10 IT Leadership Tips from Top Experts

It is great to ask questions from a superior or mentor, but what if you are the head of the department? Where do you turn with your inquiries? In an article for CIO.com, John Brandon shares expert advice for IT leaders today. There are ten pieces of advice the experts …

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The Real Cost of Unused Software

Unused or wasted software costs companies money, but just how high is that cost? In a report, 1E Limited analyzes how much software waste exists, the cost, and ways to combat it. This report analyzed 3.6 million seats and 1,800 software titles spanning across 129 corporations, concluding that companies are …

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What Will Make Your Development Run Faster?

What is most important for an IT service provider to deliver today? Traditional IT seeks to maintain the status quo and keep things stable, but there is a push more now than ever for things to be delivered rapidly. In a post for Valorize IT, this push for hasty delivery …

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7 Tips for Managing an IT Outsourcing Contract

Ambiguity is often a good thing in art; it is enjoyable to interpret a painting or the ending of a novel. But in business, ambiguity is the devil, and it can tank operations. Especially when it comes to IT outsourcing contracts, specificity is the goal at all times. In an …

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When it Comes to Cyber Threats, CIOs Don’t Like to Share

Whether it be a 13-year-old thinking he is clever hacking into your system, or an organized crime to steal coveted information, cyber-attacks are a frequent occurrence. For the CIO, part of their job description is to protect against these threats. In a post for The Accidental Successful CIO, Dr. Jim …

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Third-Party Governance Styles Based upon Contract Objectives

Governance is a skill that in many companies has not fully developed into a key process to optimize its relationship with third-party providers. Outsourcing relationships can generally be characterized into four types, as depicted below: Key to developing a relationship with a provider is to identify the type of relationship. …

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10 Legal Areas that IT Managers Should Beware

The iron fist of the law can be an impenetrable barrier of entry in the world of business. It is growing more and more vital that IT managers are familiar with the basics of the law. In an article for TechRepublic, Mary Shacklett explores the legal concerns that every IT …

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