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For a future-ready IT organization, think multithreaded, not bimodal

Buying into bimodal IT is like a CIO owning acres of swampland, writes Richard Pastore of the CIO Executive Council. Even if the CIO builds one or two digital smart homes on the swamp, it’s still a bad, bad neighborhood.

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State CIOs will focus on security and cloud in 2016

Security concerns rate at the top of NASCIO poll for third straight year, while cultural and administrative challenges slow the adoption of cloud computing in state governments.

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10 best jobs in IT and engineering

IT and engineering are two industries that continue to grow and thrive regardless of economic conditions. These are the 10 best jobs in those fields, according to data from CareerCast, PayScale and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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VMware CIO: 'I've worked for a lot of evil people in my career'

When you're the CIO of a company that sells to CIOs, you've got to figure there's a good chance you're going to be asked to do more than just keep the servers running.

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How to tackle change management in an era of automation

CIOs must revamp IT systems, processes and staff roles, thanks to the rise of automation facilitated by artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things and analytics.

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Why ‘rip and replace’ IT projects are worth the effort

For older enterprise systems, sometimes it makes sense to iterate, but sometimes it makes sense to blow it up and start over. Here’s how to tell the difference.

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4 ways running IT is like directing a Hollywood movie

Tomorrow's IT projects will use rapidly assembled casts of specialists, with a digital strategy officer role emerging to take the lead as the project producer and director.

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New CIO appointments, November 2015 edition

Martha Heller shares her latest list of IT executives who were recently promoted or hired into new CIO positions.


Chipmaker’s first CIO resets 'clock speed of IT' with analytics, IT reorg

Micron CIO Trevor Schulze, in the midst of an IT department revamp, is harnessing analytics to augment anything from manufacturing operations to product development and engineering.

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CISO bets on cloud security services to protect data

Jabil CISO John Graham is using cloud security software to protect his customers’ most sensitive intellectual property.


4 ways CIOs can speak better CFO

Meetings with your CFO don’t need to be intimidating. Here’s what you need to do to leave with the money you need.

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Deutsche Bank digging out of technical debt, while moving to the cloud

Deutsche Bank, like most banks, is grappling with legacy technology decisions as it tries to evolve to support today’s modern computing requirements for mobile and omnichannel banking.

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5 key qualities IT leaders should cultivate

Jeff Donaldson, executive director of GameStop Technology Institute, looks for these five qualities in his IT coworkers and employees.

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New job? 8 steps to successfully navigate the first 90 days

Moving to a new job, company or team are a fact of life for most of us. These are the milestone transitions in every career path. Don't take chances, make sure you successfully navigate your next change by following these steps.

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How one CIO leverages technology to transform education

IT leaders are helping school systems across the country change the way children learn by incorporating technology in classrooms. Here's how Serena Sacks, CIO for the Fulton County School System, leads the charge.

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The future of tech lies in data, privacy and robots

EmTech 2015, MIT Technology Review's annual conference, focused on the future of technology and what we can expect in the coming years.

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What it takes to become Santa's CIO

Santa, Inc. is a complex organization that is using dated technology in all areas of their operation and has no leadership to spearhead modernization. In order to hire a CIO, the interview committee has posed several questions for...

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CIOs must overcome CEOs’ unclear strategy to drive digital transformations

CIOs are battling a lack of cohesive digital strategies as they drive change in their IT departments. But that shouldn’t stop them from investing in comprehensive business technology portfolios. Forrester explains how.

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