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

How CIOs tackle change management amid mergers and spin-offs
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How CIOs tackle change management amid mergers and spin-offs

Printing giant R.R. Donnelley recently capped a nine-month sprint to divide itself into three businesses, while Western Digital merged with HGST and SanDisk in a short period of time. Here’s how their CIOs did it.
December 7, 2016
Alaska Airlines CIO departs to build digital smart cities
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Alaska Airlines CIO departs to build digital smart cities

As Emaar Properties' chief digital officer, Veresh Sita will apply AI, machine learning, IoT and other cutting-edge technologies to build digitally sophisticated commercial buildings and housing.
December 5, 2016
Why AWS is the IBM for the cloud computing age
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Why AWS is the IBM for the cloud computing age

Scalable cloud computing that helps businesses get up and running quickly and securely means you'll never get fired for buying Amazon Web Services.
December 2, 2016
How digital workplaces keep workers connected
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How digital workplaces keep workers connected

Innovative companies are overhauling their offices and upgrading their technology systems to create business agility, according to MIT research.
November 29, 2016
How FedEx is shaving millions from its IT costs
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How FedEx is shaving millions from its IT costs

FedEx has saved hundreds of millions of dollars by eliminating redundant applications and reorienting them in a service-oriented architecture.
November 23, 2016
IT leaders struggle to sway business stakeholders
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IT leaders struggle to sway business stakeholders

These aren’t easy times for CIOs, many of whom are still striving to align their work to business requirements. Deloitte explains why and what to do about it.
November 21, 2016
GE wants Predix to be the Windows of industrial IoT
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GE wants Predix to be the Windows of industrial IoT

GE yesterday launched new applications and partnerships based on its analytics software, which it says helps companies anticipate when critical machines will fail.
November 16, 2016
True agile software development requires DevOps
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True agile software development requires DevOps

Fannie Mae has doubled its software output in the last 18 months thanks to agile software development and DevOps, which enables continuous integration and application deployment.
November 15, 2016
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Facebook hires new CIO from media giant NBCUniversal

Atish Banerjea has been the social media company’s CIO since October, according to his LinkedIn profile. His goal? To help Facebook scale globally and, of course, make the world ’more open and connected.’
November 11, 2016
How API adoption can boost annual profits
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How API adoption can boost annual profits

Boston University professors have quantified the value of APIs, the software fueling digital platforms for the likes of Apple, Facebook, Google, Uber and Airbnb. However, few companies recognize the value of APIs.
November 4, 2016
Coca-Cola headlines a fast-turning CIO carousel
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Coca-Cola headlines a fast-turning CIO carousel

The beverage company removed the interim tag from Barry Simpson, who had led IT since July. Simpson is one of several recent CIO moves as companies bolster their IT strategies heading into 2017.
October 28, 2016
Why IoT devices are the ‘unusual suspects’ in DDOS attacks
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Why IoT devices are the ‘unusual suspects’ in DDOS attacks

While CIOs have shored up PCs and software systems for years, they should start to look at video conferencing systems, webcams and other inconspicuous network devices, which can be exploited to trigger devastating DDOS attacks.
October 27, 2016
Capital One CIO finds tech talent at Grace Hopper conference
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Capital One CIO finds tech talent at Grace Hopper conference

Rob Alexander attended the popular conference to meet with seasoned tech workers and college students interested in pursuing technology as well as to support the 200 Capital One employees showing off the bank’s products at the event.
October 21, 2016
CIOs move more dollars to digital transformation
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CIOs move more dollars to digital transformation

CIOs are investing more money in technologies that support shifts to digital services intended to woo and retain customers, according to Gartner’s 2017 CIO agenda survey.
October 18, 2016
Big data on campus
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Big data on campus

Colleges and universities are sifting through reams of data in search of ways to bolster graduation rates.
October 17, 2016
CIO’s move to chief customer officer role signals trend
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CIO’s move to chief customer officer role signals trend

