CIO Magazine: April 1, 2014

Fashion Retailer Adds 'Tech Tables' to Stores

Chico's, a women’s clothing retailer, is adding in-store 'tech tables' and a digital magazine to flesh out its omnichannel strategy
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Why CIOs Should Look Outside for Data Expertise

Still building your in-house data analytics operation? External providers can supplement your capabilities -- fast.


Retail Must Reinvent Itself for the Omnichannel Future

IDG Communications CEO Michael Friedenberg offers his take on the latest IDC predictions about retail customers, big data, supply chain and more 


Corporate Boards Are Hungry for IT Info From CIOs

Many board members want CIOs to give them more and better information -- especially about IT risk.

CIOs Need to Focus on Competitive Threats

Today's executives can boast about their companies' tech prowess, but they also need to keep an eye on archrivals and new competitors, says Maryfran Johnson.

CIOs: Welcome to the Age of the Customer

Forrester analyst Peter Burris says CIOs will need to work on two tracks: internal IT operations and the business systems focused on the customer experience.

Continuous IT Innovation Shapes the Future of Financial Services Firm

Under CIO Victor Fetter's leadership at LPL Financial, the IT group has moved from 'working on projects' to delivering solutions that shape the business and the marketplace.

Integrated Sales and CRM System Lets DirecTV Capture More Couch Potatoes

DirecTV's new enterprise system offers sales agents a whole view of the customer -- and real-time guidance to close deals.

IT Leaders Share Tips on Managing Security Risks

Too much security -- or too little -- could bankrupt a company. These IT executives offer advice on finding the right balance.

The Power of a Healthy CFO-CIO Partnership

For CFO Jim Lusk, IT is essential to ABM’s smooth operations and happy customers.

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