Beth Stackpole

Contributing Writer

Beth Stackpole is a veteran reporter who has covered the intersection of business and technology issues for more than 20 years.

Redefining work in the digital age

Redefining work in the digital age

Digital technologies are changing the way work is done at CIO100 award-winning organizations, empowering employees to shift focus to higher-value activities.

State of the CIO, 2018: IT-business alignment (finally) gets real

State of the CIO, 2018: IT-business alignment (finally) gets real

After years of casual courting, IT and business are finally forging effective ways of working together to pursue shared objectives for digital transformation.

AI gets down to business

AI gets down to business

New tools and troves of data have CIOs turning to neural nets and machine learning to deliver real-world results. Here’s how six 2017 CIO 100 leaders put AI to work.

Identification-as-a-Service: Fast-tracking Biometrics

Identification-as-a-Service: Fast-tracking Biometrics

Interest in biometric applications is growing, but concerns about complexity and the need for highly specialized expertise has deterred some customers and municipalities from adopting the technology. With the introduction of...

Understanding the Basics of Biometrics

Understanding the Basics of Biometrics

There’s little denying that today we live in a more vulnerable world. The explosion of connected devices, the growth in international travel, and the digital-age of business have made us more susceptible to increasingly...

Debunking Common Biometrics Myths

Debunking Common Biometrics Myths

Despite its potential to provide a more effective security posture for a host of commercial and government applications, biometrics is often misunderstood, thanks in part to the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters and science fiction...

Why smart enterprises are thinking AI

Why smart enterprises are thinking AI

Companies are starting to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to bolster customer experience, improve security and optimize operations.

How to motivate the modern tech worker

How to motivate the modern tech worker

When it comes to attracting and retaining IT talent, money talks -- but creative perks and company culture really help employers stand out.

The IT-business gap remains

The IT-business gap remains

The 2017 State of the CIO reports finds that while IT generally still has control of the tech purse strings, business and IT leaders disagree about the CIO's role.

CIOs adjust to their new reality

CIOs adjust to their 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.

IT turns to employee resource groups to attract, retain tech talent

IT turns to employee resource groups to attract, retain tech talent

Employee resource groups can bolster productivity and community among tech teams -- but only if they’re done right. Autodesk, Booz Allen Hamilton, Humana and others share advice.

Tech Forecast 2017: 5 key technologies to double down on now

Tech Forecast 2017: 5 key technologies to double down on now

IT leaders plan to use these key technologies to deliver business results in 2017.

5 disruptive technologies to track in 2017

5 disruptive technologies to track in 2017

Savvy tech execs are keeping these cutting-edge developments on their radar screens.

Video pays off in the enterprise

Video pays off in the enterprise

As costs come down and the technology improves, video is finally spurring easy and effective collaboration. (Plus -- 5 tips for building video culture in your organization.)

Why (and when) outsourcing security makes sense

Why (and when) outsourcing security makes sense

Offloading security strategy and day-to-day operations to a managed security service provider can free up IT resources. But be prepared: It’s not an entirely hands-off proposition.

How flexible should your infosec model be?

How flexible should your infosec model be?

Organizations need to stay on top of a fast-shifting threat landscape by updating their security policies -- without badgering users into a state of noncompliance.

The secret to boosting women in IT? Men

The secret to boosting women in IT? Men

Male allies can open doors, broaden networks and advocate for female tech pros. Guys, ready to step up?

Verizon 2016 DBIR: Action Steps and Best Practices for a More Secure Future

Verizon 2016 DBIR: Action Steps and Best Practices for a More Secure Future

It’s time to get serious about developing and implementing a security action plan

Verizon 2016 DBIR: Known Attack Methods Remain Security's Achilles' Heel

Verizon 2016 DBIR: Known Attack Methods Remain Security's Achilles' Heel

Companies must begin addressing security proactively, not as an afterthought

CIOs mean business

CIOs mean business

This year's CIO 100 honorees are serious about winning customers and driving revenue.

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