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How to explain modern software development in plain English

Modern software development is more deeply connected to business value today than ever. Pick your axiom – software is eating the world, every business is a software business, etc. The idea is simply that software is vital to virtually any organization – small or large, public or private, or by any other measure – operating today. Strengthen your ability to communicate these concepts eloquently by downloading this helpful primer.

Kubernetes: Everything you need to know

Download our handy PDF primer on Kubernetes for IT leaders and CIOs. In this white paper, learn key terms, trends, and use cases for this essential technology. 

Ebook: 10 resources to make you a better communicator

Effective communication is critical throughout all aspects of IT leadership. Whether you are seeking to improve your one-on-one conversations or clarify broad organizational messaging, this Ebook has the expert advice you need to achieve your communication goals. 

Ebook: 37 award-winning CIOs share essential IT career advice

Sometimes the right advice finds you at the exact right time, and it has the power to change your life for the better. 

In this ebook, award-winning CIOs share one such piece of advice that had an impact on their careers. Get a variety of insights on leadership, strategy, career development, and more from IT executives at Mayo Clinic, Dow, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Aflac, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Liberty Mutual, Nordstrom, and other companies. 

The Enterprisers Project

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