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CIOs must make risky bets to become CEOs

Dawn Lepore parlayed her IT work at Charles Schwab in the mid-1990s to become CEO of in 2004. She offers CIOs some pointers on how take it up a level.

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Why you need to make 2016 the year of the customer

According to leading research companies, many CIOs are stuck in the past, centered on internal operations. This leads to marginalization and the inability to make significant change for your organization. If you want to make a...

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Day in the life of a social CIO: Oliver Bussmann of UBS

The Global CIO of UBS is a social media superstar, boasting tens of thousands of followers on Twitter and LinkedIn. He shares four simple steps that can help IT pros develop areas of expertise and build large followings in six to nine...

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How Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois changed the IT operating model

Microsoft's CIO says he and his team think in terms of service offerings and end-to-end business processes, rather than projects and applications, and that helped the company adopt a new IT operating model.

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Why change initiatives fail

Creating the right conditions for successful change requires putting people before things, says Chris Laping, former CIO of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. In this exclusive audio session from the CIO Perspectives event in Orange County in...

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Enterprise CIOs, think it's OK to ignore SMB security holes? Think again

A new report shows a direct link between security problems in small businesses and enterprise security headaches. This happens when SMBs are suppliers or resellers for enterprises and are therefore connected.

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How to get your organization to recognize the need for change

As a CIO, project leader, or IT manager, you might find it difficult to get your organization or project team to recognize the need for change, and the even greater need to control change. So, how do we handle it?

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Why your ATS may be killing your recruiting efforts

Applicant tracking systems get a bad rap for a reason -- many are clunky, hard to use and difficult to calibrate. But that doesn't mean you should ditch them entirely. Here’s how to improve your ATS.

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What’s next? 2016 priorities for high-performing CIOs

Deloitte’s CIO Programs leader identifies three priorities for CIOs who want to distinguish themselves IT strategists, decision-makers and leaders.

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Real estate firm CIO moves on amid shifts to shared services

Durgesh Sharma is out at Colliers International after developing custom client and broker applications, which he hosted in Microsoft’s Azure public cloud.

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CIO Insights series: Supplier engagement that works

CIO’s are becoming increasingly entrepreneurial but few, if any CIO’s feel their suppliers are giving them the value they want or helping them increase their organisations competitive advantage. This article shares CIO's real life...

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New Year, new CIO appointments!

Martha Heller shares her January 2016 list of IT executives who were recently promoted or hired into new CIO positions.

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Hiring a data scientist? You're doing it all wrong

Businesses and technology leaders have learned a lot about the importance of data and the need for data scientists, but do they understand what the role of a data scientist should entail?

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8 tips for recruiting cybersecurity talent

Finding cybersecurity talent isn't easy, but it's even harder if you use the same methods that work for other IT talent specialties. Here's how to get it right.

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How IT supports sales at 3 large companies

Sales are the lifeblood of any business. And IT can play a pivotal role in what happens before and after the sale – that’s what happening at Salesforce, Northwestern Mutual and DocuSign.

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Home appliance maker hires its first CIO

Deanna Johnston leaves Belkin International to join Haier America as its first CIO. Her mission: Align business processes with IT, and improve communication between the business lines and the IT department.

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Logistics company saves big by ditching Oracle support

BDP International slashed its annual Oracle database software support fees by more than half thanks to the help of a third-party vendor. It's a trend that's catching on with CIOs.

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Cloud is now a core strategy — are you onboard?

Bryce Austin, CIO and CISO at Digineer and a cybersecurity expert, explains why cloud computing needs to be a part of every CIO's technology strategy.

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