As CIOs are increasingly called upon to pitch their company’s products, long-time Equinix CIO Brian Lillie has a new job: Massaging the customer experience for the data center service provider.
October 12, 2016
Target’s CDO departure underscores C-suite tensions
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Target’s CDO departure underscores C-suite tensions

The removal of Target’s chief digital officer after only four months suggests that integrating new members into the C-suite can be a challenging, contentious enterprise.
October 10, 2016
CIO eyes digital services in SD-WAN push
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CIO eyes digital services in SD-WAN push

In a move designed to lure customers to its new services, including a software-defined wide area network, EarthLink hired American Cancer Society CIO Jay Ferro to rebuild its back-end and front-end systems as well as improve its sales process.
October 4, 2016
‘Cloud washing’ gives way to true cloud services
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‘Cloud washing’ gives way to true cloud services

A new CompTIA study shows lower adoption of SaaS applications, suggesting that CIOs are getting over the ‘cloud washing’ that has plagued the market for years.
September 29, 2016
Why bots are poised to disrupt the enterprise
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Why bots are poised to disrupt the enterprise

Companies are saving money and achieving better customer service by using software agents to automate core transactions. Cognitive technologies will eventually accelerate such projects.
September 28, 2016
Why CIOs are embracing SaaS ID management
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Why CIOs are embracing SaaS ID management

Single sign-on software, which federates access to corporate applications, is helping CIOs meet their goal of making employees more efficient without sacrificing security.
September 26, 2016
Apple chief says AR will trump VR in commercial scenarios
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Apple chief says AR will trump VR in commercial scenarios

Apple's Tim Cook suggests that the company is currently exploring augmented reality rather than virtual reality. However, despite the success of Pokemon Go both technologies remain stronger in the enterprise.
September 20, 2016
CIO’s seat on board reflects IT’s move to agile, DevOps
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CIO’s seat on board reflects IT’s move to agile, DevOps

Former T-Mobile CIO Gary King says he joined the board of directors at Soasta, a maker of performance monitoring software that is hitting its stride as IT departments increasingly adopt agile and DevOps methodologies.
September 12, 2016
Google’s Apigee buy validates API economy
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Google’s Apigee buy validates API economy

Google’s $625 million acquisition of the leading API management platform provider validates CIOs’ plans to use APIs to build out digital businesses.
September 8, 2016
U.S. cloud vendors adjust to Snowden effect, Privacy Shield
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U.S. cloud vendors adjust to Snowden effect, Privacy Shield

AWS, Microsoft and Google are building data centers in Europe to address privacy concerns in a post-Snowden world. Cloud infrastructure revenue is rising, but how much better could be for U.S. vendors?
September 2, 2016
CIOs come together to tout tech innovation
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CIOs come together to tout tech innovation

CIOs who took the stage at the CIO 100 at the Terranea Resort last week detailed how they are using technology to better serve their employees and customers.
August 22, 2016
10 acquisitions driving Oracle’s cloud strategy
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10 acquisitions driving Oracle’s cloud strategy

Oracle follows a pattern of either acquiring companies that bolster its existing market position in areas such as ERP or CRM, or buying firms that help it fill in gaps in the company’s broad portfolio. CIO.com explores 10 key cloud deals Oracle has made over the years.
August 15, 2016
IoT security suffers from a lack of awareness
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IoT security suffers from a lack of awareness

Gaining awareness of devices residing on corporate networks is the first step to building a viable security architecture for the internet of things. The problem? Most CIOs don’t know what’s on those networks.
August 5, 2016
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Microsoft wins battle for Boeing in war with AWS

Boeing chose the Azure cloud platform because Microsoft agreed to collaborate on analytics software intended to help improve operational efficiency in the narrow margin aviation sector.
August 2, 2016
The doctor will see you now – virtually
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The doctor will see you now – virtually

Seeking to reduce patient traffic without sacrificing care quality, New York-Presbyterian hospital is offering second opinions and consultations via digital technologies.
August 1, 2016
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How Wal-Mart enables ‘innersource’ with Github

The big box retailer’s technology arm has adopted the open source ethos, encouraging its engineers to write code and share it with time-crunched teams that can use the help.rnrn
July 27, 2016