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.

Prepping for the Data Deluge

Prepping for the Data Deluge

According to a survey of 2,300 global business and IT leaders by MIT Technology Review Insights in association with Pure Storage, nearly 90% of respondents believe data is the key to delivering better results and future growth,...

CIOs get strategic

CIOs get strategic

As the lines between technology and business blur, CIOs are stepping up their strategy role, taking ownership of new disciplines and serving as a key force behind digital innovation.

Restructuring IT for the digital age

Restructuring IT for the digital age

IT leaders are remodeling IT and morphing culture to increase agility and emphasize customer centricity in the wake of digital business.

What customer-centric IT really looks like

What customer-centric IT really looks like

CIOs are making cultural and organizational changes to forge a direct connection between IT and end customers as part of their charter to boost digital innovation.

The AI Data Bottleneck

The AI Data Bottleneck

Collecting and managing huge volumes of data means nothing if the compute and storage infrastructure can’t keep up.

Navigating the Rocky Road of Data-Driven Insights

Navigating the Rocky Road of Data-Driven Insights

In a survey of 2,300 global business and IT leaders by MIT Technology Review Insights, in association with Pure Storage®, 87% of respondents said data is key to new business growth and for delivering better results for customers and...

How to Transform Data into Organizational Gold

How to Transform Data into Organizational Gold

Data doesn’t transform into a corporate asset overnight. Follow these best practices to create a winning approach.

Building a Data Analytics Bench

Building a Data Analytics Bench

Companies have bought into the concept of the data-driven enterprise, but can’t find expertise to make it a reality. What’s the answer?

Setting the Stage: The New World of Data

Setting the Stage: The New World of Data

It’s clear data holds the power to transform the modern enterprise. But understanding which data holds the key is the challenge.

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.

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