Clint Boulton

Clint Boulton

Senior Writer

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

Articles by Clint Boulton

CIOs battle product management pitfalls
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CIOs battle product management pitfalls

Product management is increasingly the preferred method of delivering digital capabilities. Yet the transition from a project-based mindset is rife with challenges, say IT leaders and experts.
April 6, 2021
7 IT leadership lessons learned from COVID-19
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7 IT leadership lessons learned from COVID-19

IT leaders from HP, McAfee, Johnson Controls, and other enterprises reflect on what they learned after leading teams through a full year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 30, 2021
CIOs double down on D&I to build stronger businesses
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CIOs double down on D&I to build stronger businesses

IT leaders are facilitating multi-pronged efforts to hire employees from underrepresented groups, though cultivating belonging remains a difficult — and often unfulfilled — task.
March 19, 2021
New IBM sales strategy catches CIOs’ attention
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New IBM sales strategy catches CIOs’ attention

IBM is streamlining its operations and simplifying its sales approach to align with a honed focus on hybrid cloud. Will CIOs buy from the revamped business?
March 2, 2021
Cloud, telco providers show the promise of 5G edge
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Cloud, telco providers show the promise of 5G edge

Fueled by vendor innovation, interest in 5G wireless networks and edge computing is growing, but IT leaders must first evaluate the cost and efficacy of these converging technologies before committing.
January 20, 2021
Hybrid work model helps VMware navigate the pandemic
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Hybrid work model helps VMware navigate the pandemic

The software maker’s hybrid work model enables employees to work almost anywhere, an effort that includes new conference room tech and experiments with meetings conducted in virtual reality.
January 12, 2021
4 trends fueling hybrid-work strategies in 2021
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4 trends fueling hybrid-work strategies in 2021

In 2021, IT leaders will equip reconfigured corporate offices with hoteling and contract-tracing tools and automate more business processes while extending their cybersecurity coverage.
December 22, 2020
Top 5 strategic priorities for IT leaders in 2021
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Top 5 strategic priorities for IT leaders in 2021

IT leaders from tech, insurance, and finance sectors share their strategic priorities for 2021. Self-service solutions, edge computing, analytics, and low-code development top CIOs’ roadmaps.
December 15, 2020
CIOs strive to build on IT’s business cred for 2021
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CIOs strive to build on IT’s business cred for 2021

IT leaders seek to leverage political capital cultivated during the COVID-19 outbreak to further cement IT as business co-creators. Here’s how to focus on what matters most.
December 7, 2020
Inclusive design: 8 tips for addressing software accessibility
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Inclusive design: 8 tips for addressing software accessibility

With more users accessing digital services, it behooves brands to boost the accessibility of their websites and applications for people with disabilities. Here experts offer tips for how to craft inclusive design.
November 24, 2020
4 promising AR/VR pilots in business
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4 promising AR/VR pilots in business

Augmented reality and virtual reality implementations are emerging across several sectors, thanks to their value in providing remote training and hands-free access to information.
November 19, 2020
Digital business model pays off for Toyota Financial
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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.
November 17, 2020
Takeda and AWS accelerate COVID-19 research push
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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 officer.
November 9, 2020
CIOs embrace remote recruitment to land new gigs
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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.
October 22, 2020
Seeking a new gig? IT leader hiring rebounds, remotely
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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.
October 9, 2020
H&R Block sheds taxing legacy systems for the cloud
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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.
September 23, 2020
Cloud software helps ASU lean into hybrid learning
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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.
September 22, 2020
Equifax goes all in on the public cloud
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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.
September 17, 2020
Lexmark proves the power of CIO-CTO collaboration
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Lexmark proves the power of CIO-CTO collaboration

The efficacy of Lexmark’s digital strategy depends on collaboration between the company’s CIO and CTO. The secret to success? Communication, accountability, competence and empathy, says CIO Brad Clay.
August 17, 2020
IHS Markit makes bold bet on public cloud during the pandemic
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IHS Markit makes bold bet on public cloud during the pandemic

Despite uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, IHS Markit stuck with its strategy to move compute resources to AWS. IHS CIO Chad Moss offers tips for IT leaders making similar migrations.
August 11, 2020
Syngenta CIO tackles transformation in industry switch
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Syngenta CIO tackles transformation in industry switch

In his first foray into the sector, Greg Meyers, who also runs Syngenta’s digital business, is helping the provider of pesticides and seeds transform into a top precision agriculture player.
June 1, 2020
Merck prescribes AI for supply chain complexity
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Merck prescribes AI for supply chain complexity

Pharmaceutical company Merck is using AI to manage an increasingly complex supply chain. Merck CIO Alessandro De Luca explains how its prescriptive supply chain system works.
December 17, 2019
What is citizen development? The CIO’s solution to shadow IT
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What is citizen development? The CIO’s solution to shadow IT

Users are increasingly creating tools to solve business problems. Fortunately, CIOs have help in the form of low- and no-code platforms that enable non-coders to build applications — guardrails included.
December 3, 2019