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How 5 IT leaders beat their toughest technical challenges

Just as technology is always evolving, so is the role of IT leaders. In the not too distant future, tech execs will face new challenges and take on new roles. The most successful IT leaders are the ones that can recognize and adapt to those changes.

Written by John Brandon17 May 16 23:29

4 IT leaders share the mobile apps they use every day

If you’re anything like the typical smartphone user, you have a ton of apps that you barely even notice, let alone use. IT execs are no different, of course. But these apps are different, rising above the typical app clutter to become the ones these IT leaders can’t live without.

Written by John Brandon18 April 16 20:48

5 things you need to know about 5G

While it may still be years away, understanding how 5G will impact the enterprise now will help you plan accordingly.

Written by John Brandon21 March 16 23:41

Does your company need an innovation lab?

Bi-modal IT may be tech buzzwords du jour, but creating a separate department (often in its own physical space) to do nothing but pure R&D is still an enticing prospect for embracing the innovator’s dilemma.

Written by John Brandon07 March 16 22:54

How to handle a major social media crisis

Social media horror stories can be like the car wreck you can’t take your eyes off of. Here are some tips on how to defuse an incident at your company. Or better yet, how to prevent one from happening in the first place.

Written by John Brandon09 Feb. 16 00:00

Why paper still rules the enterprise

A new study shows just how much business is still being done on paper via printers, scanners and other office equipment. But is that such a bad thing?

Written by John Brandon25 Jan. 16 23:13

Can AI solve information overload?

In some ways, artificial intelligence – in the form of automated features within popular applications – is already helping us combat info-glut. Those small steps are leading inevitably to a future in which we’ll all rely on AI for daily assistance with mundane tasks.

Written by John Brandon29 Dec. 15 15:00

5 apps to help you make better decisions

There are apps for just about everything these days. So why not an app that can help you capture and organize ideas and, ultimately, make important decisions? Here are five that do just that.

Written by John Brandon15 Dec. 15 15:30

5 email helpers you need to install right now

Email overload is a fact of daily business life. Or is it? While plenty of applications promise to help you manage the morass of messages munging up your mailbox, these five may actually deliver on those promises.

Written by John Brandon18 Nov. 15 16:10

You moved to the Cloud ... the Internet's down. Now what?

Major connectivity issues are bound to happen sooner or later. Will your employees be able to keep working, or is an Internet outage a prelude to sending everyone home for the day?

Written by John Brandon04 Nov. 15 15:31

Does Facebook even belong in the enterprise?

Sure, it may seem like your staff is spending far too much time checking their news feed, or ‘liking’ viral videos. But, beyond the privacy concerns, security risks and productivity issues, there are good reasons to allow Facebook in the office. Right?

Written by John Brandon02 Oct. 15 15:08
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