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State of the CIO 2017

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If you're not planning for IoT, you're already behind

Think your industry or your business won't be impacted by the internet of things? Consider this your wakeup call.

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Reality check on the Internet of Things

In this contrarian look ahead at the IoT roadmap, maturity levels and emerging trends, IDC’s Vernon Turner, SVP of Enterprise and IoT Research Fellow, shares his thoughts on how CIOs can prepare their companies for the dramatic...

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CIOs must step into the digital leadership void

In this excerpt from her latest book, 'Be the Business: CIOs in the New Era of IT,' contributor and IT executive recruiter Martha Heller discusses the CIO's role in digital leadership.

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Innovation advice for CIOs and other leaders

Experts share how to expand the realm of the possible to provide more value, better outcomes, greater access and simplicity.

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Managing line-of-business projects

How can you distinguish between a green CIO and a seasoned one? Are you an LOB expert or newby?

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‘Digital laggards’ must harness data or get left behind

Digital leaders post higher gross margins, revenues and profits than digital laggards, according to new research from a Harvard Business School professor. Data is a big reason why.

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Is your IT group struggling in the effort to become a strategic partner to the business?

CIOs and IT groups keep trying to transform their service delivery so that it addresses the strategic needs of the business stakeholders. But often it isn't recognized that the organizational structure slows down speed and...

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CMOs much more likely than CIOs to lead digital transformation

Digital transformation is not just another buzzword; it's an escape plan for businesses that can't keep up with tech modernization. However, new research indicates many CIOs shy away from the challenge.

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ERP heads for the cloud

Cloud-based ERP will eventually rule, and on-premises software is destined for legacy status. How can IT ensure a smooth transition?

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How ITSM laid the foundation for a cultural transformation

In its quest to craft a more nimble culture, Oshkosh Corp., an industrial vehicle manufacturer, replaced a hodgepodge of clumsy IT service management tools with ServiceNow.

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At your service

In a potentially tense climate where business is taking charge of the technology budget, IT leaders can find more career success when they are consistent in behaviors and communications with business peers.

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How leading CIOs tackle business disruption

CIOs share their advice for dealing with corporate upheaval in its many forms, including both intentional and unforeseen events.

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Law firm CIO: ‘I run more video than CBS’

A major international law firm with 700 attorneys, 1,500 total employees and 20 separate offices around the world makes IT support a challenge.

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When a project fails, don't blame your end users

Change isn’t an end-user problem, but a leadership opportunity, says former Red Robin CIO Chris Laping.

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Tips for keeping Gen-Z and millennial workers happy

Forget everything you think you know about millennials and their successors in the workplace, Generation Z. Here’s what they are looking for from employers.

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25 CIO pay packages revealed

Familiar companies pay healthy bonuses, stock awards and executive perks to their top tech leaders

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Bonuses, stocks, perks lift CIO compensation

Top CIOs bank millions in cash, equity, extras

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Moonlighting for CIOs: how to get a second job

IT leaders can benefit greatly from the exposure of getting a second set of responsibilities in their organization. They can see the business they serve from a different angle, expand new skills and solidify their internal and...

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