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5 years into the ‘cloud-first policy’ CIOs still struggling

Government tech chiefs see challenges in management and ownership aspects of cloud contracts, while security concerns persist.

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Why it's time for CIOs to invest in machine learning

Elsevier CTO Dan Olley believes investments in machine learning improve customer outcomes, and he explains how CIOs can get started with the technology.

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How to shape your IT-as-a-Service strategy

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Top 10 mobile apps for business executives

Anyone with a smartphone or tablet knows that a good app can make life easier -- and business executives are no exception. These are the top 10 consumer apps that business people turn to for day-to-day productivity.

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New boss to CIO: It's not you, it's me (but you’re fired)

As if CIOs don’t have enough to worry about from cyber-threats and digital transformations, they must now be wary of impatient new bosses coming in to shake things up.

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Savvy CIOs poised to snap up talent cast off by struggling unicorns

CIOs have a great opportunity to hire technology workers jettisoned from startups forced to curb expenses.

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CIOs must ‘go way outside’ their comfort zone

In this free report from the CIO Executive Council, three IT executives discuss the new challenges of the CIO role – such as fostering business innovation and agility – that go way beyond the traditional set of responsibilities.


Whaling emerges as major cybersecurity threat

Fraudsters are using legitimate executive names and email addresses to dupe unsuspecting employees to wire money or sensitive documents to their accounts. The CTO of the Boston Celtics, for one, is fighting back.

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CIOs, CMOs share tips for successful partnerships

The importance of technology in marketing continues to grow, and the stakes for those leading the charge to a digital transformation have never been higher. Savvy CIOs can turn the challenge into an opportunity and make their roles...


PepsiCo hires veteran CIO to refresh IT

Jody Davids, who has served as CIO of Agrium, Best Buy and Cardinal Health, has taken the leadership skills cultivated in her 35-year career to beverage giant PepsiCo.

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Why bimodal IT kills your culture and adds complexity

Bimodal IT is gaining acceptance at some multi-billion-dollar corporations but Forrester Research says it’s the wrong approach at a time when customer preferences for digital technologies are forcing companies to move faster.

Why IT needs, and even likes, lawyers

Any part of your contract that is in capital letters SHOULD be read by a lawyer.

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Millennials force CIOs to rethink tech, training processes

Millennials are pressuring companies to implement new training processes to acclimate these younger employees to new technologies.

What makes a vendor relationship work?

In this free report from the CIO Executive Council, IT leaders identify the most important characteristics of a strategic vendor and reveal how they handle vendor management to produce the best results.

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Why some CIOs are taking on customer advisory roles

CIOs are taking on customer-facing positions, which companies are creating to get a better handle on how to better grow their digital businesses.

Spring is here...freshen up your career!

4 steps to freshen up your image

If you're not being chosen for highly-visible assignments that could advance your career, then maybe it's time for a spring makeover!

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6 highest-paying executive jobs in tech

If you're in the tech industry, you probably know that are your skills are in high demand. And that demand has spurred an increase in average salaries -- especially for these six high-paying executive roles.

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Five more job interview tips from an IT executive recruiter

Hard-won advice on how to prepare for and manage your next job interview.

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