Keep up with the latest advice and insights from CIOs and IT leaders.

How to explain Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in plain English

What is robotic process automation (RPA)? What kinds of repetitive tasks can it handle?

RPA automates everyday processes that once required human action – often a great deal of it performed in rote, time-consuming fashion. That’s also how RPA promises to boost efficiency for organizations. Download this primer for clear-cut definitions, example use cases, and other ways to demystify the concept – or explain it to others. 

Kevin Casey

4 styles of decision-making: A leader’s guide

The most influential leaders learn how to adjust their style of decision-making to suit particular circumstances. Different contexts and situations call for individual managerial responses and sometimes multiple approaches to decision-making. By understanding the various forms of decision-making – and staying aware of warning signs – leaders can learn how to make better decisions in a variety of complex contexts.

Download this leader guide for a break down of four styles of decision-making, when to apply them, and when it’s time to try a new approach.

Sanjay Malhotra

Cheat sheet: What’s the difference between a pod, a cluster, and a container?

If you’re discussing containers and Kubernetes, get this breakdown on three crucial terms: Pod vs. cluster vs. container. All of these terms can start blending together, especially if you’re just learning the ropes of containers and container orchestration. If you need to brush up, explain the concepts to others, or speak the same language as your team, download this cheat sheet. We break down these fundamental terms in plain-English definitions and draw clear lines between them. 

Kevin Casey

Technical debt: The IT leader's essential guide

Is technical debt hampering your enterprise’s ability to speed up software development and time to market? Is it causing financial or talent headaches? Are you struggling to discuss technical debt with your colleagues?

The Enterprisers Project

How to explain orchestration in plain English

What exactly is orchestration? How do you define it succinctly — and how do you explain it to others, including non-technical people?

Orchestration is an important concept in IT because helps teams run containerized workloads at scale — while making hybrid cloud strategy more flexible. Download this guide for five plain-terms definitions of orchestration and helpful analogies that you can use with your team and elsewhere in your organization.

Kevin Casey

Cheat sheet: DevOps glossary

DevOps continues to proliferate among organizations looking to add speed and flexibility to their software development process. As a leader, you’ll need to be able to discuss it with both technical and non-technical audiences.

That means cutting through the hype and occasional confusion around DevOps concepts. Download our primer on the key terms IT and business leaders need to know.

The Enterprisers Project

What is digital transformation? A cheat sheet

Our digital transformation explainer offers expert answers to common questions including:

  • What is digital transformation?
  • Why does digital transformation matter?
  • What does a digital transformation framework look like?
  • What role does culture play in digital transformation?
  • What drives digital transformation?
  • How can I get started on digital transformation?

Download the PDF for more. 

The Enterprisers Project

Cheat sheet: AI glossary

Need to speak artificial intelligence? Check out our quick-scan AI primer on key artificial intelligence terms for IT and business leaders.

The Enterprisers Project

Cheat sheet: Kubernetes glossary

Need to speak Kubernetes? Check out our quick-scan glossary for IT and business leaders.

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