Best Practices


3 keys to keep your data lake from becoming a data swamp

3 keys to keep your data lake from becoming a data swamp

Data lakes can store all your business data with ease, but beware: That massive repository of data can get bogged down, choking your data off from your users. Here’s how to prevent your data lake from turning into a data swamp.

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CIO Career Coach: Driving Operational Change

CIO.com blogger Martha Heller discusses how it is the CIO’s job to create change at the operational layer so that systems deliver their expected value.

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How a logistics firm leverages SD-WAN for competitive advantage

Freight forwarding firm JAS Global has cut trimmed millions from its bandwidth costs using network software. Next, it intends to leverage the technology for a predictive analytics system.

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CIO Career Coach: Bringing a product management mindset to IT

In a world where software drives revenue for many organizations, CIO.com blogger Martha Heller demonstrates the importance of bringing a product management mindset to IT.

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CIO finds storytelling challenging but crucial

AstraZeneca’s CIO grapples with narrative constructs to explain technology concepts to business executives at the pharmaceutical company.

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CIO Career Coach: Changing the culture in IT

If you don't own your organization's culture, one will manifest itself. And changes need to come from the top. CIO.com contributor Martha Heller discusses the challenges IT leaders face when shaping the culture.

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Retail CIO accelerates IT service delivery

Gap CIO Paul Chapman has reorganized his technology organization and created a new IT operating model that emphasizes collaboration and faster decision-making.

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Cushman & Wakefield CIO builds innovation through partnerships

With the help of key partners, Adam Stanley is exploring emerging technologies in AR/VR, IoT and cybersecurity to buttress the commercial real estate firm’s portfolio.

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How design thinking drives Marriott's digital strategy

The world’s largest hotelier refreshed its mobile application to follow guests through their stay.

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How a trucking company sped up mobile app development

As it moves away from mainframe software, Paccar has embraced a software platform that lets business workers build mobile workflows for their corporate applications.

Tech Titans Talk: The IDG Enterprise Interview Series

In the IDG Enterprise Interview Series, you'll hear from technology CIOs and CEOs on today's burgeoning trends, ongoing headaches and upcoming product plans. Check out this informative series from IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer...

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Microsoft HoloLens helps medical equipment maker hone sales pitch

Stryker is tapping HoloLens to show prospective customers what its medical tools and furnishings will look like in their operating rooms.

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How CIOs are transforming their organizations for the digital era

CIOs discuss key efforts to shake up their IT departments as they lay the foundation for digital business strategies.

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AI, machine learning blossom in agriculture and pest control

In a departure from using AI and machine learning tools for tasks such as automating customer service, some companies are applying the technologies to grow better corn crops and exterminate bugs and vermin.

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8 tech support best practices

Technical support professionals and executives share their tips on how to provide topnotch support that helps both customers and the bottom line.

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How DevOps, agile spurred Slack enterprise adoption

Capital One’s IT staff began using Slack to share code, communicate and collaborate on the bank’s crucial software development. Now it’s spreading across department boundaries.

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CTO hopes fiber-based Wi-Fi, 2,000 video boards will win fans

AMB Sports & Entertainment CTO Jared Miller is loading up on Wi-FI, massive video displays and other emerging technologies to wow fans of the Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer in Mercedes-Benz Stadium next year.

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Pharmaceutical giant partners to push analytics

Merck KGaA is banking on partnerships with Silicon Valley analytics companies as it automates a supply chain challenged by spikes in demand.

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