Managing Veterans in the Workplace

5 Tips for Managing Veterans in the Workplace

Millions of former U.S. service members are now part of the civilian workforce, bringing diverse skills and experiences to their new employers. But sometimes cultural differences can create obstacles for veteran employees and civilian managers, preventing clear communication and understanding. By recognizing some of these common challenges, you can help ease the transition for veterans…

2 IT Tasks Your Company Should Automate

2 IT Tasks Your Company Should Automate

Artificial intelligence and machine learning open up new opportunities for your organization to save time and money, while increasing efficiency, reducing errors, and improving overall operations. In a CIO article published earlier this year, experts recommended making automation a strategic priority, pinpointing the tasks or systems you can automate to free up employee time to…

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Scrum Master: A Key Player for Project Management

Organizations operating in our digital age must be able to react, adapt, and evolve in a rapidly changing environment. Many, from small startups to large multinational companies, are embracing a more agile environment to help them address multi-faceted challenges. Scrum is a simple but powerful framework that allows teams to work collaboratively and efficiently on…

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How to Approach the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

Today’s high demand for IT and technology talent is outpacing the supply of qualified candidates. This workforce gap is documented across all areas of IT, but it is particularly prominent – and problematic – in cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Workforce Gap Cybersecurity job openings have grown by 94% since 2013, compared to 30% of IT positions…

4 Soft Skills IT Professionals Need to Succeed

For IT professionals, up-to-date technical skills are a clear necessity. You must actively develop key tech qualifications in order to advance in your field and serve your organization well. But don’t forget to work on your soft skills at the same time. Employees in technical positions sometimes neglect or underestimate the value of non-technical skills…

Think IT Member Spotlight: Dan Gowens

Dan Gowens, Sr. Director at Prime Therapeutics, believes that IT leaders and business leaders have complementary goals and should form partnerships to achieve them together. He has worked in the IT industry since the 1980s, and he has built his career on building cooperative teams, solving problems, and aligning tech solutions with business aims. Dan…

3 Challenges Facing CIOs in 2019

On any given day, CIOs have a lot on their minds. They’re juggling wide-ranging challenges, from keeping up with emerging technologies to sourcing the best talent for their teams. But there are only so many hours in each day, and CIOs must choose which priorities are most pressing. The following three issues should be top…