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Eight tips for working with a cloud service provider

Technologies like cloud computing have created new challenges for CIOs and IT teams, but working with a cloud service provider (CSP) can relieve some of that pressure. How can your CIO and IT organization ensure that your CSP is doing the right things? Here are eight tips to get you asking the right questions: 1. […]

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“It’s complicated”: How cloud computing challenges today’s CIO

I’m a technical advisor to IT teams, and that means at some point most of my conversations include the phrase: “It’s complicated.” This phrase is particularly pertinent when it involves cloud computing. Cloud is a major topic of conversation in CIO corners these days, and it is discussed as both a potential saving grace and […]

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IT is a business unit, and it is transforming industries

In a recent education session, my colleague Lisa said that IT is a business unit. As I nodded in agreement, I suddenly had an OMG moment (that is, a moment of revelation). I realized that not only is IT a business unit; IT is increasingly a revenue-producing business unit. Technology transforming business Most people agree […]

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CIO influence and counsel

Across the globe, there are major business schools that educate CEOs, CFOs and COOs on how to effectively operate businesses. Their work is recognized as pivotal and influential for the success of companies. Consider, however, the importance of Chief Information Officers (CIOs). CIOs must also be visionaries, innovators, business leaders, technology managers and increasingly: catalysts […]

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