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

Retail CIO accelerates IT service delivery
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Retail CIO accelerates IT service delivery

Gap CIO Paul Chapman has reorganized his technology organization and created a new IT operating model that emphasizes collaboration and faster decision-making.
April 27, 2017
CEOs’ lack of success metrics dampens digital prospects
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CEOs’ lack of success metrics dampens digital prospects

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.
April 24, 2017
Procter & Gamble names Coke IT vet as new CIO
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Procter & Gamble names Coke IT vet as new CIO

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.
April 19, 2017
What’s behind VMware’s Wavefront acquisition?
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What’s behind VMware’s Wavefront acquisition?

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.
April 18, 2017
University CIO calls on cloud phone service
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University CIO calls on cloud phone service

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.
April 7, 2017
Former CIO catches AI, RPA fever
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Former CIO catches AI, RPA fever

Long-time GameStop CIO Jeff Donaldson launches a consultancy to help companies automate manual processes using artificial intelligence and design thinking.
March 31, 2017
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AI, machine learning blossom in agriculture and pest control

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.
March 22, 2017
Why great chief data officers are hard to find
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Why great chief data officers are hard to find

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.
March 17, 2017
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Google makes AI talent play with Kaggle buy

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.
March 16, 2017
How one CIO closed the IT-business gap
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How one CIO closed the IT-business gap

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.
March 14, 2017
Why GE is winning the war for tech talent
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Why GE is winning the war for tech talent

GE is poaching elite engineers from top technology companies by offering big challenges, sexy software and attractive compensation packages.
March 13, 2017
Target names new CISO to replace Brad Maiorino
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Target names new CISO to replace Brad Maiorino

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.
March 9, 2017
Tesla hires new CIO
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Tesla hires new CIO

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.
March 7, 2017
Analysis

Think twice before you hire a chief AI officer

Is it time for companies to install a chief artificial intelligence officer to manage machine learning, natural language processing and associated efforts?
March 6, 2017
Walgreens names new CIO
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Walgreens names new CIO

Steve Turner's position as a Walgreens veteran focused on data analytics could advance the pharmacy retailer's digital transformation.
March 2, 2017
Edge computing will blow away the cloud
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Edge computing will blow away the cloud

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.
March 1, 2017
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Digitization inches towards the mainstream

Despite CIOs' claims of embracing digital capabilities, digitization at most organizations remains a slow-moving process, McKinsey says.
February 27, 2017
Alaska Airlines lands industry veteran as new CIO
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Alaska Airlines lands industry veteran as new CIO

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.
February 23, 2017
Virtual assistants move into DevOps
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Virtual assistants move into DevOps

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.
February 22, 2017
CIO sees mobile platform as patient engagement cure
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CIO sees mobile platform as patient engagement cure

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.
February 16, 2017
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Papa John’s hires Panera IT leader as CIO, CDO

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.
February 10, 2017
How DevOps, agile spurred Slack enterprise adoption
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How DevOps, agile spurred Slack enterprise adoption

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.
February 9, 2017
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CTO hopes fiber-based Wi-Fi, 2,000 video boards will win fans

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.
February 2, 2017
Hyperconvergence in high demand
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Hyperconvergence in high demand

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.
January 24, 2017
CMO, CIO embrace social media, IoT to win customers
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CMO, CIO embrace social media, IoT to win customers

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.
January 19, 2017
How Hadoop helps Experian crunch credit reports
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How Hadoop helps Experian crunch credit reports

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.
January 5, 2017
CIO, CMO partner to drive used car sales
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CIO, CMO partner to drive used car sales

CarMax has revamped its website and is testing a new home delivery service thanks to a close collaboration between its CMO and CIO.
January 3, 2017
Wanted: More women CIOs (but do they want the job?)
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Wanted: More women CIOs (but do they want the job?)

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.
December 20, 2016
5 strategic moves that show Apple is more CIO-friendly
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5 strategic moves that show Apple is more CIO-friendly

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.
December 19, 2016
10 examples of the AWS path of disruption
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10 examples of the AWS path of disruption

$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.
December 14, 2016