CIO

News, blogs, analysis, tips, discussion and how-to about the CIO role.

News analysis

Federal CIOs Squeezed by Budgets, Executive Buy-in

Technology chiefs in the federal government say they struggle with their role within their departments and agencies. A bill passed in the House and pending in the Senate could give federal CIOs more authority, though. Full Story »
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CIOs and Procurement Pros Partner on Cloud Services

Cloud services can help CIOs free themselves from worrying about managing data centers, scaling capacity, configuring servers, applying security patches and other routine maintenance so they can focus on providing insight to improve the business.

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IT Leader or IT Manager? How to Be the Best of Both

The best leaders aren't necessarily great managers and great managers aren't always the best leaders. A company needs both types of personalities to be competitive. Here's a look at the separate skills and traits associated with each, so you can be the best leader and/or manager for your IT team.

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CIOs to Become In-House Brokers -- and That's a Good Thing

In their new role as brokers and consultants, CIOs will be in an even more powerful position. According to a new survey, two-thirds of C-level executives and business unit leaders expect the IT department to have more influence on technology decisions in the future.

Advice & Opinion

With Heartbleed, IT Leaders Are Missing the Point

If our checks and balances are so fragile that a typo can obliterate all meaningful security, we have some fundamental things to fix.

Advice & Opinion

Leave the CIO Alone

Alternative titles like chief digital officer and chief technology officer muddy the situation and might even dilute authority.

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Law Firm CIO Makes the Case for Microsoft Lync

Law firm Holland & Knight already had a who's who of best-of-breed communications products deployed when the firm's IT team decided it needed to replace the tangled mess of PBX systems that provided voice lines at its many offices. It chose to jettison them all in favor of an infrastructure built on Microsoft Lync Server 2013.

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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 Shouldn't Worry About March Madness Productivity Losses

The long-term benefits of an engaged workforce can outweigh company losses in productivity during March Madness. Here's why business leaders should see these 19 days of hoops as an opportunity.

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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.

How To

11 Tips for Working With IT Recruiters

We spoke with tech and IT recruiters to see what you can do to put yourself in the best position to get hired. We also tell you what questions you need to ask recruiters before and while you work with them.

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CIOs Must Become Technology Consultants

If the 'old' CIO had a reputation of throwing up barriers, the 'new' CIO must focus on breaking down barriers to show marketing, finance, HR and other business leaders how IT services can help them become better within their particular operations.

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How Little Debbie Used Predictive Analytics to Survive Snack Industry Shakeup

McKee Foods, maker of Little Debbie snacks, turned to Workday's cloud-based human capital management and payroll software. The switch helped it analyze data for decision-making, save money and better survive a snack industry shakeup.

How To

Being a Successful Healthcare CIO Requires Vision

Today's healthcare IT leaders have a lot on their plates. The rush to digitize is hitting them hard -- but one CIO says it's shortsighted to simply focus on technology itself, not on the fundamental industry changes that tech will bring.

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CIOs Destined to Be Kings of Customer Data

Despite chatter about CIOs losing clout or eventually reporting to the CMO, a survey of 1,600 CIOs reveals that the IT executives are well-positioned for the future -- if they are willing to step outside of IT.