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CIOs need to build a business-savvy bench

Now that most CIOs are business-focused, they need to develop that mindset in their direct reports.

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New data alchemy: top tech leaders transform data into cash

Savvy CIOs in a variety of industries are generating additional revenue and value for their organizations by creating new data-driven products and services, a feat of IT alchemy wherein focus leads to financial reward.

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CIO TV is Ready for Prime Time

Andrew Wilson, CIO of Accenture, discusses what it means to be a digital CIO

IT departments need a mindset makeover to focus on the customer

CIOs must refocus IT on the external customer experience and find staffers who can handle that customer-facing role, says Maryfran Johnson.

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Trip report from the 2015 ITFMA conference

There is a cadre of IT practitioners with the souls of money managers. These are the beleaguered people that manage the messy business of IT. I recently addressed a conference of these folks, and this is my trip report.

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The innovative CIO

CIO's sit at the intersection of the business and IT and there is no doubt that the CIO's role is changing, but rather than simply "manning the engine room," I argue that they should be on the bridge working in new ways to help their...


Coca-Cola finds innovation with startups

The odds of a 129-year-old mega corporation unearthing innovative ideas or technology in-house are virtually impossible. Instead, the company turns to startups – and not your typical Silicon Valley startups.

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The CIO as cheerleader / collaborator / therapist / technophile / entrepreneur

CIOs from Wayfair, Arbella Insurance share career advice and give the inside scoop on using open source, dealing with security threats

Beyond Moore's Law: Five technologies that will change the future

IDG CEO Mike Friedenberg is watching the tech horizon and sees game-changing technologies in A.I., robotics, quantum computing and more.

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CIO-CDO Dual Role Reinforces the Digital Commitment

Dave Truzinski discusses the addition of Chief Digital Officer to his CIO responsibilities at NII Holdings

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How IT leaders can free their employees to achieve greatness

It’s disingenuous and bad business to lead your teams without understanding their increasingly complex lives by simply telling them to 'go innovate!' And as our lives grow more complex, your ability to achieve sustainable innovation...


Why IT professionals must make the hard things look easy

Be like a duck on a pond and appear calm on top and paddle like heck underneath! Make hard things look easy and easy things look hard. In a nutshell, that's your job as an IT professional.

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Communication between IT and non-IT workers in a state of crisis

Results from the CIO Executive Council’s ‘Power of Effective IT Communication’ benchmark survey indicate that IT teams lack the talent to communicate. This results in a state of crisis between IT and non-IT employees, which could...

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Federal CIOs want better cloud vendor support

With considerable momentum within the government for moving to the cloud, federal IT leaders would like better guarantees from service providers when things go wrong.

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Second Quarter CIOs

Halfway through the 2nd quarter of 2015, new CIO appointments are not slowing down

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Strategies for maintaining IT leadership success

Give up on the idea that continuing things you have always done is going to continue your run of success.

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How IT can survive digital transformation

The digital revolution is creating some chaos for the traditional IT organization. Will it languish? Will it die a slow death? Not at all. The IT organization will continue to be integral to the success of an enterprise and its...

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Creating your digital playbook

Do you really need a digital playbook to be a digital company? Jill Dyche discusses strategy's role in digital planning.

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