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CIOs Must Market IT's Value

Why don't more CIOs make it a serious priority to market IT internally? Done well, it shows the business value of IT and gives visibility to top performers, says CIO Publisher Adam Dennison.

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CIOs Should Focus on Their Workplace Legacies

You'll probably be remembered most for how you treated people, not for business results.

Oracle says state wanted to take 'unacceptable risk' with health care website transition

It's the latest twist in the ugly public battle between Oregon and the vendor over a failed Obamacare software project

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How to Fish for (and Land) IT Talent

CIOs need to be deeply involved in writing IT job postings -- not just leave it to the HR admin -- to lure great hires.

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CIOs Tasked With Federal IT Overhaul Battle Culture and Bureaucracy

Government officials urge CIOs to work with senior management to break down cultural and operating siloes. To be successful, IT and the business units must work together in common cause on shared services, data centers and...

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CMOs Paralyzed by Paradigm Shift (and CIOs Aren’t Helping)

While CMOs drown in a sea of new digital marketing technology products and services, CIOs are noticeably not coming to the rescue.

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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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