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AI is about to open the door to a new role for CIOs: Explorer

AI’s potential extends far beyond menial tasks, and companies are now looking to leverage AI in a way that yields a competitive edge. That’s where the CIO can come in as a coach to the rest of the company, an explorer of AI and its...

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CEOs' lack of success metrics dampens digital prospects

CEOs know they must accelerate digital strategies to foster growth. But it’s not going to happen if they don’t lean on their CIOs to understand what digital means for their business.

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Cushman & Wakefield CIO builds innovation through partnerships

With the help of key partners, Adam Stanley is exploring emerging technologies in AR/VR, IoT and cybersecurity to buttress the commercial real estate firm’s portfolio.

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Procter & Gamble names Coke IT vet as new CIO

The consumer packaged goods company welcomes Javier Polit at a time when industry players are eyeing mobile applications, IoT and analytics to get closer to consumers.

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Why CIOs should care about robots stealing jobs

Advancements in artificial intelligence place additional classes of jobs – in white collar roles – at risk. Yet pessimists overstate their case. The revolution won’t happen overnight: Forrester predict that by 2027, automation will...

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How a CIO shifted IT’s role to enable growth through digital innovation

How would you go about leading a challenging digital transformation? Tips from a global vehicle manufacturer’s complex transformation to accelerate time to value.

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CIO Career Coach: Become a digital leader

Season 2 of the CIO Career Coach video series is here, and in the first episode, executive recruiter and CIO.com blogger Martha Heller shows you how to take a leadership role in digital transformation.

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Move to public cloud displays CIO’s clout

Veteran IT leader Steve Randich arrived at FINRA and found a burning platform — leading him to move the regulator’s 'crown jewels' to AWS.

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The one sales skill you must master as a leader

Leadership is about sales. To lead, you must win over people to a shared vision. You must influence them to consider situations and possible paths forward. Ultimately, you must close the deal and get them to take action, to support...

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How Brexit will impact global CIOs and IT services

Global CIOs must begin planning now for the impact of Brexit on their IT services and outsourcing strategies.

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Why a move to chief digital officer was a promotion for one CIO

Richard Maranville became CDO of Freeman Company after he identified a need to better manage and develop the company's digital products. His replacement at CIO now reports to him.

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How to eliminate enterprise shadow IT

Gartner studies have found that shadow IT is 30 to 40 percent of IT spend in large enterprises, and our research at Everest Group finds it comprises 50 percent or more. Either way, I believe these statistics are an understatement of...

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CIO Career Coach: How IT leaders can succeed in the digital marketplace

Martha Heller showcases what it takes for CIOs and IT leaders to lead a digital strategy and move their organizations forward.

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University CIO calls on cloud phone service

Georgetown University’s move to the cloud comes as part of a telecommunications strategy shift aimed at lowering costs while embracing technologies for its digital shift.

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Economy boosts CIO budgets, as AI helps IBM, says Morgan Stanley

CIOs in the U.S. and Europe are increasing IT budgets thanks to an uptick in optimism, said Morgan Stanley, which surveyed 100 CIOs in the U.S. and Europe.

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IT leaders share how they quell cybersecurity attacks

Three IT executives discuss their greatest cybersecurity fears and some of their favorite tools they use to quell them.

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Do you really need a CEO?

Two very different companies; one surprising similarity: They don't need a CEO to be successful.

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IT service providers get low marks on innovation

Everest Group study reveals surprisingly high levels of customer dissatisfaction with global IT service firms. Download the free research report to learn where and why IT service providers are failing.

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