Clint Boulton

Senior Writer

Clint Boulton is a senior writer for CIO.com.

An inside look at 10 real-world digital transformations

The big-time benefits of a centralized data analytics team

The big-time benefits of a centralized data analytics team

Micron overhauled its data management strategy, embedding crack teams of data scientists within an array of business units. Here’s how that centralized strategy has delivered impressive results.

Shake Shack’s secret sauce for getting mobile apps right

Shake Shack’s secret sauce for getting mobile apps right

The burger chain tapped a crowdsourcing startup to uncover flaws in its mobile ordering operations and to help solve the tricky business of balancing digital services with in-store experiences.

6 trends shaping IT cloud strategies today

6 trends shaping IT cloud strategies today

From cost containment to hybrid strategies, CIOs are getting more creative in taking advantage of the latest offerings and the cloud’s economies of scale.

‘DVR for data’ gives TIAA deep insights into its digital business

‘DVR for data’ gives TIAA deep insights into its digital business

Retirement wealth manager TIAA built an analytics system to gauge how its digital services are performing in real time, giving IT an immediate pulse on how consumers are responding to them.

Inside Symantec’s bid to build the Amazon of cybersecurity tools

Inside Symantec’s bid to build the Amazon of cybersecurity tools

Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan is orchestrating a major shift toward one-stop cloud subscription services on the back of the company’s recent Blue Coat and LifeLock acquisitions.

How great CIOs push their careers to new heights

How great CIOs push their careers to new heights

CIOs looking to progress beyond IT leadership need to buddy up with the business, be operationally savvy and get in tune with customers, say former CIOs who moved on to COO, CEO and other roles.

Reverse mentoring: A unique approach to rejuvenating your IT culture

Reverse mentoring: A unique approach to rejuvenating your IT culture

Aflac is pairing young apprentices with IT veterans to teach the vets new tech — and to breathe life into the insurer’s ability to deliver digital services in an agile way.

Your digital initiative’s biggest test may be measuring its success

Your digital initiative’s biggest test may be measuring its success

Struggling to gauge the success of your digital transformation initiative? CIOs at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium share how they’ve cracked the code.

Hungry for innovation? Launch your own incubator

Hungry for innovation? Launch your own incubator

Starved by staid corporate culture, CIOs are launching startup-like digital accelerators to stockpile talent and explore new technologies.

Don't worry CIOs: You still control tech spending

Don't worry CIOs: You still control tech spending

In the digital era, business executives are becoming more involved in acquiring corporate technologies. But the CIO still largely has the final say for most technology purchasing decisions.

WannaCry reminds CIOs to stay on top of patching

WannaCry reminds CIOs to stay on top of patching

Cybersecurity experts say delaying or even ignoring a patch Microsoft released two months ago paved the way for the current ransomware. So why don’t CIOs keep on top of patching?

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