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Can smart stadiums help sports teams compete with TV?

Sports fans increasingly prefer watching games from home or at the bar rather than the stadium. Teams are tackling this trend by turning to big data and smart stadiums to make the in-stadium experience more compelling.

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Sporting goods CIO hopes to hook customers with IoT, mobile apps

Orvis CIO Dave Finnegan is upgrading the company’s point-of-sale system in preparation for customer experiences involving mobile and sensor technologies.

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Luxury retailer taps Walmart CIO amid customer analytics push

Looking to upgrade its technology platforms, including SAP enterprise software and HANA customer analytics, British fashion retailer Burberry recruited Walmart Asia CIO Fumbi Chima.

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IBM launches cognitive computing consulting practice

The new IBM Cognitive Business Solutions will draw on the expertise of more than 2,000 consulting pros who bring backgrounds in machine learning, advanced analytics, data science and development, and industry and change management.

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New CIO sees potential in drones for rail inspection

Cindy Earhart became CIO of Norfolk Southern today. The 30-year company veteran of the freight train operator plans to beef up its automation software and experiment with drones to inspect rail lines.

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Heavy industries may be the looming giants of the Internet

GE aims to help vertical industries boost productivity through IT.

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How data analytics finds the truth -- in baseball and in business

Speaking at the NetSuite NYSE Disruption Summit at the New York Stock Exchange, baseball luminaries Bill James and Billy Beane talk data, truth and the new frontier for sabermetrics.

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IBM and HCL announce partnership, unveil IoT plans

The new partners will bring together solution architects and technical experts at a new Incubation Center in India to work with clients to solve challenges around the enterprise and industrial Internet of Things.

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Gold’s Gym muscles up on IT to engage with customers

To inspire brand loyalty, Gold’s Gym pumped up its IT systems to support a new customer-centric website and mobile app.

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The Internet of Things comes to the NFL

Every NFL player and stadium will be equipped with RFID sensors and receivers, respectively, this football season, allowing the league to track fine-grained location data for every play.

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Toyota funds AI research to build autonomous cars

Toyota is partnering with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to research artificial intelligence and robotics, work they say will lead to autonomous cars.

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Engineers get rapid-fire access to giant files in the cloud

Milwaukee Tool's designers in the U.S. and China no longer have to wait hours for their CAD files to open. They can open the latest files instantly in a cloud-based storage system.

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CIO Quick Takes: Tech leaders prep for new college year

As students return to campus, college and university CIOs share how they prepared for the new academic year.

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American Driveline Systems CIO tunes up IT for digital transformation

The automotive service company hired Chad Graham in June to rejuvenate the company's aging IT systems, upgrading its point-of-sale software with a new shop management system – and he’s just getting started.

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CIO says blockchain 'will heavily impact' financial services

Oliver Bussmann, CIO of UBS, says the blockchain technology underlying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can pare transaction processing time from days to minutes. Under his leadership, UBS is building innovation centers where...

University technology program launched to give peace a chance

Drexel University and PeaceTech Lab will enlist computer science and engineering students in conflict resolution efforts

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The Internet of Things now includes the grocery store's frozen-food aisle

Supermarket giant Kroger uses temperature sensors to keep frozen foods frozen -- and makes its first foray into the Internet of Things.

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Digital enterprises are getting VERY personal with customers

Many of the CIO 100 award winners for 2015 are personalizing the customer experience, creating one-to-one relationships that deliver competitive advantage.

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