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Talking SMAC: Revisiting social, mobile, analytics and cloud

If your IT team doesn’t have a SMAC roadmap, you may find your company drifting off-course in 2015 and 2016. Here’s brief refresher course on SMAC.

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Comparing enterprise software is like apples and oranges

When selecting enterprise software, comparing software products against each other does not identify best-fit products. This can lead to selecting the wrong software, and missing the opportunity to maximize ROI.

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4 steps to success for a new CIO

New CIOs must be ready to go live on Day 1, learning the company’s agenda and positioning themselves as architects of innovation, writes an Accenture Strategy’s managing director.

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IoT considerations for CIOs

Which 'things' to be prepared for, and the integration fun to be had.

Insider Insights: Retail CIO talks tech trends (video)

CIO.com's Lauren Brousell chats with Chico's CIO Eric Singleton about its digital retail theater project, how it finds top tech talent, IT challenges and more.

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's ERP project takes wrong turn

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission implements ERP only to end up in court. A case study on reducing enterprise software risks.

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Solving the ‘Big Application’ Problem, Amazon Style

To John Burke, CIO of Ambit Energy, Automated Continuous Delivery Can Work in Any Industry

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CIOs must partner with CMOs on ‘insight teams’

Customer insights are the new currency in today's digital world, yet too many companies can't seem to produce them quickly enough. What’s the problem? It comes back to a familiar theme.

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The state of modern finance systems

A look at the evolving landscape of finance solutions and how new offerings should influence how you invest in and improve your systems.

The costs of buying the wrong enterprise software

What a bad enterprise software purchase will cost you

If you fail to do the work upfront to select the best-fit enterprise software, you will pay the price.

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Clorox CIO discusses the real challenge of big data

Many big companies today do a great job of collecting big data, However, the challenge remains to get insights out of the data. Clorox CIO Manjit Singh suggests taking a more agile approach.

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Boards are on high alert over security threats

Fear of cyberattacks has corporate directors on edge. CIOs must paint a realistic view of the company's security posture and steer the conversation toward managing business risk.

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If Dale Carnegie was CIO

In 1936, Dale Carnegie wrote "How to Win Friends & Influence People" and became one of the most respected experts in human relations. The principles outlined in his book are equally important today and can be used in your role as CIO....

IT must face outward

The big challenge for CIOs and IT organizations today centers on readiness for customer contact, says CIO Publisher Adam Dennison. He says there's no better way to elevate IT's status than to make it more outward-facing.

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How to calm your board's nerves about cybersecurity

CIOs need to provide their companies' boards of directors with regular, easily understood briefings on data security, and steer the conversation toward the familiar ground of business risk management, says Editor in Chief Maryfran...

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Having ‘the ear of the CEO’ is key to battling cyberthreats

Former FBI director stresses the importance of an enterprise-wide approach to cybersecurity, while Congress considers legislation to promote sharing threat information.

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How to keep business sponsors hooked

Tech initiatives won't succeed without ongoing business engagement. Three CIOs share their strategies for getting, and keeping, that engagement.

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Nonprofit's digital transformation puts young people to work

By becoming a data-driven organization, Philadelphia Youth Network has gained the capability to deploy funding faster and more efficiently and has also gained the equivalent of one to two full-time employees by automating workflows.

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