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CIO September 2016 Digital Magazine: Big data on campus

Cover story: Facing federal and state pressure to raise retention and graduation rates, dozens of colleges and universities are developing analytics tools to help students make better decisions about everything from courses to social...

Are you taking the lead in the digital initiative?

Most organizations adopting processes and strategies for digital transformation, which can be a game-changer for every company. Digital strategy is on the mind of every CEO, but is there a plan for it? Most importantly, who is leading...

State of the CIO 2017

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Dollar Shave Club grooming AWS cloud services for smoother growth

The provider of men’s grooming products has honed its approach to operating technology using public cloud infrastructure and custom applications. But its search for fresh tech talent continues.

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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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