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CIOs: ‘We have a platform for that’

Borrowing a page out of the playbooks of Microsoft, Apple and Google, CIOs are using software platforms to extend their brand online, a necessity in today’s mobile-device-driven digital economy.

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7 new business books you must read this fall

If you’re looking for some required reading, start with this curated list of the latest theories on leadership, management and success.

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What will the CISOs of 2020 look like?

Chief information security officers (CISOs) are increasingly being stretched between overseeing their company’s information security team and liaising with the board on budget, business strategy and new threats. And with these...

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CIOs must collaborate with a new ‘digital champion’ – the CEO

Although CIOs typically man the front lines of emerging technologies, CMOs, CDOs and, yes, now CEOs are spending more on IT to drive digital innovation.

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The CIO as champion of change

JetBlue's CIO makes himself a champion of change by collapsing silos within the organization and allowing everyone at the airline to be a developer.

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IBM launches cognitive computing consulting practice

The new IBM Cognitive Business Solutions will draw on the expertise of more than 2,000 consulting pros who bring backgrounds in machine learning, advanced analytics, data science and development, and industry and change management.

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Cloud services go mainstream in healthcare

CIOs who previously eschewed the cloud because vendors wouldn't protect federally regulated patient information are growing increasingly comfortable with the technology.

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How News Corp's global IT push is uniting business units and 25,000 employees

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.

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Fitbit is now HIPAA compliant—is your business?

Fitbit's recent announcement that it's now HIPAA-compliant underscores the importance of meeting medical privacy regulations. But many firms that should be compliant, aren't. Your business could be one of them, even if you're not...


How the C-Suite Needs the CIO to Lead

As the role of the CIO shifts, he or she must become adept at communicating the value of IT solutions to the business. Now, all eyes are on the CIO, as the C-suite looks for a leader to connect business possibilities to new...

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New CIO sees potential in drones for rail inspection

Cindy Earhart became CIO of Norfolk Southern today. The 30-year company veteran of the freight train operator plans to beef up its automation software and experiment with drones to inspect rail lines.

5 conversations CIOs must have with their C-suite peers

CenturyLink CIO Bill Bradley says tech leaders need to keep their C-level peers abreast of IT efforts. Not surprisingly, mobile and cloud are among the key discussions.

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Bold CIOs are breaking free of legacy tech

It's hard to become a nimble, digital disruptor if you're weighed down by systems anchored in the past. Many CIOs are working to escape the grip of outdated IT.

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How CIOs are meeting the needs of customers in the 'mobile moment'

Customer journey maps, responsive design and a mobile-first mindset are key elements to a mobile IT strategy.

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Changing the IT conversation at Pfizer

CIO Jeff Keisling has led a new era of IT-business collaboration at the pharmaceutical giant, leading to breakthroughs on multiple levels.

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Why passion is a requirement for today's CIO

Tim McCabe, managing director at KPMG, discusses changes in IT leadership.

Today's CIO is in a great position to be a future CEO

COOs and CFOs do pretty much what they did in the 1980s. But IT chiefs have evolved to become strategic thinkers who can guide their companies to the digital future.

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CIOs must cultivate the next business technology leaders

Companies must orchestrate succession plans at the lower levels of their IT organizations, mitigating risk that they will fall behind in the event of managerial defections.

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