CIO Magazine: January 1, 2015

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Mobile App Eases Anxiety of Stranded Motorists

Car crisis? Agero's Roadside Connect system lets customers know where the tow truck is and when it will arrive.


CIOs Still Need to Strengthen the IT-Business Connection

Our 14th Annual State of the CIO research reveals glaring disparities between what CIOs think they're delivering and what business people think they're getting from IT. CIO Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson urges CIOs to 'mind the gap'...

Remembering a CIO Who Was the Perfect Wingman

Merv Tarde, CIO of Dallas-based Interstate Batteries, lost his battle with cancer. CIO Publisher Adam Dennison recalls his generous spirit.

It's Time for CIOs to Let Employees Play With Technology

Today, experimenting with new technologies beats gathering requirements into a big document. IT departments should switch from planning-and-deploying to buying-and-trying, says columnist Steve Andriole.

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Big Data and CRM Help Public Broadcaster Attract More Donors

Data quality projects show Boston's WGBH how to segment customers for more lucrative target marketing.

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5 Things CIOs Should Know About Prescriptive Analytics

First there was descriptive analytics, then predictive analytics. The next step is prescriptive analytics, which actually tells you the best action to take.

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Retailer Takes Control of Its Cloud

Chico's curbs its use of Amazon Web Services to get more say in how servers are tuned and configured with smaller provider called Contegix.