6 IT roles prime for reskilling

It should not be surprising, given the furious pace of change in the technology field, that some IT roles are undergoing something of a metamorphosis so that they can adapt to shifting requirements. CIOs need to consider these roles ripe for reskilling or upskilling in support of digital transformations. Roles that required a certain set of skills and accomplished a certain set of tasks in the past have evolved to…

January 15, 2020
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How Lear makes self-service IT delivery work

What do you get when your business community takes development into their own hands?  For Bonnie Smith, CIO at Lear Corporation, the answer is not “shadow IT.” With technologies like robotic process automation (RPA) getting easier to deploy and maintain, Smith and her team are building a new self-service model that lets a business community of 160,000 people design their own productivity tools. Smith, who has been CIO of the…

January 15, 2020
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Get this essential cloud security certification training bundle for only $49

Most businesses operate via the cloud. That means now is an ideal time to consider a career keeping them secure. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’d have to go back to school for professional training. Instead, you can easily learn from home — and prep to earn valuable credentials that’ll help you land a job — with The Essential Cloud Security Certification Bundle, now just $49. The cloud isn’t…

January 14, 2020
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BrandPost: 3 Ways CIOs Can Drive Company-Wide Culture Change

Digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way we live and work. As leaders at the center of the digital initiatives driving this change, today’s CIOs are uniquely positioned to have a positive and lasting impact on company culture. Organizations are striving to keep pace with changing innovations and evolving customer expectations. As product and service offerings change with the times, company cultures must adapt as well. In the past, many…

January 14, 2020
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20 IT resolutions for 2020

Even in the high-touch field of healthcare, where human interactions remain core to the delivery of most services, IT exec Bill Fandrich feels the pressure to bring technology-fueled transformations to bear. Fandrich, senior vice president and CIO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, says he must focus on how to use technology to create higher quality, more affordable services as well as to improve interactions for administrators, medical providers…

January 14, 2020
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BrandPost: How the new cloud-native Adobe Experience Manager will accelerate performance and experience delivery

As consumers continue to demand more personalized interactions, brands have struggled with larger volumes of content that need to be delivered faster across increasingly sophisticated customer journeys. Content consumption is rising at record speed: Millennials now spend 8.5 hours every day consuming digital content while Gen Z ramps that figure up to 10.6 hours per day .1 With online holiday spend in the United States surpassing $140B and 14% growth…

January 14, 2020
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BrandPost: How Rapid Integration Will Secure Rapid Results – the Vision of Adobe Experience Cloud as a Cloud Service

As consumers continue to demand more personalized interactions, brands have struggled with larger volumes of content that need to be delivered faster across increasingly sophisticated customer journeys. Content consumption is rising at record speed: Millennials now spend 8.5 hours every day consuming digital content while Gen Z ramps that figure up to 10.6 hours per day .1 With online holiday spend in the United States surpassing $140B and 14% growth…

January 14, 2020
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Career roadmap: Enterprise architect

In many ways, the enterprise architect is one of the most pivotal IT positions at an organization, and especially for a company that is embarking on a digital transformation. Enterprise architects are involved in conducting analysis, design, planning and implementation of any technology and process changes needed to help meet the goals of an organization. Andy Wang Andy Wang, principal enterprise architect at Pharmacyclics. Degree: Bachelor of arts degree in psychology,…

January 13, 2020
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The state of digital transformation in 2020

The past year has seen many businesses question exactly how transformational digital transformation really is. The answer, as with all IT initiatives, depends on the scope of the ambition, the skill of the leadership, and the ultimate degree of business impact. Yet we’ve seen a pattern emerge: Those with transformational aspirations discover that boil-the-ocean schemes seldom meet their objectives, while carefully planned and targeted initiatives often have broader benefit than…

January 13, 2020
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IDG Contributor Network: Workplace 2020: 4 defining factors of the future of work

The first few years of every new decade are more like the preceding decade than what eventually becomes its defining element. For example, the 1980s were characterized by the “greed is good” mantra from the movie Wall Street, but until about 1982, much of the world’s economy was in recession. What we now know as the go-go ’80s started showing glimmers in 1983 and didn’t hit full stride until approximately…

January 13, 2020
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