IT leaders are embracing automation, saying that it is absolutely necessary for digital transformation. They believe in automation so much, in fact, that nearly three-quarters of them say that businesses that fail to automate will fail within 10 years.
The smart IT leader is constantly ensuring that systems and plans support the company’s overall strategy. How can you align your IT department with the business, stay involved with direction and decisions at the executive level, and ensure IT at your organization is respected as a vital asset?
Companies everywhere are making the transition from on-premises servers to cloud-based e-mail services. This switch is an opportunity for IT leaders to tighten their security controls.
Developing the right habits is important to success in leadership, and writing effective e-mail messages can take some practice. Here are some best practices for good communication along with several missteps that should be avoided.
Emotional intelligence is more than just the ability to demonstrate emotions, but it also includes the capability to empathize with others and make decisions based on multiple levels of awareness. It is key to managing successful projects.
Every IT leader must determine which of their company’s applications or processes work in the cloud vs. on-premises. However, the process to make this determination doesn’t yield the same results for everyone.
With perceptions of IT’s value and its status within an organization in constant flux, it can be difficult for IT leaders stay relevant. See how one IT executive navigated these tricky waters wherein technology’s role in business is often contradictory.
Whenever IT has a big project to complete, it often comes with required executive approvals. However, CEOs (and other managers) are more likely to give the green light to projects they understand. Here’s how to bring them up to speed on data projects.
Getting a seat at the boardroom table isn’t the goal of every IT or technology leader, but there’s no reason you can’t make it happen if it’s your goal. C-level executives working in technology have several qualities in common—do you have them?
IT employment contracts are not uncommon, and the IT industry in particular can be rife with various “gotcha” clauses in contracts. An attorney provides advice on how to successfully navigate these contracts and protect your career in the process.
Meetings are an inevitable reality of the workplace. However, sometimes is feels like they are too frequent and too long to really be productive. Here’s how to make project meetings work for you.