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Agility is king for cloud value, but ROI is harder to measure

The old capex-versus-opex approach is finally gone, but the cloud's new value focus on agility is much harder to calculate

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Management is the key to effective cloud deployment

Although it's easier to focus on the sexier aspects of cloud computing, long-term operational health should be a core consideration

Make sense of cloud service brokers

CSBs help you manage your mix of public and private clouds, but their capabilities vary widely

Smart CIOs ignore cloud extremists

Still, there are pro-cloud and anti-cloud extremists that you have to watch out for

Stop building the cloud backward

Too many in IT start wit the technology first, wasting precious time and goodwill

Business and IT have no good reason to fight over the cloud

Despite progress, too many organizations are battling internally over who controls business technology. When using cloud technology, there is a win-win option

IT's top 3 cloud migration errors

The good news is that most companies are now moving to the cloud; the bad news is that many are doing it poorly

What Intel's $300 million diversity pledge really means

With 76 percent male employees in the U.S., Intel has a lot of work ahead to bridge the gender and race divides

White House picks VMware's Tony Scott as CIO

Scott will replace Lisa Schlosser, who was filling the role temporarily

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5 ways a CIO can make a real difference to users

Empowering users with modern tools would help both users and IT, so what are you waiting for?

Shadow IT comes out of the shadows -- and back into IT

The cloud enabled shadow IT, but changes in IT management have helped IT gain ownership of the cloud

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6 reasons your business needs female leadership

Recent research reveals there are significant business advantages to having a woman in key leadership positions

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How to improve employee retention

In the competitive world of IT, organizations that don't understand the cost of employee turnover will pay a steep price

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Only 8 percent of companies can track shadow IT

Most organizations don't know how dark the shadows are, according to a new survey by the Cloud Security Alliance

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4 ways for IT to connect better with customers

Top IT shops know having users and IT work together can benefit the business and give IT workers a leg up in their careers

Verizon has no excuse for its planned cloud outage

Cloud providers have the means to keep their services available at all times, but have yet to deliver on this key expectation

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10 lessons U.S. tech managers can learn from their counterparts in China

China’s tech star is rising rapidly. Global companies -- and their savvy IT leaders -- should keep a close eye on the country’s technological transformation

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BYOD? Start here: A draft reimbursement policy for mobile users

Many companies still struggle with reimbursement and access policies for employees on the go

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Real innovation, not false bravado, disrupts markets

From cable TV to taxi cabs, innovative disruption is shaking up markets and changing people’s lives

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