CIO Role

What it means to be a CIO.


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. Full Story »

Oracle Identifies Products Affected By Heartbleed, but Work Remains on Fixes

Oracle also shipped 104 patches as part of a regular quarterly update .

News analysis

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.


SAP Users Rattle Sabers Over Charges for User-friendly Fiori Apps

Fiori should be included as part of the annual maintenance fees customers already pay, users say


Airline Hopes Gamification Can Make its Oracle ERP Users Soar

WestJet's initial gamification project focuses on expense reporting


Wendy's Makes its Oracle ERP Upgrade Quick and Tasty

The fast food chain completed the move in six months

News analysis

CIOs: Lure Top Tech Talent by Offering Free Lunch

Companies are going beyond compensation to lure and retain top IT talent. Among the most popular perks: tuition reimbursement, the chance to work with the latest technology and, of course, free lunch.


Enterprise Software, Devices to Drive IT Spending Growth This Year, Gartner Says

Companies will start pulling the trigger on projects they planned in 2013, according to a Gartner analyst


CIOs Predict IT Spending to Increase

Mobile apps and tablets are the areas identified most frequently for investment, according to CIO Research's poll of IT executives. However, analytics, cloud and enterprise security spending aren't far behind.


Oracle Overtakes IBM As Second-largest Software Vendor, Gartner Says

Global spending on software grew 4.8 percent overall last year


Many SAP Customers Struggling to Figure Out its Mobility Strategy, User Survey Finds

SAP pledges to provide more clarity on its mobile offerings

News Experiences Maintenance Outage on Deadline Day

Technicians took the site down in order to fix a software bug


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

Editor's Letter

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.


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.