IT News - CxO
2019 Aug 11
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10 Signs Outdated IT Systems Are Killing Your Business
CIO, July 30th, 2019

"Progress comes at a price," writes John Edwards in CIO. "In the IT world, that price includes the cost of upgrading or replacing the aging systems that are responsible for keeping your enterprise thriving and competitive.

Knowing exactly when to pull the plug on an existing IT resource requires both insight and awareness, as well as a willingness to embrace new technologies and practices. To get started, here's a look at the 10 telltale signs that it may be time to consider an IT system change..."
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2019 Aug 11
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10 Ways To Have Better Conversations
The Enterprisers Project, July 29th, 2019

"Many leaders take a vested interest in improving their communication skills," notes Carla Rudder in The Enterprisers Project. "They labor over email drafts to ensure the most important updates are explained. They fine-tune and practice their presentations repeatedly before they take the stage at business events. They might even coach their teams on communication best practices and etiquette.

But what about the side conversations that happen in the hallways at work or on the road with customers? Do you treat them with the same level of preparation and care? Often not. In those situations, most of us simply wing it..."
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    2019 Aug 11
    #83813
    5 Must-Read Harvard Business Review Articles In August
    The Enterprisers Project, August 1st, 2019

    Carla Rudder writes in The Enterprisers Project, "Each month, through our partnership with Harvard Business Review, we refresh our business library for CIOs with five new HBR articles we believe CIOs and IT leaders will value highly. These curated pieces are available now through the end of August..."
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    2019 Aug 11
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    6 Free It Strategic Planning Templates For CIOs
    Search CIO, July 30th, 2019

    "An effective IT strategy plan clearly defines an IT organization's mission and requirements, and it translates that mission into long- and short-range actionable goals," writes Linda Tucci in Search CIO.

    "An effective IT strategic plan also reflects and drives the enterprise's business strategy and goals. Sounds straightforward enough, but as technology has become a business differentiator, IT strategic planning is more crucial and difficult than ever before. The IT function is no longer there to simply support business goals; IT must help drive the business.

    These free IT strategic planning templates and examples of IT strategic plans will help CIOs develop strategies that become powerful tools for the business..."
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