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Welcome to Insider Pro

For more than 50 years, IDG has earned the trust of its readers with authoritative coverage of the technology industry. Insider Pro is the natural evolution of the insightful coverage our publications have produced for decades.

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Digital transformation brings IT and LOB together

CIOs have an opportunity to shrink the distance between technology and line of business as IT takes a leadership role with digital business initiatives.

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Tech resume templates

Getting your resume 'just right' in order to attract recruiters, HR pros and hiring managers is as daunting as it is critical. To jump start the process, Insider Pro has assembled this collection of real resumes revamped by...

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IDC PeerScape: Practices for using KPIs to drive IT and business performance

This IDC PeerScape explores two organizations that are focused on exploiting next-generation KPIs and becoming more data-driven organizations. One is a cloud-based SaaS business and the other is a more traditional internal IT function....

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Managing diverse, multi-location teams

The management challenges for CIOs are only going to grow in the digital age. The question is: are they ready?

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The 5 qualities of a thought leader

If everyone’s a thought leader, then no one is. Here are 5 talents to look for when you’re recruiting.

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Moving beyond template-based notifications

How to identify your gray area stakeholders for more effective incident response communications.

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Big data challenges impacting data-driven business goals

IT leaders need to understand the opportunities big data presents so they can overcome the various challenges and remain competitive in the growing data-centric economy.

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What is an enterprise wide agile transformation and why CIOs should lead it

More CEOs are considering enterprise wide agile transformations, enabling a significant opportunity for CIOs to lead their organization’s process, culture and mindset changes.

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Measuring the value of the business analyst role

Once we see a business analyst in action, we can see the value. But how do you quantify soft skills of an enabler that helps others be more successful and deliver greater value? Let’s consider some metrics and ways to approach...

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Data governance is key to a data-driven business

Data governance isn't complicated, but its implementation requires expert advice, as well as local knowledge of the company and its peculiarities to develop a solution that brings real benefits.

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Why data governance matters – and who should own it?

Should CIOs take an active role in data governance? Their organizations may need it to survive even if they don’t grock the business value.

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You are what you say

The right words can convey more than a thousand pictures.

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The digital transformation debate: It’s about people AND technology

Technology is an integral part of the strategic themes for digital transformation and the new competencies of the top performers.

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5 ways leading organizations excel at digital

Leadership lessons from digital vanguard organizations.

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How CIOs can get truly strategic...and why that matters

CIOs can earn their opportunity to advance at the strategy table, but to keep their roles, they need to make what IT does central to the business.

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How to create a data-driven culture – and why it matters

After talking to Kitty Kolding, CEO of Chrysalis Partners, it’s obvious that the companies that really respect the data stand to derive the most value from it.

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4 reasons why you should consider a platform strategy

Platforms from which to deliver products and services can be very profitable ways to gain market share and build customer loyalty. Any CIO involved in developing a digital strategy for a new product launch should consider whether a...

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