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

7 reasons CIOs quit (or lose their jobs)
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7 reasons CIOs quit (or lose their jobs)

From false promises to role changes, CIOs exit when their ability to execute their strategy or grow their careers hits a road block — a trend that may be accelerating, thanks to the rise of digital transformations.
February 8, 2018
VITAS improves hospice care with mobile transformation
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VITAS improves hospice care with mobile transformation

To accelerate data entry, VITAS Health equipped its clinicians with iPhones and iPads, giving them more time to care for bed-ridden patients. The mobilization paves the way for a greater, cloud-first digital transformation.
January 26, 2018
Hyperconvergence paves way to Safelite’s digital future
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Hyperconvergence paves way to Safelite’s digital future

The glass replacement provider has shifted to a hyperconverged infrastructure to help support AI- and IoT-based services aimed at better serving customers, says Matthew Coy Safelite's head of infrastructure and operations.
January 16, 2018
Startup harnesses DevOps’ continuous delivery chaos
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Startup harnesses DevOps’ continuous delivery chaos

IT organizations tackling DevOps are spending too much time writing automation scripts. Enter Harness.io, a startup whose continuous delivery as a service platform seeks to eliminate manual labor and reduce errors.
January 11, 2018
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Monsanto finds room to grow with open source software

The agriculture giant is using open source geospatial software to help visualize crop performance and yield information, thereby lowering costs and boosting IT's options to tailor applications for users' needs.
January 8, 2018
MetLife renovates legacy IT for the cloud era
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MetLife renovates legacy IT for the cloud era

Adoption of cloud, microservices and container technologies have helped MetLife pursue a digital transformation intended to boost operational efficiencies and improve the customer experience.
December 18, 2017
Digital disruption: 10 tips to future-proof your business
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Digital disruption: 10 tips to future-proof your business

With digital disruption threatening enterprises in every sector, it’s time for C-suites to get serious about game-planning for the future of their businesses. PwC has a punch list that can help.
December 15, 2017
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Shadow IT: How today’s CIOs grapple with unsanctioned tech

Thanks to the cloud and mobile devices, ‘shadow IT’ has become a key concern for CIOs in every industry. Here, CIOs share their real-world experiences reining in tech outside their formal control.
December 8, 2017
Outsourcing remains strategic in the digital era
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Outsourcing remains strategic in the digital era

Companies racing to digitalize their businesses are adopting cloud computing at a rampant rate. But traditional outsourcing also remains a crucial option for CIOs looking to free up valuable IT resources.
November 30, 2017
Application monitoring tailors Carhartt for digital success
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Application monitoring tailors Carhartt for digital success

By monitoring the performance of critical business systems, Carhartt has broken the ice between its business and IT teams — better positioning the work-apparel retailer to thrive in the digital era.
November 6, 2017
GSK accelerates data analytics for clinical trials
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GSK accelerates data analytics for clinical trials

CDO Mark Ramsey is helping the pharmaceutical giant turn decades of data into a drug-discovery asset, thanks to a homegrown big data analytics platform that processes petabytes.
October 27, 2017
The chatbot startup that has the Fortune 500 listening
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The chatbot startup that has the Fortune 500 listening

Fortune 500 companies are tapping the digital design expertise of startup Conversable for virtual digital assistant software to help consumers find information and complete transactions.
October 23, 2017
Capital One banks on burgeoning multi-cloud ecosystem
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Capital One banks on burgeoning multi-cloud ecosystem

SaaS providers are hosting their apps on competitors' public clouds, spurring an ecosystem that affords CIOs greater choice of services without having to port data to yet another platform.
October 16, 2017
How Ford uses HoloLens to drive automotive design
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How Ford uses HoloLens to drive automotive design

Mixed reality technology is transforming several of Ford’s crucial processes for designing cars, trucks and SUVs. And it's facilitating the company's push into design thinking to put people at the heart of its innovation.
October 12, 2017
6 tips for negotiating CIO noncompete agreements
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6 tips for negotiating CIO noncompete agreements

