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The case for hiring an internal-facing CIO

When hiring a CIO, it's not clear whether he or she should be internal- or external-facing. In this post, the first of two parts, I make the case for an internal-facing CIO.

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Serverless computing. What?

This article discusses serverless computing, what it is, how it works, and the benefits and drawbacks to your organization.

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5 reasons every CIO must use contractors to survive digital transformation

Rapid technological advances are a sign of our time. They have enthralled users and given us access to an expanding and exciting digital bounty, but they’ve also left many IT departments scrambling to deliver IT and business...

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CIOs step into strategic role as tech buying moves out of IT

Non-IT line of business leaders are increasingly taking over the technology purchasing responsibility that has traditionally belonged to CIOs, but one industry expert argues this shift represents an opportunity for CIOs.

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Impact of organizational fatigue on digital transformation initiatives

Organizational fatigue is a major roadblock that causes delays or even failure but can be avoided with the right approach.

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Keeping pace with the digital transformation: From rhetoric to action

Digitization is a global megatrend, causing shock waves across a myriad of industries. Around the globe, boards of every enterprise are concerned about the impact of digitization on their company’s market position and ability to...

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Uber's culture crash and how to avoid it

Uber has vaulted to one of the most valuable companies in the world, but 2017 has been a historically bad year for the company, both internally and externally. How can other technology companies avoid the same fate?

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Teaching finance to IT leaders

Deborah Strong, CFO of IT and Operations at Travelers, offers a two-day IT finance course that teaches technologists how IT drives value.

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How new IT operating models stave off digital disruption

These CIOs have disrupted their IT departments to stay ahead of digital changes driving their respective industries. Here is how they did it.

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GDPR: Why it is time for the CIOs to be counted?

Where most companies are with GDPR compliance, why it matters to CIOs, and what can be done to take this business risk off the table.

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Why CIOs must co-lead CX, customer experience

Forrester recently gathered top Customer Experience (CX) professionals from around the world for the Forrester CX Forum in New York. Extensive data was presented to support the argument that delivering a seamless customer experience...

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The insights CIOs can gain by leveraging conversational commerce

CIO's should focus on creating a connection with customers, not just technology.

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CIO Career Coach: Create an IT investment culture

Learn how to turn your IT consumers into IT investors in this episode of CIO Career Coach with executive recruiter and blogger Martha Heller.

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An inside look at 10 real-world digital transformations

CIOs at StubHub, HD Supply, JetBlue and other leading organizations are spearheading digital initiatives to drive business growth. Here’s a look at their evolving digital transformations.

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The CIO and the driverless car

A look at the opportunities and challenges of the platform disrupter: Transportation As A Service (TaaS). While some may think that it does not impact CIOs and IT organizations directly but I believe it does. Definitely something CIOs...

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You can't build enterprise AI if you suck at data & analytics

Executives are anxious to jump on the AI bandwagon, but many organizations lack the requisite data & analytics infrastructure or executive culture to build production machine learning systems.

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CIO Quick Takes: How CIOs assess the value of emerging technology

CIOs from the CIO Executive Council provide their own in-depth takes on how they measure the value of emerging technology.

The 13 most valuable IT certifications today

Looking for a leg up in your IT career? IT certifications remain a proven way to quickly gain valuable skills and demonstrate deeper interest and know-how in a domain that will further your career.

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