1. How News Corp is uniting 10 business units and 25,000 employees in a global IT push

    Embarking on a new IT project is a major undertaking no matter what your company's scope or size, but when you're News Corp -- with 10 business units and 25,000 employees around the globe -- it's not for the faint of heart. That, however, was exactly the challenge that faced Dominic Shine less than a year after he joined the media conglomerate as global CIO.

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    1. Initially, this was a very different way of working.
    2. Our 10 businesses were pretty much each paddling their own canoes up to that point.
    3. That was an example of where we were able to say, let's cross-fertilize.
    4. People can see where they might be able to learn something or where they might be able to provide help to another business unit.
    5. Initially, this was a very different way of working.
    6. If you focus on their experience and benefits -- stay ruthlessly focused on that and make sure the solutions you choose are the best you can do for the money you have -- provided you have good execution partners, you can't go wrong.
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