As stewards of tech-based digital strategies, CIOs are more vulnerable than ever to the vagaries of noncompete clauses. Here’s how to negotiate them.
September 26, 2017
IBM CIO bets big on digital workplace to lure tech talent
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IBM CIO bets big on digital workplace to lure tech talent

IBM’s IT department is focused on empowering 400,000 IBMers with technologies that resemble tools they use in their consumer lives, including Macs and cloud applications such as Slack and Box.
September 25, 2017
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How Adobe’s CIO redefined her IT org’s identity

Adobe is creating an IT-as-a-service model to better support its business peers. The formula includes newfangled workplace solutions, innovation labs and Hadoop-based analytics.
September 18, 2017
10 tips for getting started with machine learning
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10 tips for getting started with machine learning

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can yield game-changing solutions for enterprises. Here’s what senior IT leaders need to know to launch and maintain a successful machine learning strategy.
September 12, 2017
ServiceMaster goes digital to stave off Amazon.com
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ServiceMaster goes digital to stave off Amazon.com

The home service giant has tapped digital dispatching to connect technicians with homeowners and has embraced agile as part of a broad digital transformation to deliver software faster.
July 19, 2017
The 5 fundamentals of effective cloud management
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The 5 fundamentals of effective cloud management

The rising complexity of today’s cloud environments can catch your company off guard — at great cost. Here are five functional areas CIOs should focus on as you get your cloud strategy off the ground.
July 18, 2017
Don’t let a lousy worker experience cripple your customer experience
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Don’t let a lousy worker experience cripple your customer experience

Marketing and digital teams have little trouble shaking free the budget to build new apps and software services for external customers. But what happens when a line-of-business manager asks for more money to upgrade workforce technologies to better serve internal customers? Nothing good, according to research.
July 10, 2017
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The hidden risk of blind trust in AI’s ‘black box’

Companies intent on weaving AI more tightly into the fabric of their businesses are seeking to better explain how algorithms make their decisions, especially where risk and regulations are involved.
July 6, 2017
Tapping IoT to monitor the flow of free beer
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Tapping IoT to monitor the flow of free beer

Buffalo Wild Wings has implemented a keg monitoring system in conjunction with integration software and APIs to curb beer comps at 1,200 locations, boosting revenue and increasing operational efficiency.
July 3, 2017
The big-time benefits of a centralized data analytics team
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The big-time benefits of a centralized data analytics team

Micron overhauled its data management strategy, embedding crack teams of data scientists within an array of business units. Here’s how that centralized strategy has delivered impressive results.
June 26, 2017
Shake Shack’s secret sauce for getting mobile apps right
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Shake Shack’s secret sauce for getting mobile apps right

The burger chain tapped a crowdsourcing startup to uncover flaws in its mobile ordering operations and to help solve the tricky business of balancing digital services with in-store experiences.
June 20, 2017
How great CIOs push their careers to new heights
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How great CIOs push their careers to new heights

CIOs looking to progress beyond IT leadership need to buddy up with the business, be operationally savvy and get in tune with customers, say former CIOs who moved on to COO, CEO and other roles.
June 12, 2017
Don’t worry CIOs: You still control tech spending
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Don’t worry CIOs: You still control tech spending

In the digital era, business executives are becoming more involved in acquiring corporate technologies. But the CIO still largely has the final say for most technology purchasing decisions.
May 22, 2017
WannaCry reminds CIOs to stay on top of patching
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WannaCry reminds CIOs to stay on top of patching

Cybersecurity experts say delaying or even ignoring a patch Microsoft released two months ago paved the way for the current ransomware. So why don’t CIOs keep on top of patching?
May 18, 2017
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The North Face’s parent company names new CIO

Sandra Harris is taking over for retiring Martin Schneider at a time when retailers are overhauling both back-end and customer-facing technology to meet consumers' digital shopping habits.
April 28, 2017