Clint Boulton

Senior Writer

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

IoT success stories: Reaping value from sensor data

IoT success stories: Reaping value from sensor data

The internet of things is helping CIOs collect more data than ever. Here IT leaders share how IoT is helping to transform manufacturing, agriculture, and museums.

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 truly entails, along with tips to ensure your company is on the correct course.

Latest IT investment trend? Cost-cutting tech that also transforms

Latest IT investment trend? Cost-cutting tech that also transforms

Enterprises are investing in digital solutions that help them save on infrastructure and other costs while enabling them to transform the business. Experts from Deloitte and Gartner explain why.

At Mitel, kaizen proves key to streamlining business processes

At Mitel, kaizen proves key to streamlining business processes

Mitel CIO Jamshid Rezaei turned to the Japanese practice of kaizen prizing continuous improvement over wholesale change. Up next: leveraging AI, IoT as the future of cloud-based communications.

12 reasons why digital transformations fail

12 reasons why digital transformations fail

Lack of CEO sponsorship, talent deficiency, resistance to change — if you’ve encountered any of the following issues, you may want to rethink your digital transformation before it grinds to a halt.

Asurion reskills around cloud and DevOps for digital push

Asurion reskills around cloud and DevOps for digital push

Asurion’s move to the cloud and DevOps consumption and development models necessitated a major reskilling effort by CIO Daniel Curling. Here’s how he did it.

6 tips for facilitating ethical AI in the enterprise

6 tips for facilitating ethical AI in the enterprise

As the clamor for so-called “ethical AI” nears its crescendo, consultants recommend steps for creating fair and balanced algorithms. Hint: There’s no magic bullet.

State Auto taps RPA to cut costs — and transform its workforce

State Auto taps RPA to cut costs — and transform its workforce

The 95-year-old insurance provider is modernizing business processes with robotic process automation, freeing up staff to help improve customer experience.

Death of a sales register: Decathlon mobilizes retail checkout

Death of a sales register: Decathlon mobilizes retail checkout

For its U.S. launch, France-based sporting goods company Decathlon replaced traditional checkout queues with iPhones, Apple Pay and RFID tags. Will it work? CIO Tony Leon is counting on it.

Wawa brings digital integration to the convenience store

Wawa brings digital integration to the convenience store

Under CIO John Collier, Wawa is partnering with multiple vendors to build out its digital capabilities, suggesting that a DIY approach isn't the only game in town.

From CIO to CEO: 10 tips for taking your career to the top

From CIO to CEO: 10 tips for taking your career to the top

CIOs turned presidents and CEOs discuss their rise to the top and offer insights for IT leaders considering similar leaps.

What is design thinking? The secret to digital success

What is design thinking? The secret to digital success

Design thinking is becoming a key pillar in digital transformations, with more enterprises tapping the design philosophy to deliver user-friendly products and services.

Anheuser-Busch taps single source for data analytics

Anheuser-Busch taps single source for data analytics

The world’s largest brewing giant has a new data management strategy, the main ingredients of which are a single source for data and the cloud.

Reskilling facilitates agile IT in the digital era

Reskilling facilitates agile IT in the digital era

CIOs cross-train employees in a variety of ways to round out their staffs’ skills for the digital age. CIOs share their reskilling strategies and lessons learned.

Dealer Tire gains traction with data science

Dealer Tire gains traction with data science

Dealer Tire is predicting when tires and other automotive parts will need replacing, an approach it says will help dealership and manufacturer partners generate more revenue.

Building board relationships: The CIO's playbook

Building board relationships: The CIO's playbook

CIOs can improve their standing with the business by getting cozier with their board members. But that involves an investment in time for conversations outside the boardroom.

FinOps: Best practices for cloud cost optimization

FinOps: Best practices for cloud cost optimization

Cloud consumption is growing rapidly, but tracking spending can be a bear. Enter FinOps, a financial discipline and tech solution intended to optimize how enterprise spend on cloud.

Sales automation app helps Suddath get its move on

Sales automation app helps Suddath get its move on

The commercial moving concern digitized a manual sales process, resulting in reduced administrative overhead and additional revenues. CIO Len O’Neill describes the creation of Suddath’s Estimator software.

10 digital transformation success stories

10 digital transformation success stories

WW, Atlassian, StubHub and other enterprises are steering digital initiatives to drive business growth and operational efficiency. These digital transformation examples detail IT leaders’ strategies, implementations and challenges.

The reverse pitch: Enlisting startups to hone innovation

The reverse pitch: Enlisting startups to hone innovation

Bayer and Bosch are among a growing number of enterprises leveraging the “reverse pitch,” in which companies pose business challenges they will pay winning startups to solve.

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