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How a hospital CIO turns patient feedback into healthy outcomes

Yale New Haven Hospital is using feedback software and tablets to help bolster patient satisfaction and, ideally, outcomes, says CIO Lisa Stump.

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ServiceMax automates field service with the Internet of Things

The field service management specialist is integrating IoT machine data with its delivery mechanism to help technicians reduce unplanned downtime and improve customer satisfaction.

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Why one real estate CIO is sold on agile

A part of a plan to increase business value, Marcus & Millichap is embracing agile software development as it plans to refresh or replace several applications in 2016, says CIO Ken Sayward.

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Farmers Insurance eyes drones, Internet of Things

Led by a new CIO, fresh from Toyota, the insurance carrier is looking to revamp internal IT and tap emerging technologies to better support its 19 million policy holders.

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Apple and IBM partnership yields 100 iOS enterprise apps

Less than a year-and-a-half after Apple and IBM teamed up to create the MobileFirst for iOS program, the tech giants have released 100 iOS apps that target 65 professions across 14 industries including healthcare, banking and travel.

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Why Ford's CIO is shifting gears to bimodal IT

Ford is adopting emerging technologies, such as robotics telepresence systems and ride-hailing software, while maintaining core competencies for manufacturing and other operations. Call it bimodal IT, done Ford-style.

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IBM forms practice to improve engagement for sports fans

Big Blue's new Sports and Entertainment Global Consortium and the IBM Sports, Entertainment and Fan Experience consulting practice aims to offer sports enterprises an integrated capability spanning design, strategy, technology and...

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Oil company hopes to strike efficiency with cloud analytics

To make drilling more efficient during a commodities industry downturn, Laredo Petroleum is turning to cloud applications from a Silicon Valley startup to correlate production and operational costs.

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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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