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9 Lies CIOs Tell Themselves

Self-assuredness is an important quality in a leader, since nobody wants to work for someone who is indecisive or lacking confidence. But if that self-assuredness stems from lying to oneself, then it is really not any better. In an article for CIO magazine, Bob Lewis shares nine things CIOs say …

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Are Cost Savings a Myth in the Public Cloud?

One thing organizations especially love is saving money. Businesses shift from on-site servers to cloud solutions because they rightfully expect it will reduce costs. But in an article for InformationWeek, Charlie Li and Jason Hatch argue that a cloud switch does not translate into instant savings. Rather, saving money in …

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9 Warning Signs of Bad IT Architecture

IT architecture is sometimes built through a long game of Telephone: One group says what it should look like. Another group builds it. A third group maintains it. Repeat this a few times and things inadvertently fall even further out of sync. In an article for CIO magazine, Bob Lewis …

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The State of Enterprise Resource Planning

Introduction: What Is Enterprise Resource Planning? Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a software solution that handles organizational needs by integrating and monitoring multiple business functions like inventory, human resources, accounting, CRM, etc. It is a shared database that promotes communication and proper streamlining of information among different departments to reach …

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9 Things Your Service Provider Wants You to Know

Nobody is happy when IT runs into problems, especially the service providers catering to them. But there is frequently friction in these IT-provider relationships, and it often stems from miscommunication. In an article for Computerworld, Sandra Gittlen becomes the voice of service providers, sharing nine tips that the providers would …

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