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7 questions CIOs must ask about the office of the future.

With the NSW government rolling back mask mandates for office workers this week, and other state governments likely to follow, it is a good opportunity to consider how CIOs and other leaders can transform the traditional office experience.

Futurist Bob Johansen is a distinguished fellow with Silicon Valley-based think tank Institute for the Future (IFTF) and the author or co-author of 12 books, including Leaders Make the FutureThe New Leadership Literacies: Thriving in a Future of Extreme Disruption and Distributed Everything and Full-Spectrum Thinking. His next book, Office Shock: Creating Better Futures for Living and Working, tackles a subject every CIO I talk with is grappling with today: the office upheaval created by COVID-19.

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Looking for three quotes? Think twice.

Organisations sometimes purchase technology based on an old myth that three quotes are needed to deliver value. On the face of it, the process seems to make sense. Three resellers are approached to provide pricing for a solution or project, and you receive three quotes. However, what you may not know, is that the system doesn't work that simply, and more often than not, the quote you get is not the best value.

There are two main problems with the three quote process; Vendor Deal Registrations, and Partner Profit Margins.

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CIOs emerge as champions of the pandemic.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to many of our customers, we have seen incredible transformations accelerated to meet the needs for work from home and remote learning. CIOs and IT leaders have become integral to business continuity and their increased engagement with their organisational leadership will have benefits for years to come.

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