CIO Magazine: March 1, 2013

Do Chief Digital Officers Spell Trouble for CIOs?

CEOs are hiring hotshot chief digital officers to run strategic, customer-facing operations such as online sales. Is this good news or bad news for CIOs?

Social Media Marries Big Data at Wedding Retailer

David’s Bridal uses data from its social shopping community, where the bride-to-be shares plans with the wedding party, to tie the knot with customers


Cloud Computing Leads to Competitive Advantage for Healthcare Firm

A healthcare CIO moves aggressively to cloud computing so the IT staff is freed up to focus on IT innovations that advance the company’s core mission.

CIOs Need to 'Unlearn' Before They Can Innovate

It’s time to dive into realms where you don’t have all the answers, says Chris Curran of PwC. Ditch outmoded ways of thinking, ask business managers and employees what they need to innovate, and find out what customers want before...

IT Department Reorgs Are on the Horizon

An IDG Enterprise study finds that most IT departments are centralized, but the federated model is gaining momentum as CIOs reorient their staffs to focus on business needs

NBA Team Rebounds From IT Disaster

After Katrina, the New Orleans Hornets built a stronger disaster-recovery operation: a hot site with a diesel engine big enough to 'power a locomotive.'

3 Ways to Give Your IT Organization a Skills Tune-Up

Three CIOs describe how they define and develop IT staff capabilities that keep pace with business needs

5 Things IT Pros Need to Know About SaaS Governance

Software as a service is here to stay. So CIOs need the tools to manage their sprawling portfolios of SaaS applications with the same rigor they use for on-premise software.

Why CMOs Won't Control Your IT Budget

CIOs are partnering with their marketing chiefs more than ever, but they’re not waiting around for marching orders. Getting to know the customer is job one for them, too.

Chief Digital Officers: Friend or Foe for the CIO?


The rising tide of hiring CDOs, who bring marketing, e-commerce and sales backgrounds to the C-suite, could eclipse the strategic importance of CIOs. Here's how Best Buy, Starbucks and OfficeMax are taking advtage of this new dynamic...

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