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Analytics Project Wins New Business for Insurance Company

Insurer Bankers Financial wins a CIO 100 award for a new system that helps sales agents generate more accurate quotes that customers are more likely to accept.

For Top CIOs, Success Breeds Success

CIO magazine Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson congratulates this year's CIO 100 and CIO Hall of Fame honorees, and takes a look at what these success stories have in common.


CIOs Describe Turning Points In Their Careers

New members of the CIO Hall of Fame recall the watershed moments when they learned the hard lessons of great leadership.

Architectural Firm Puts Giant Data Files in the Cloud

A global architectural firm sees big advantages in putting building design data in a cloud-based storage service. The results: lower costs and easier collaboration.

New Executive Skill Sets Emerge in CIO 100 Award Winners

IDG CEO Michael Friedenberg spots a trio of skills that signal greater business success for IT: marketing, market knowledge and communication.

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How to Repair Broken Relationships with Co-Workers

Bad relationships in the workplace are based on fear and insecurity. An expert in psychology and leadership says the key to healing the relationship is to build trust.

How to Select IT Talent in a Merger

One of a CIO’s biggest leadership challenges is retaining the best IT talent in the throes of a merger, acquisition or divestiture.

Top CIOs Keep Their Attention on Staff Retention

Keep valued talent on staff by offering career mobility, a clear view of opportunities and a sense of purpose

What You Should Know About SDN and Wi-Fi

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is coming to Wi-Fi to give IT end-to-end control of the unified (wired and wireless) network.

How to Effectively Manage the Integration of IT/OT in the Hyper-Connected Enterprise

Connected endpoints can help revolutionize the way businesses collect and process information from Operational Technology (OT) systems, but there are huge challenges

The Hidden Dangers of 'Good Enough' Authentication

Variances in multi-factor authentication approaches can mean the difference between true security and susceptibility to phishing, between timeliness and late arrival of authentication codes, and between user-friendly and hard-to-use...

Real-Time Analytics Helps Virginia Credit Union Prevent Fraud

The credit union used agile development to build an analytics system to stop fraudsters who, with only a bit of personal information, can con call center workers.

Cisco, Microsoft Chasing Clouds

Companies extend data center integration work with 3 year GTM agreement

A New Dawn for System Design

Are you building business apps that employees love to use and can pick up without training? If not, you need a different kind of design team, says design consultant Harold Hambrose.

The Difference Between End of Mainstream Support and End of Extended Support

Microsoft announces end of mainstream for Windows 7, Windows 2008, and Windows 2008 R2.

Apple Doesn't Need its Own Gadgets to Dominate the Smart Home

Vendors of connected-home hardware would love to get shelf-space in Apple Stores.

How Bitcoin Can Go Mainstream

If Bitcoin is to succeed--if using the virtual currency is to be as hassle-free as handing over a portrait of a dead president in exchange for goods and services--it will require one thing: A consensual hallucination.

10 Things We Want to See in Microsoft's Surface Mini

If Microsoft indeed intends to release a shrunk-down Surface Mini this month, as an invite for a "small" Surface event suggests, merely downsizing the tablet's design to fit an 8-inch frame ain't going to cut it. Sure, the Surface Pro

How the Nokia-Microsoft Union Changes Everything

Nokia's devices are Microsoft's now. But Nokia brings a lot more to the union, including design and app smarts that Microsoft dearly needs.

Intel Plays Defense Against ARM with Cloudera Stake

Beyond selling more x86 chips, the Intel investment could be pushing Cloudera away from software development for ARM

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