Leadership and Success

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Keeping remote workers engaged and productive

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When it comes to working remotely, most enterprise leaders and employees usually have pretty strong opinions that fall along familiar lines of argument. For example: Pro: Working remotely allows employees more flexibility to do their jobs when and where they want, resulting in higher productivity and job satisfaction. Con: Remote workers can become disconnected and […]

Launching DXC’s Applied AI Studio

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Self-driving cars, the sharing economy and smart factories are just a few examples of the massive change and extraordinary opportunities that digital technologies can help us create. There’s just one catch—the tools themselves can’t imagine, innovate or self-engineer. That’s up to us. And the current shortage of skilled workers and inspired thinkers is creating a […]

To stay ahead, CIOs must think far ahead

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Technology change can be incremental or transformational. Organizations that embrace the latest cool tech toy without regard to how it fits into overall business strategies and goals are doomed to incremental change — which, in the dynamic digital economy, can sometimes be a death sentence. Transformational change, in contrast, requires a long-term view of technology […]

2020 Tech Trend: A new wave of digital business leaders

We are now undeniably in a digital world, where even if information technology is not your product or service, it will touch every part of the products and services that you provide. This means we need to adapt, and traditional organizations must better position themselves for the exciting digital changes that lie ahead. Provider, partner, […]

Keys to bridging the IT gender gap

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Today’s global technology industry evolves and moves forward almost daily. But one thing hasn’t changed: women continue to be underrepresented in the IT workforce. What really causes this ongoing gender imbalance, and what can be done to reduce it? The IT gender gap persists—and it may be growing. According to McKinsey, the percentage of female […]

2020 Tech Trend: Teams, not superstars, are the high performers

Developing high-performing teams will be the focus of many enterprises in 2020. Companies will confront the fallacy that pace is what unlocks the company’s full potential and recognize that how the company organizes its people and information flow is what determines performance. Organizing for a dynamic and complex environment requires a much different structure than […]

Enterprise innovators need more “friends” in this digital era

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There are few greater quotes on enterprise innovation than one from the mouth of prickly, world-renowned (and fictional) food critic Anton Ego in the Disney Pixar movie Ratatouille. Simply stated: “The new needs friends!” As with many great quotes, it’s beauty is in its simplicity. We can immediately identify with it, not just because it’s […]

4 action steps to prepare your workforce for the future

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What’s the best way to prepare for the workforce of the future? With news of Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and others investing billions in training, you’d be forgiven for thinking the answer is simply “reskilling the workforce.” And yet, reskilling is only one part of the solution. Creating the workforce of tomorrow requires a holistic approach […]

‘Human-friendly’ organizations will thrive in the digital age

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Automation and intelligent machines are an increasing presence in the workplace, yet organizations still need humans as much as ever to engage with customers, make business decisions, manage supply chains, do community outreach, and more. Indeed, there is a growing awareness in the enterprise world that successful organizations must strive to be as “human-friendly” as […]

Multitasking? Hardly! This is the real key to success in the digital era

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Succeeding in the digital era requires an ability to adapt and a willingness to be in lifelong learning mode. Really, you have no choice in an economy where the job you might have in 20 years doesn’t yet exist. Other traits will come in handy in the digital economy: The ability to communicate and collaborate, […]