IT leaders are making major commitments to sustainability

Businesses remain committed to their IT sustainability goals, despite distractions and disruptions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, research suggests. Google Cloud hired analyst firm IDC to investigate whether businesses have changed course on the topic of sustainability. As it turns out, many have redoubled their commitments. Polling 2,000 IT decision-makers around the world for the report, Google Cloud found that …

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Many IT leaders feel they don’t get the credit they deserve

IT professionals were crucial to keeping businesses afloat during the pandemic, but new research suggests many feel underappreciated. According to a report from Pure Storage, based on a poll of 500 IT leaders across Europe, the vast majority (87%) are proud of the impact of their work over the last 18 months, particularly with regards to shifting workloads to the …

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Business leaders often fail to listen to advice from IT

Business leaders often regard the IT department as a tool, rather than a source of innovation, which leads to a range of missed opportunities. This is according to a new report from IT firm Insight, which polled 550 senior IT decision-makers from enterprises with 500+ employees across Europe. The company found that almost three-quarters (72 percent) of business leaders see …

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IT leaders are fretting about the return to work

As lockdown restrictions are lifted and people slowly return to their offices, IT experts are worried about the threats employees might bring back with them. Polling 300 IT professionals late last year, BlackBerry found that almost all (nine in ten) are worried about workers returning to offices with unpatched systems and outdated software. A third, meanwhile, are “very concerned”. Furthermore, …

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These are the areas IT leaders need to address to make hybrid working a success

If businesses want to make hybrid working a success, they need to make sure their employees are engaged, productive, and not burning out. This is according to a new report from collaborative work management platform Wrike, based on a poll of more than 300 IT leaders, including CIOs, IT VPs, directors, and managers. Wrike says the modern workspace is already …

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How to spot absentee leaders in your organization

Leadership effectiveness is of paramount importance in 2021, as most organizations continue to operate remotely with virtual teams. Crises such as the current pandemic act as a litmus test for leaders, with effective leaders rising to the challenges of guiding their organization through hardship, and ineffective leaders unravelling under pressure. Personality is a robust predictor of job performance and a …

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Enterprise IT leaders ‘aggressive’ about shift to the cloud

IT leaders worldwide are “aggressively” moving legacy infrastructure into the cloud, eager to achieve the business, technical and financial benefits of the shift. This is according to a new report from specialist SAP technology consultancy Lemongrass, which claims the move could be “rough” if organizations don’t put the proper measures in place. Polling roughly 150 IT directors for the report, …

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Majority of IT leaders will look to outsource to MSPs in 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced organizations everywhere into a speedy digital transformation, which in turn has stretched IT teams thin. This year, in order to ease the burden on overworked IT departments, most organizations are planning to outsource cybersecurity efforts. This is according to a new report from Syntax, and based on a poll of 500 IT decision-makers from the …

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A question of mindset: Why business leaders must engage with technology, even if they don’t understand it

Contemporary business thinking argues that IT is now so fundamental to commercial success that it should govern how companies are run, how they prioritize investment, even how they describe themselves. Take Uber, for instance, which for many isn’t a disruptive transportation or delivery business, it’s a tech company. Similarly, Amazon isn’t primarily a retailer, it’s a technology company – the …

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IT leaders find on-prem systems ‘not capable of reacting to rapid change’

For the vast majority of decision-makers worldwide (77 percent), on-premise IT systems and enterprise applications are simply not capable of reacting to rapid change, which has become nothing short of a necessity in today’s environment. This is according to a new report from enterprise software provider Unit4, which states that, in order to become more agile and competitive, businesses are …

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