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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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Omni Hotels' new CIO shores up cybersecurity amid data breach

Following the infiltration of the hotel chain’s network with payment card-stealing malware, Omni is looking to use analytics software to detect and quarantine attacks.

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Universities must build innovators in new ways

The future doesn’t care how you became an expert.The experts of tomorrow will learn differently.

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Confusion over cyber insurance leads to coverage gaps

Cyber insurance may be a booming business thanks to the high-profile breaches, but the market for such policies is a complicated, say experts from SANS Institute, Advisen and PivotPoint.

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How to tell if your company needs a chief digital officer

Transforming your business to a digital operation requires a dedicated professional who thrives as a change agent, a.k.a., a chief digital officer. Here's how to determine whether or not your organization can benefit from another...

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How auto repair chain accelerates networking with SD-WAN

Service King Collision Repair Centers is phasing out its MPLS system as the primary networking provider for SD-WAN appliances, says its CIO.

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