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CIOs and CMOs Must Join Forces to Win Digital Consumers

Winning in the age of the digital consumer and the ‘mobile moment’ requires the CIO and the CMO to work together, Forrester CEO George Colony said at Dreamforce. Together, they can truly understand customer behavior and how customers...

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From CIO to CEO

Geoff Scott, CEO of the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group, discusses his career transition

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It’s Risky Business When CMOs Tackle Tech Alone

Marketing executives who think they should make technology decisions without the CIO are gambling that nothing will go wrong, says Forrester.

13 Tips to Achieve Cloud Success

Sixteen CIOs and IT leaders shared lesson learned on cloud deployment, use, skills and more.

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CIO-to-CMO Transition of Power Is Becoming a Reality

Three years ago, Gartner predicted that by 2017 CMOs will spend more money on IT than CIOs. All signs indicate that shift is well underway.

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Top CIOs All Share These 10 Traits

While successful CIOs bring unique characteristics, they also share 10 attributes that make them technology, business and industry leaders. (Includes infographic.)

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CIO Appointments to Kick Off the Fourth Quarter of 2014

United Airlines, AT&T and AIG Announce New IT Leadership

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CMOs Are Missing Out on Mobile Marketing Opportunities

CMOs may say they adding mobility into their digital marketing mix, but many haven't even defined objectives yet. What should CMOs be doing and how can CIOs help?

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6 Ways CIOs Are Moving to the Digital Enterprise

As today's companies pursue an all-digital business model, they face significant challenges. CIOs and a CMO discuss these challenges and offer advice for overcoming them. (Includes video interview.)

How the CIO Role Is Changing As Business Needs Evolve

A decade ago, the typical CIO was concerned mostly with IT infrastructure. Today's CIO faces a bevy of additional challenges, namely user desires for mobility and the cloud. There's an upside, though: Helping users get what they need...

Price tag for troubled SAP project will skyrocket to nearly $1 billion, audit says

An 'overly ambitious design' and poor training are cited as reasons for the mess at a New York gas utility

How to avoid an Oracle ERP upgrade disaster

Users who have gone through the experience advised their peers during OpenWorld

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Social Media Marketing ROI – The Business Value of Friends, Followers and Connections

What is the ROI of social media digital marketing? The author performed extensive research on the topic to provide recommendations for CIOs and IT organizations on how to get involved with their companies' social media and digital...

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CBS Interactive CIO Says Shadow IT Is an Opportunity

By looking at the shadow IT that lines-of-business deploy and asking business leaders how it improves their business, IT organizations can gain a better understanding of what they can bring to the table to help the business succeed.

12 CIOs Who Are Earning Millions

Taking into account both base salaries and 'other' compensation, these 12 CIOs are raking in millions.

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Flywheels, Crowdsourcing, and a New Office of the CTO

John Marcante, CIO and Managing Director of Vanguard, on communication IT strategy and driving innovation

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Inside the Secret Clash of CIOs and CMOs

Publicly, CIOs and CMOs say they get along, but in the dark recesses of the enterprise, tensions abound. Here’s why (warning: the 'why' comes from a decidedly CMO perspective).

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd: Our IP will help us win in the cloud

Hurd has something to sell customers at all levels of the cloud stack

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