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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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10 tips for making self-evaluations meaningful

Whether you think your company uses the information or not, self-evaluations are a necessary device for professional development. Here’s how to make the most of the dreaded self-evaluation process.

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Digital Ecosystems: Do Not Do It Alone!

Digital ecosystem strategies allow companies to leverage their strengths, mitigate their weaknesses, and pursue network effects – but to make these strategies work, enterprises must embrace a simple mantra: "Don't do it alone!"

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CIO Career Coach: Rethink shadow IT

CIOs need to shift their approach toward shadow IT from trying to rein in a pesky problem to thinking of it as “end user innovation.”

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Inside Symantec’s bid to build the Amazon of cybersecurity tools

Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan is orchestrating a major shift toward one-stop cloud subscription services on the back of the company’s recent Blue Coat and LifeLock acquisitions.

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12 'best practices' IT should avoid at all costs

From telling everyone they're your customer to establishing a cloud strategy, these "industry best practices" are sure to sink your chances of IT success.

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How great CIOs push their careers to new heights

CIOs looking to progress beyond IT leadership need to buddy up with the business, be operationally savvy and get in tune with customers, say former CIOs who moved on to COO, CEO and other roles.

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CFO or CEO: To whom should IT report?

Directly reporting to an innovation-driven CEO can help CIOs when it comes to budget negotiations. But CIOs must have good communications with everyone in the C-suite.


After a cyberattack, companies remain vulnerable. What CIOs can do to protect their brands

A recent cyberattack on a well-known tech company shows that even when the toughest anti-phishing policies are in place, 70% of companies that attempt email authentication leave the final configuration incomplete. The result is that...

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Everyone in IT at Intuit is a business problem-solver

How Atticus Tysen, CIO of Intuit, is bringing IT into the heart of the business

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Have you had your Bezos moment? What you can learn from Amazon

Innovation at the edges will never work if an organization’s core systems are locked up.

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The art of maintaining business buy-in

IT leaders must consistently demonstrate value and hone C-Suite relationships to maintain buy-in for key initiatives — an increasingly difficult challenge in an era when speed trumps all.

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CIOs key to bridging the IT/OT divide

The convergence of IT and operational technology provides a prime opportunity for business-minded CIOs to shine

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CIO Career Coach: Drive operational change

Executive recruiter Martha Heller discusses how it is the CIO’s job to create change at the operational layer so that systems deliver their expected value.

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CIO May/June Digital Magazine: Making waves with immersive technologies

Immersive technologies, including augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality, don’t easily fit at most businesses today. But some early successes prove opportunity does exist in enterprise.

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