Clint Boulton

Senior Writer

Clint Boulton is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT leadership, the CIO role, and digital transformation.

Digital business model pays off for Toyota Financial

Digital business model pays off for Toyota Financial

As the pandemic unfolded, the company launched a private-label digital platform that allows motor vehicle makers to offer financial services to consumers, says TFS CIO Vipin Gupta.

CIOs on the hook for governance as automation rises

CIOs on the hook for governance as automation rises

With business leaders increasingly pushing for automation, CIOs must step up to help guide how and where such technologies should be deployed.

Takeda and AWS accelerate COVID-19 research push

Takeda and AWS accelerate COVID-19 research push

The pharmaceutical firm teamed with the cloud provider and Accenture to turn the corner on a digital transformation that includes faster ways to research therapies for COVID-19 sufferers, says Karl Hick, chief digital and information...

9 tips for managing the mental health of your IT teams

9 tips for managing the mental health of your IT teams

Managing mental health has become a necessary burden for IT leaders during the pandemic. The following tips may help reduce burnout and get employees the help they need.

Aspen Skiing Co. counts on change management for contactless experience

Aspen Skiing Co. counts on change management for contactless experience

With ski season set to get under way, Aspen Skiing Co. is providing safer guest experiences using digital technology, including mobile ordering and payment and touchless lift tickets.

CIOs embrace remote recruitment to land new gigs

CIOs embrace remote recruitment to land new gigs

New CIOs of Okta and Quick Base discuss their recruitment experience and offer tips for IT leaders open to or actively seeking new roles during the pandemic.

Ranpak digital transformation expands sales of packing robots

Ranpak digital transformation expands sales of packing robots

The maker of autonomous packing machines is banking on a customer-facing and back-office transformation to bolster sales, says CTO Michael Gliedman.

CIOs cultivate political capital in response to pandemic

CIOs cultivate political capital in response to pandemic

IT leaders who have gained clout among C-suite peers during the pandemic must target high-impact initiatives to extend their political capital in 2021, but challenges remain.

Seeking a new gig? IT leader hiring rebounds, remotely

Seeking a new gig? IT leader hiring rebounds, remotely

Recruitment of IT leaders has thawed since the pandemic first hit, as companies seek digital leaders who can help them adapt to shifting business dynamics. Here, recruiters offer tips for navigating the IT leadership hiring landscape....

How low-code platforms are transforming software development

How low-code platforms are transforming software development

Drag-and-drop platforms enable developers to assemble applications without manual programming. Toyota, ConocoPhillips, and GlobalTranz are among those enterprises leveraging low-code to create business value.

SFO airport banks on IT for frictionless travel

SFO airport banks on IT for frictionless travel

The IT staff at San Francisco International Airport is exploring an array of technology solutions to help make air travel safer and restore confidence among passengers, says CIO Ian Law.

CIOs grapple with how to jumpstart innovation amid pandemic

CIOs grapple with how to jumpstart innovation amid pandemic

IT leaders turn to emerging technologies from strategic vendors and VC partners to help keep collaboration and innovation humming in a work world gone remote due to the coronavirus.

H&R Block sheds taxing legacy systems for the cloud

H&R Block sheds taxing legacy systems for the cloud

The tax preparation services company eschews client-server and other legacy systems for Microsoft Azure, a shift that required buy-in from engineers and executives, says CIO Alan Lowden.

Cloud software helps ASU lean into hybrid learning

Cloud software helps ASU lean into hybrid learning

Arizona State University has leaned heavily into cloud collaboration software to help students return to school in a hybrid learning model, says CIO Lev Gonick.

Equifax goes all in on the public cloud

Equifax goes all in on the public cloud

The consumer reporting agency's migration to public cloud continues unabated, says CTO Bryson Koehler, who has spent the past two years overhauling IT after a massive data breach rattled the company.

What is digital transformation? A necessary disruption

What is digital transformation? A necessary disruption

Digital transformation is a foundational change in how an organization delivers value to its customers. Here is what transformation entails, along with tips to ensure your company is on the correct course.

4 digital transformation success stories

4 digital transformation success stories

Ocean Spray, The San Francisco 49ers and Anheuser-Busch InBev are among the companies are steering digital initiatives to drive business growth and operational efficiency. These digital transformation examples detail IT leaders’...

Design thinking: The secret to digital success

Design thinking: The secret to digital success

Design thinking has become a key practice for enterprises crafting digital products with the end user in mind. CIO.com spoke to design thinking practitioners to understand why and how organizations are leveraging it.

Land O’Lakes and Microsoft partner to cultivate agtech solutions

Land O’Lakes and Microsoft partner to cultivate agtech solutions

The companies are developing tech to boost agricultural production, support sustainability and provide rural broadband, underscoring a growing trend of vendors co-creating solutions with customers.

8 tips for avoiding IT staff burnout during a pandemic

8 tips for avoiding IT staff burnout during a pandemic

IT leaders get creative managing remote tech teams working from the confines of home offices. Here’s how they alleviate burnout that threatens to crater WFH life.

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