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Winter 2017: State of the CIO

Cover story: The new reality. The CIO role is integral to today’s increasingly digital businesses, but transformational IT executives aren’t necessarily shedding their functional responsibilities — get used to it.

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CIO Jan/Feb digital issue cover Gabriela Zurda

In this issue:

Cover story

The new reality
The CIO role is integral to today’s increasingly digital businesses, but transformational IT executives aren’t necessarily shedding their functional responsibilities — get used to it.

Emerging tech

Cautious banks eye blockchain warily
Despite the hype surrounding the new technology, it will likely be about two years before financial institutions push wide commercial rollouts of blockchain software systems.

Transformation nation

Why digital is a more ethical sales tool
GlaxoSmithKline has stopped paying healthcare professionals to promote its products, turning instead to a digital platform that offers a more neutral way to spread the word.

Applying tech

Why agile needs DevOps
Fannie Mae has doubled its software output in the last 18 months, thanks to agile software development and DevOps.

Leading tech

Heroes emerge from ones and zeroes
Change is always hard, and the transformation IT is now experiencing is unprecedented. But it’s giving CIOs an opportunity to play leading roles.

Career roadmap

What it takes to be a sysadmin
Despite dire predictions, the role of the systems administrator is far from obsolete. Nick Bush’s career is proof that the job remains critical to IT even as it evolves.

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