Tip Gap CIO Paul Chapman has reorganized his technology organization and created a new IT operating model that emphasizes collaboration and faster decision-making.
Feature The home improvement retailer creates comic books with narrative arcs to make virtual showrooms, guide robots, and interstellar 3D printing viable.
Feature CEOs know they must accelerate digital strategies to foster growth. But it’s not going to happen if they don’t lean on their CIOs to understand what digital means for their business.
Tip With the help of key partners, Adam Stanley is exploring emerging technologies in AR/VR, IoT and cybersecurity to buttress the commercial real estate firm’s portfolio.
News The consumer packaged goods company welcomes Javier Polit at a time when industry players are eyeing mobile applications, IoT and analytics to get closer to consumers.
News Analysis Wavefront's software is designed to help CIOs monitor cloud systems at a time when most IT departments are speeding up application deployment with DevOps.
Feature Georgetown University’s move to the cloud comes as part of a telecommunications strategy shift aimed at lowering costs while embracing technologies for its digital shift.
Tip As it moves away from mainframe software, Paccar has embraced a software platform that lets business workers build mobile workflows for their corporate applications.
Tip Stryker is tapping HoloLens to show prospective customers what its medical tools and furnishings will look like in their operating rooms.
Feature Are there too many technology cooks in your C-suite? If so, you'd better get them following the same recipes and make sure they report to the CEO -- or risk business deterioration.
Tip In a departure from using AI and machine learning tools for tasks such as automating customer service, some companies are applying the technologies to grow better corn crops and exterminate bugs and vermin.
Feature Cloud computing has become a staple of most enterprise computing environments, but CIOs are still sweating over whether to use one or more infrastructure-as-a-service provider.
Feature CEOs and boards are seeking chief data officers who are capable of using data analytics to transform their businesses, says Heidrick & Struggles, which has identified eight CDO archetypes to help companies find these purple squirrels.
Feature In acquiring the crowdsourcing platform for predictive modeling and machine learning competitions, Google gains access to 600,000 data scientists in a notoriously talent-strapped market. The company says the deal will help it democratize AI.
Feature Day & Zimmermann CIO Sankara "Vishi" Viswanathan ordered IT managers to advise the business lines on back-office technology issues. Now he is moving forward with a digital transformation, hoping that automating capabilities in internal operations will convince customers to come along for the ride.
News Rich Agostino, who helped shore up the retail giant’s cybersecurity defense following a significant data breach, takes over chief information security officer duties as Brad Maiorino departs for Booz Allen.
News Gary Clark is joining the electric car company from Juniper Networks, where oversaw a broad migration to cloud services provided by Amazon Web Services and several SaaS vendors.
Analysis Is it time for companies to install a chief artificial intelligence officer to manage machine learning, natural language processing and associated efforts?
Analysis Self-contained devices, such as autonomous vehicles, drones and IoT devices, will push out cloud services as more computing moves to the edge, say venture capitalists.
Feature Charu Jain, whose background includes work for American Airlines while at IBM and 20 years at United Airlines, is leading the complex Alaska-Virgin America systems integration efforts.
Feature DevOps practices are fueling adoption of ChatOps and VoiceOps, in which IT departments are leveraging Slack, Amazon.com’s Alexa and other like tools to automate operations.
Feature St. Luke's Healthcare Systems is deploying a single platform that allows patients to access medical records, pay bills and book appointments from their mobile devices.
Feature Operational paralysis – failure to align IT with the business strategy -- can lead to a CIO’s demise. Sensing that, some IT executives have opted to disrupt the way they run their departments.
News Analysis After a legal battle with Panera, the pizza chain hires Mike Nettles to lead its IT and digital efforts, which include online and mobile ordering from computers, smartphones and Apple TV.
Tip Capital One’s IT staff began using Slack to share code, communicate and collaborate on the bank’s crucial software development. Now it’s spreading across department boundaries.
News Analysis Abhi Dhar, who helped lead several mobile and other digital initiatives at the pharmacy retailer, is stepping down next month to step up to a CEO role.
Tip AMB Sports & Entertainment CTO Jared Miller is loading up on Wi-FI, massive video displays and other emerging technologies to wow fans of the Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer in Mercedes-Benz Stadium next year.
Analysis Systems that combine compute, storage and networking capabilities in a single server are gaining traction among CIOs seeking the same efficiencies offered by cloud services.
Feature A McKinsey researcher says that while robots and machines will usurp some jobs, most humans will take on new roles as automation boosts productivity.
Feature Marketing and IT leaders at Clorox partner closely on digital marketing and IoT initiatives intended to buttress the consumer packaged goods company's corporate growth strategy.
Tip Using microservices architecture to decouple application functionality, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines is overhauling an aging reservation system that sinks deeper as passengers come and go.
Feature The coffee company is joining the likes of Domino’s Pizza, Amazon.com and several other companies in launching virtual assistant technology to in hopes of a more personalized customer experience.
Feature Experian is quickly crunching massive amounts of data and making it available to customers thanks to the open source software as well as microservices and API technologies.
Feature Enterprises will continue to experiment with virtual assistants and chatbots in 2017 as they look to balance better customer service with operational efficiency.
Feature Although women account for less than 20 percent of CIOs at large enterprises, experts say new leadership opportunities are emerging as companies undertake digital transformations.
Analysis Apple can no longer ignore cries of help from its enterprise customers. Call them marriages of necessity, but Apple is striking corporate deals that make it more friendly to CIOs. We look at five of those partnerships.
Feature $13 billion later …. Amazon Web Services is not only a serious contender in the enterprise, it has changed the business strategy of some of the biggest names in tech.