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5 Critical Skills that a CIO Needs for Success

There are few leaders that are able to move from a technical managerial or directorial position into the role of a chief and thrive in it off the bat. Many such leaders never manage to reach their utmost potential, the dizzying pace of technological progress is perhaps part of the reason success as a CIO has become more difficult. If you don’t know the differences between a CIO and CTO check out this article here.

It’s safe to say that the companies that are able to use technology not only as a back-office tool to keep the lights running, but as a catalyst for business growth and development, are going to be the companies that will win in the 21st century, and a skillful CIO is key to that success. These are the skills a CIO needs to muster in order to push her organization forward in the digital era.

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6 Collaboration Platforms That Can Help You Today

A lot of businesses are aiming to create platform experiences into both their external product or service delivery as well as internally within the company’s own operations. The reason this initiative has become much more prominently found among the industry is due to 1) the increasing amount of information silos popping up left and right as more and more systems enter a company’s software ecosystem and 2) because of the increasing array of options available to firms of all backgrounds.

 

In this post, we will quickly cover six different collaboration applications that can help your company streamline its’ business operations. The intended use of these platforms is varied, they can be used for intranets, client portals, online communities, and lightweight learning management systems and so forth.

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Tips for DevOps: Advice for Staying Productive

Over 75 percent of the companies polled in a recent survey claimed that they were either in the process of adopting development operations (“DevOps”) practices or had already adopted them. Many companies are using the data they receive to optimize various programs and apps for mass consumption.

The key to beating out the competition in the modern world of business is getting your app to market first. This is where having a knowledgeable and productive DevOps team comes in handy.

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Principles of Great Companies

There are hundreds of ways by which we can classify what is a great company. Especially nowadays with the vigor with which job seekers are looking not only at a company from the standpoint of the type of work they’ll be doing but also from the perspective of the type of environment they’ll be in. This environment is driven by a company’s culture, values, principles, and mission. At Anant, we use Amazon’s Leadership Principles as our guideposts.

 

Clearly, we look up to Amazon and the values that guide them, but along with them are some other company principles that we admire. Here, we will cover 4 principles from various companies that we believe make an impactful mark on employees.

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Demystifying the 5 Phases of Project Management

Project managers are the backbone of any successful project, but their roles are often down-labeled to simply reminding teams about deadlines or setting up status meetings. Looking at project management from a traditional perspective, a PM’s job requires a deep understanding of five specific phases, that enable success for a project. These are:

 

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