for TechRepublic, Jack Wallen explores how to properly create a budget. There are 10 …

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5 Tips to Master Knowledge Transfer & Develop IT Skills You Don’t Have

Very few IT departments are fully staffed with every skill they would like to have. Most organizations just choose to live with this problem, but there are more proactive strategies to consider. Chiefly, there is knowledge transfer, the non-boring cousin of knowledge management. Knowledge transfer involves IT managers working with …

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When Good Enough Is Better than Perfect

In the constant pursuit of a perfect solution, are you actually causing more harm than good? Unfortunately, too many organizations spend so much time seeking perfection they waste valuable time and resources, which ends up costing the organization. In an article for TechRepublic, Patrick Gray examines when “good enough” is …

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Beware of the Productivity Measurement Fallacy

Can money and productivity be measured on the same spectrum? Unfortunately, money saved does not always equate to greater productivity from employees. In an article for CIO.com, Eric Bloom explores his own experience with this fallacy. Pitfall Ahead In the business he was employed at, there was a company-wide productivity …

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9 Common Habits of Successful CIOs

CIOs are under a great deal of pressure to constantly be at the top of their game. So what is the secret of the great CIOs? In an article for InformationWeek, Jessica Davis uncovers the little behaviors that make a big impact. There are nine habits of successful CIOs: Start …

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