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The Biggest Challenges Faced by CIOs/CISOs Heading into 2015

As the year winds to a close, CIOs and CISOs are faced with a number of challenges heading into 2015. CSO recently heard from several experts about the topic, each offering their opinion on what they feel would be the most important...


Buzzwords and Jargon Just Aren’t Revolutionary Anymore

As tech cultures collide with mainstream culture, tech buzzwords have led to serious consequences. Techno jargon is partially to blame for the demise of a 100-year-old magazine as well as general confusion in the C-suite.

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3 Ways for CIOs to Understand Their Company’s Bottom Line

Plenty of CIOs pay lip service to “aligning with the business,” but to truly succeed, they need a deep knowledge of how the company makes money.


New CIO announcements to round out 2014

Dell and Reynolds American and Yahoo! announce new IT executive appointments

IBM: CISO’s Outgunned in the Cybercrime Corral

IBM’s third annual Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) study of 138 security executives found that 60% said their organizations are outgunned in the cyber war and that sophisticated external threats were identified by 40% of...

The CIO's Top 3 Priorities for 2015

The CIO will have three top priorities heading into 2015 -- all related to how data is used, shared and monetized.

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Why Ad Tech Consolidation Is Good for CIOs

There is simply not enough room for the flurry of ad tech companies emerging today. Consolidation is inevitable, and these mergers and acquisitions will represent both a challenge and an opportunity for CIOs.

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Why the CIO-CMO Relationship Is Like Reality TV

CMOs and CIOs are probably sick of overanalyzing their relationship. The reality is that it's time to move past the trust and respect issues and get down to business.

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P&G's Filippo Passerini Stands Out as Stellar Example of a Strategic CIO

Filippo Passerini is changing the dynamics of the P&G business enterprise by leveraging information and technology to achieve competitive advantage.

Chromebooks Make the Grade Among School CIOs

School system CIOs in the U.S. are embracing Chromebooks, delivering a tremendous lift to the platform. But there's a downside, too.


Feral Leadership Drives the New Social BRM

Enterprise IT will require a new set of "social skills" that reflect the evolution from analog to digital corporate cultures.

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Don't Make Me Turn This Car Around

Here are three ways the drive to collaborative innovation mimics parenting.

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Why CIOs and CMOs Must Run Side by Side

CMOs want to move fast with digital technology to grab revenue opportunities, but the CIO needs to be onboard with any deals from the beginning in order to address technical complexities that can leave marketing executives reeling.

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Health IT Success Hinges on CIO-Business Collaboration

Healthcare CIOs must engage with executives and medical staff to bridge the gap in the enterprise and win support for new IT initiatives.

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Tech and Exec Disasters Put J.C. Penney in a Bind

J.C. Penney's moves in the last few years stand as prime examples of how not to manage, how not to implement technology and how not to respond to looming business threats.

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How CSOs Can Help CIOs Talk Security to the Board

CIOs aren’t necessarily security experts, but that doesn’t mean they can’t speak intelligently to the company’s board of directors. The key is getting a little coaching from the CSO about how and what to communicate. (Plus:

Enterprise IT Crosses the Chasm

Author Geoffrey Moore's book 'Crossing the Chasm' has been influential in the IT industry for more than two decades now. The theory was a good model for how most enterprise IT shops used to work. However, now enterprise IT is crossing...

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Simon and Garfunkel on 'Datanoia'

Without storytelling, data can create paranoia and have a serious effect on steering the business

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