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Grow fast or die slow: Pivoting beyond the core

April 2015—Turbocharged initial growth is essential to surviving in the software industry. But what comes next? Here are four lessons so leaders can write their organizations’ second act.more

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The reality of growth in the software industry

April 2015—The leaders of Anaplan, Jive Software, and Synopsys discuss their experiences growing their companies while managing the challenges that accompany rapid expansion.more

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Protecting student data in a digital world

April 2015—Proponents of data-enabled education can learn from other industries that have faced concerns about the risks of using personal information.more

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The globally effective enterprise

April 2015—Today’s technology enables integrated operations that can change the globalization penalty into a premium.more

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Brightening the black box of R&D

April 2015—An all-in-one, one-for-all formula to determine R&D’s productivity can help companies see how well the function is performing.more

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Digital hives: Creating a surge around change

April 2015—Online communities are helping companies engage with employees to accelerate change.more

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Acquiring the capabilities you need to go digital

March 2015—Some of the talent and tools won’t necessarily be found in-house. Here’s how to create a sustainable strategy for sourcing the right people and products.more

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Protecting the enterprise with cybersecure IT architecture

March 2015—As digitization creates new cyberthreats, businesses should make security an integrated part of their IT infrastructure.more

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Digitizing the value chain

March 2015—Challenges remain for “Industry 4.0,” but the buzz is growing.more

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Europe’s e-government opportunity

March 2015—Only 40 percent of EU citizens now access online government services. Public-sector leaders can increase this number by following a new strategy for creating compelling digital platforms.more

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Competition at the digital edge: ‘Hyperscale’ businesses

March 2015—Digitization is giving rise to a new form, with a scale and complexity that challenge managerial conventions.more

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Applying design thinking across the business: An interview with Citrix’s Catherine Courage

February 2015—Catherine Courage champions user-centered design—not only for the benefit of the software company’s customers but also for its employees.more

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The perils of ignoring software development

February 2015—Software is a key to market differentiation and value creation for an increasing number of products and services.more

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Why CIOs should be business-strategy partners

February 2015—Our latest survey of business and IT executives finds that IT performance increases across the board when CIOs are involved in shaping business strategy.more

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