New year, new you: The IT manager's revitalization guide

It's a new year. Do you know where your personal and professional motivation is? Right here!

By Computerworld staff, Computerworld |  IT Management

Tech-savvy employees have long bypassed IT to get their hands on hot technologies. Rather than standing in the way, smart CIOs are now embracing and even encouraging shadow IT.

Stop searching for the elusive 'purple squirrel'

Despite the talent shortage, some managers still search for employees with an impossible set of skills. Instead, they should work to improve the talent they have.

Give employees time off to innovate

Companies like Google and 3M give tech workers free time to follow their passions. Could it work for your organization?

Say goodbye to the corporate phone

Users are demanding their own smartphones, and support-weary IT is only too happy to hand over the reins.

Know when to say no to new technologies

Sometimes not adopting a hot new technology is the wisest business decision you can make. Four CIOs tell their tales.

Get over your addiction to rock star developers

You want the best and the brightest money can buy. Or do you? In fact, you're better served by a group of developers with mixed skill levels who focus on getting the job done.

Mine your organization for good ideas

Idea management can help your organization stay competitive. Here are 10 best practices for getting the most from it.

Prioritize tech projects

Barraged with requests for mobile, social and analytics apps, IT must prioritize projects to give the business what it wants.

Build productive relationships

Recruit the best executive sponsor for your IT projects

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