Business of IT

Driving IT business alignment
Driving IT Business Alignment: How CIOs Claim the Spotlight

CIOs are not in the dark when it comes to knowing that their organization should be aligned with the rest of the business. They understand that their strategies, organizational capabilities,...

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State of IT: IT’s Role in Business Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

When we take a look back at the IT industry in the 90s, we remember it as the Godfather of all IT apps, mainframes, and data centers. The bigger the...

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Here’s How IT Leaders Are Solving Their Top 3 Vendor Accountability Challenges

Has vendor accountability morphed into a beast your IT organization can’t seem to tame? If so, don’t worry; you’re not alone in your fight. We regularly encounter IT departments that...

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The Chronicles of Numerify and IT Business Analytics: 3 Years and Counting!

I remember the spring of 2014 quite vividly — we were getting ready to launch Numerify and emerge from stealth mode. It was an exciting time for the small marketing...

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Why Are Top IT Organizations Failing at Communication and Visibility?

When we talk with leaders at top IT organizations, we hear the same pain points over and over again: no communication, and a lack of visibility. IT executives think they’re...

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IT mindset
Reimagine What’s Possible: How to Take Your IT Mindset to a New Level

What if you had absolute trust with your suppliers and your SLAs became insignificant? What would happen if your DevOps team became a “chaos monkey” that purposely initiated failures to...

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How Technology Is Changing the IT Workforce

As I sat down to write this blog post, I had an ironic experience. Our office WiFi stopped working, and I eventually headed home after a few unsuccessful attempts at...

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IT operations challenges
IT Operations Challenges I Encountered Working on a Consumer-Facing Team

A few years back, I worked at a global retailer in Tech Operations management supporting business programs, engineering, and operational needs. The team was unique in that we were not...

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Retail IT
Retail’s Unsung Hero During Peak Periods

With peak season in full swing, retailers are facing long lines of frantic shoppers, websites overloaded with orders, and discounted merchandise selling out in days (or hours). Though these scenes...

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3 Key IT Challenges Facing the Healthcare Industry

IT leaders across all industries are tightening their belts and trying to find the perfect balance of cost, equipment, people, and processes. For the healthcare industry in particular, complications around...

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