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New CIO Appointments and Promotions – May 2017

Well-known large companies, including IBM, Procter & Gamble, Regions Financial, and Levi Strauss are among the firms that recently announced technology leadership changes.

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5 ways retail CIOs can future-proof their business

You don't need to predict the future to prepare for it. The strategies outlined here will help you keep your organization’s eye on the prize.

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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.

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The pain of legacy-to-digital transformation is an epidemic

How can the traditional IT organizations remain business relevant while the business IT divide remains, the shadow IT spending increases, and the third-party providers increase their share of the enterprise IT spend? Lean IT has the...

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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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Why companies struggle to cultivate digital strategies

Companies that find themselves digital laggards are suffering from strategic decisions they made nearly 20 years ago. Here's how to battle back.

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5 steps to ending generational stereotypes

Stereotypes of any kind are harmful to an organization, and that includes generational stereotypes. Here's how to get rid of them.

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CIO Career Coach: Bringing a product management mindset to IT

In season 2 - episode 3 of CIO Career Coach, executive recruiter and CIO.com blogger Martha Heller discusses the CIO’s role in bringing IT and product development together as one.

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A fundamental flaw in approaching digital transformation

What makes digital technologies so different and disruptive is their potential to enable very substantial business benefits. “Enable” is the key word. Too often, executives see the power of a technology and reason to themselves “This...

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Coca Cola’s investments in startups is the real thing for innovation

The biggest soft drink company in the world is investing in a wide range of startups because it’s a good move for business.

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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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CEO mandate is not enough for success in digital transformation

If you’re a CIO or other executive tasked with leading a digital transformation project, chances are high that you’re left-brained oriented – you’re a logical thinker and are very good at solving problems. But be careful when you...

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Why digital disruption leaves no room for bimodal IT

Digital disruption is forcing CIOs and other IT leaders to choose holistic operating models over two-speed technology deployment.

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Kaiser CIO shares IT lessons for the future of healthcare

Kaiser Permanente's Dick Daniels urges fellow CIOs to look at how consumers use a variety of services to improve their own products and services.

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Business first and IT second

How Steve Betts, CIO of HCSC, ensures that IT drives member value.

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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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Why one CIO chose ‘speed over elegance’ in corporate split

Tony Bender discusses the mindset he adopted when preparing IT to split off Energizer Holdings from Edgewell Personal Care, owner of brands such as Schick, Playtex and Hawaiian Tropic.

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How Adobe’s CIO blends IT and marketing

Adobe CIO Cynthia Stoddard explains why the era of IT as a separate entity with a separate purpose is over.

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