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In the digital era, CIOs not buying ‘this bimodal crap’

To stave off disruption, savvy CIOs know they need to move at one speed: Fast. Bimodal is not an option.

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7 tips for engaging millennials in tech companies

Technology companies are infamous for high turnover and rapid burnout. Why is this, and how can senior leaders navigate a rapidly evolving talent market?

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CIO.com honors the 2017 CIO 100 winners and Hall of Fame inductees

We celebrate the 30th anniversary of the CIO 100 awards program by recognizing 100 organizations for their business and technology innovation. CIO.com is also proud to announce this year's class of CIO Hall of Fame inductees.

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Foundation of digital transformation

Digital transformation has been the buzzword in every organization, but the fundamental component of this transformation is leadership. Without the right leadership in place, the transformation will not be successful. Here are the...

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The North Face’s parent company names new CIO

Sandra Harris is taking over for retiring Martin Schneider at a time when retailers are overhauling both back-end and customer-facing technology to meet consumers' digital shopping habits.

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Retail CIO accelerates IT service delivery

Gap CIO Paul Chapman has reorganized his technology organization and created a new IT operating model that emphasizes collaboration and faster decision-making.

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Federal CIOs tackle the next phase of cloud migration

Many government agencies have already moved basic applications and services to the cloud, but when it comes to the next wave, CIOs must take a hard look at their systems and negotiate flexible contracts with vendors.

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How storytelling ignites IT innovation at Lowe’s

The home improvement retailer creates comic books with narrative arcs to make virtual showrooms, guide robots, and interstellar 3D printing viable.

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Why CarMax’s “shock the system” digital strategy is working

CIO Shamim Mohammad and fellow leaders at CarMax made big, bold changes to transform CarMax into a product organization

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Many businesses are just beginning their digital transformation journeys

Analysis from three surveys from CEO, business leaders, and CIO on the state of the digital transformation journey.

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CIO Quick Takes: What you need to know about women in tech

We asked seven CIOs and other IT executives, who happen to be female, what they think everyone should know about women in technology.

AI is about to open the door to a new role for CIOs: Explorer

AI’s potential extends far beyond menial tasks, and companies are now looking to leverage AI in a way that yields a competitive edge. That’s where the CIO can come in as a coach to the rest of the company, an explorer of AI and its...

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CEOs' lack of success metrics dampens digital prospects

CEOs know they must accelerate digital strategies to foster growth. But it’s not going to happen if they don’t lean on their CIOs to understand what digital means for their business.

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Cushman & Wakefield CIO builds innovation through partnerships

With the help of key partners, Adam Stanley is exploring emerging technologies in AR/VR, IoT and cybersecurity to buttress the commercial real estate firm’s portfolio.

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Procter & Gamble names Coke IT vet as new CIO

The consumer packaged goods company welcomes Javier Polit at a time when industry players are eyeing mobile applications, IoT and analytics to get closer to consumers.

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Why CIOs should care about robots stealing jobs

Advancements in artificial intelligence place additional classes of jobs – in white collar roles – at risk. Yet pessimists overstate their case. The revolution won’t happen overnight: Forrester predict that by 2027, automation will...

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How a CIO shifted IT’s role to enable growth through digital innovation

How would you go about leading a challenging digital transformation? Tips from a global vehicle manufacturer’s complex transformation to accelerate time to value.

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CIO Career Coach: Become a digital leader

Season 2 of the CIO Career Coach video series is here, and in the first episode, executive recruiter and CIO.com blogger Martha Heller shows you how to take a leadership role in digital transformation.

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Move to public cloud displays CIO’s clout

Veteran IT leader Steve Randich arrived at FINRA and found a burning platform — leading him to move the regulator’s 'crown jewels' to AWS.

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The one sales skill you must master as a leader

Leadership is about sales. To lead, you must win over people to a shared vision. You must influence them to consider situations and possible paths forward. Ultimately, you must close the deal and get them to take action, to support...

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