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March 23, 2020
IT contract negotiation has always been a difficult dance between customers and vendors, but the coronavirus pandemic means there are new rules to navigate on both sides.
March 04, 2020
IT events across the globe are being canceled, rescheduled or streamed in response to concerns about the possible spread of COVID-19 in public spaces and large groups.
June 26, 2019
AI is touted as the tech that will help us combat global warming, but training AI models requires a shocking amount of energy. What are the implications for enterprise AI strategies?
May 17, 2019
The Trump administration's move to effectively ban Huawei products from U.S. networks has big implications for IT execs in charge of supply chain sourcing and security.
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It's a new era for managed service providers and CIOs. MSPs increasingly act as strategic partners, helping IT teams fulfill the outsized role technology plays in business success. Continue Reading
Inspecting vendor contracts for risk is increasingly important as CIOs scramble to stay nimble in a volatile economy. ClearEdge Partners explains how to protect your interests. Continue Reading
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Do you know what goes into a proof of concept? Or why POCs are done? Learn more about the elements of a POC and get access to free proof-of-concept templates for the CIO in this tip. Continue Reading
The ITSM automation gains you've reaped from your ITSM provider can vanish when you need to switch vendors. These five tips will prevent that from happening. Continue Reading
How do CIOs develop ITSM SLAs that satisfy business expectations in today's complex environment of multiple service providers? David Clifford takes CIOs through five key steps. Continue Reading