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Marketing pros discuss what they want from IT

IT leaders don't always have great working relationships with their colleagues in marketing, but the technology decisions they make can have significant impact on marketers. A group of digital marketing pros explains just what they...

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How can a CIO provide clarity in a messy world?

From reading the tea leaves to understand Big Tech strategy to writing “The Idiot’s Guide” about any technology, a CIO has a lot of explaining to do.

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Why buying from small businesses offers big advantages

From social responsibility to greater flexibility in services and contracts, there are plenty of reasons to take a closer look at small vendors and what they can do for your organization.

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Should CIOs be chief robot wranglers?

Business Robotic Process Automation (RPA) initiatives can yield huge returns. But bypassing IT can create even bigger risks. Why CIOs need to take a greater role in RPA.

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Why Land O'Lakes broke IT into six businesses

Mike Macrie, CIO of Land O'Lakes, no longer talks about one big number. Instead, Macrie decided to break his IT department into six different business units.

CIO Masters Series: Mark Bramwell, CIO of Oxford Said Business School

Mark Bramwell, CIO of Oxford's Said Business School, strives to bring users and IT closer together so they can learn from one another and create better business outcomes.

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Rosetta Stone embraces storage virtualization in DevOps shift

The learning software company is using little-known virtualization software to ease its transition to agile software development as its digital download business blooms.

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CIOs: Shadow IT is actually great for your cloud strategy

The three reasons that departments' own adoption of cloud technologies benefits CIOs' goals

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How CIOs can help board members understand the business value of digital innovation

Today's digital marketplace is changing the way companies compete and IT is now at the core of every company’s business strategy. CIOs can provide the board a digital maturity governance model that includes a framework, assessments,...

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Windows 10 migration a low priority for some CIOs

Microsoft is urging consumers and businesses alike to upgrade to its new operating system, but why are some CIOs standing pat for now?

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5 things you need to know about account-based marketing

A group of a sales and marketing professionals breakdown the concept of account-based marketing and provide real-world insight and examples of why your organization needs to pay attention to ABM.

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Land O’Lakes spreads to the cloud with Microsoft (and Google)

Land O’Lakes CIO says no single cloud provider can meet all of the company’s requirements. Google and Microsoft are both in the mix, but the agricultural cooperative still isn’t ready for a full migration.

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Security teams consulted too late on digital transformation

A new survey finds 76 percent of IT professionals with responsibility for security feel their security teams are brought in too late to have a meaningful impact on digital transformation projects.

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Calculating the dollars and cents of ERP

The evaluation process is critical to the success of enterprise resource planning systems, and is one way IT can bring real value to your company’s finance department.

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Box moves telephony, Web conferencing to the cloud

The cloud software maker is now hosting communications capabilities, including phone services and web meetings, in the cloud.

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How Salesforce.com's Wave Analytics helps publisher track leads

Sales teams for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt are using cloud software to track existing client accounts and identify new leads.

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You carry their dead weight

Up to 20% of your consultants were probably rated 'below level' or 'significantly below level' in their most recent annual reviews. You need to identify their dead weight to keep it from dragging you down.

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One CIO offers keys to driving digital transformation

CIO Lidia Fonseca is helping lead Quest Diagnostics into lucrative new businesses, all while streamlining IT and improving the customer experience.

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