9 of our most popular articles of all time
This week, The Enterprisers Project celebrates its 9th anniversary! We are very grateful for the thoughtful and instructive leadership CIOs and IT leaders have shared with us thus far.
Every year, hot topics such as IT Leadership Courses, Kubernetes, Digital Transformation, Edge Computing, Booming and Falling IT Careers, Emotional Intelligence, AI Trends, and more. provided diverse perspectives on CIO priorities over time. And many of those same topics are relevant today, even with a pandemic and a complete overhaul of the way we work.
We hope you enjoy this look back at the best articles from each of the past nine years, showcasing the strategies, issues, and solutions that have helped shape the role of the CIO into what it is today.
This article has looked at a common trait of successful people. Can you guess what it is? “The task of leading a team of people through a transformation at any level will often require an ability to create an atmosphere of urgency that can be embraced and, in turn, create an atmosphere of success,” –Rob Llewellyn
What are the main advantages of open source? In this article, one of our entrepreneurs explored agility, cost, security, and many other issues. “Open source gives companies the opportunity to attract better talent. Most professional technologists are familiar with open source and many believe this is where the industry is heading,” –Lee Congdon
This article was an inspiring summary by Carla from our editorial team that included quotes from IT and business leaders who may have faced the same risks, opportunities and challenges as you.“The reason for risk is to innovate faster, and you need to fail to do that, but you need to fail in a way that leads to new understanding,” –Stuart Kippelman
Misconceptions about transformational leadership have been exposed in this article. “To truly inspire employees, you’ll have to do something that most business leaders aren’t very good at: find the most important purpose in what you do and communicate that to the people who work for you,” –Minda Zetlin
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) was becoming popular in tech when Carla wrote this article outlining behaviors to avoid when leaders were developing their EQ skills, and the advice rings true even today. “Emotionally intelligent leaders use conflict as opportunity” -Carla Rudder
We love all things Open Source, so breaking down a large open source project like Kubernetes is important to us and our audience. This primer for IT managers is useful for anyone who needs to demystify the concept. “Operators are like reusable templates for various tasks in an application’s lifecycle”, -Kevin Casey
This article offered an overview of the most in-demand roles in 2020 and featured insights from the recruiters and career coaches we consulted. How does this list hold up today? “Agile and DevOps have, in many cases, turned project management into a team activity,” –David F. Carr
This predictions article by a fellow Red Hatter explored edge computing and the issues that IT managers should be prepared to understand and solve. “Edge computing helps IT managers and business leaders solve problems as sensor data and machine learning data proliferate.” –Gordon Haff
We looked at AI trends earlier this year as artificial intelligence moves from experimental to essential. Which of these key indicators turned out to be correct? “In 2022, expect AI engagements to become larger, more strategically meaningful, and more critical – with a focus on long-term scalability,” –jerry kurtz
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