The 6 most overhyped technologies in IT

IT leaders are not immune to infatuation with the promise of emerging tech. Here, CIOs share which technologies they believe are primed to underdeliver, offering advice on right-sizing expectations for each one. Many modern CIOs have adopted the mantra: No technology...

CIOs for hire: The rise of the contract CIO

A class of CIOs are offering fractional and contract services to fill a niche in the IT executive job market. With more than four decades of IT experience and multiple executive roles, Greg Taffet has both seen and held a wide range of job titles. So he was surprised...

10 key skills for a successful cloud strategy

Success in the cloud also means tweaking your skills mix. From architecture expertise to vendor relationship management, here’s what your organization needs to make the most of the cloud. More than a decade into cloud adoption, CIOs still report that a lack of the...

6 ways to optimize your innovation spend

Innovation is key to organizational growth. Yet most companies shortchange innovation initiatives when it comes to IT budgeting. Here’s how to stretch your R&D dollars. There’s a disconnect between IT priorities and spending — one that could jeopardize your...

7 key skills new IT grads are lacking

New tech graduates are smart, their IT managers say, but they still need coaching in these crucial areas. Greg Taffet is scouting for talent. Taffet, the CIO of U.S. Gas & Electric Inc. in North Miami Beach, Fla., brought on four new staffers in the past six...