Paula Rooney

Senior Writer

Paula Rooney is a senior writer at CIO.com

Articles by Paula Rooney

Cenlar CIO fuses teams for better business-IT alignment
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Cenlar CIO fuses teams for better business-IT alignment

Establishing blended cross-functional teams, mortgage subservicer IT chief Steve Taylor is building up quick wins by re-engineering business processes with business and IT side by side.
September 23, 2022
Sonos unites global workforce with ‘IT in a box’
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Sonos unites global workforce with ‘IT in a box’

The high-end audio maker’s globally dispersed engineers and manufacturing partners can connect and collaborate, thanks to an adaptable solution for building an office IT environment where none exists.
September 19, 2022
NJ Transit creates ‘data engine’ to fuel transformation
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NJ Transit creates ‘data engine’ to fuel transformation

CIDO Lookman Fazal has moved New Jersey’s public transportation agency to a multicloud platform tuned to deliver data insights and innovations the company’s analysts never knew they could have.
September 12, 2022
Thoughtworks NEO streamlines in-house app dev
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Thoughtworks NEO streamlines in-house app dev

The IT consultancy has given its developers a leg up by building a portal aimed at automating low-level and advanced tasks alike, freeing them up to innovate in-house solutions with greater business impact.
August 30, 2022
Verizon Wireless AI platform paves way for 5G build-out
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Verizon Wireless AI platform paves way for 5G build-out

The telecom giant’s 5G Network Planning Platform leans on machine learning to optimize transmitter density, positioning, and placement while minimizing unnecessary capital expenditures.
August 26, 2022
Aflac virtualizes the customer enrollment experience
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Aflac virtualizes the customer enrollment experience

When the pandemic put its independent agents and franchises at grave business risk, Aflac IT set about augmenting their work with digital capabilities that make them ‘bionic,’ tech chief Richard Gilbert says.
August 19, 2022
Koch CTO teams up to get cloud networking right
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Koch CTO teams up to get cloud networking right

Hybrid-cloud and multicloud networking presents a complex challenge for any enterprise. Koch CTO Matt Hoag partnered with Alkira to make integrating newly acquired companies a snap.
August 15, 2022
Cloud PC preps Grant Thornton for hybrid future
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Cloud PC preps Grant Thornton for hybrid future

Pandemic wins in the cloud have pushed the UK-based accounting firm to bet on desktop as a service as part of an accelerated transformation that sees IT freed up to better address analytics and AI.
August 8, 2022
Las Vegas CIO shapes city of future on IoT, cloud
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Las Vegas CIO shapes city of future on IoT, cloud

5G and connected roadways replete with advanced internet of things equipment are paving the way to a future of autonomous vehicle use and resident benefits that go beyond tourism dollars.
August 5, 2022
PGA of America swings for the public cloud
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PGA of America swings for the public cloud

The efficiencies of going all in on AWS has freed up the golf association to dedicate more IT resources to bringing new services and value to its 28,000 members, professional and hobbyists alike.
July 26, 2022
CIOs contend with rising cloud costs
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CIOs contend with rising cloud costs

The pandemic rush to the cloud has many IT leaders midway through migrations, faced with sky-high monthly bills, a souring economy, and ROI still a ways off on the horizon.
July 19, 2022
Wolverine hits pause for cloud success
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Wolverine hits pause for cloud success

The boot and shoe manufacturer’s COVID-delayed hybrid-cloud transformation has leapt forward of late, thanks to newly available tools and services — and a culture now primed to make the most of new tech.
July 8, 2022
Data science drives big decisions at Kohl’s
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Data science drives big decisions at Kohl’s

The American department store chain modernized its data strategy around Google BigQuery, bringing in third-party data sets and algorithms to further hone its personalization and merchandizing efforts.
June 30, 2022
Otis takes the smart elevator to new heights
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Otis takes the smart elevator to new heights

The elevator maker is bringing its fleet into the digital era with a connected solution that leverages IoT sensors and AI in the cloud to help keep its customers’ elevators humming.
June 20, 2022
Mattel innovation becomes toy maker’s e-commerce core
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Mattel innovation becomes toy maker’s e-commerce core

A startup-like initiative to enrich customer engagement with limited-release collectibles during the pandemic now fuels Mattel’s direct-to-consumer online business, opening new IP-based revenue sources for the company.
June 13, 2022
AI in the cloud pays dividends for Liberty Mutual
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AI in the cloud pays dividends for Liberty Mutual

The insurer’s mature cloud foundation has facilitated extensive use of emerging technologies, in particular machine learning models that help deliver premium service, CIO James McGlennon says.
May 27, 2022
McDermott data innovations fuel business transformation
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McDermott data innovations fuel business transformation

The oil rig contractor is shifting to stay ahead of sustainability trends. New products borne of IT innovations around the company’s data operations are helping it get there, CIO Vagesh Dave says.
May 23, 2022
National Grid’s energy transformation is fueled by IT
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National Grid’s energy transformation is fueled by IT

Global CIO Adriana Karaboutis is modernizing the utility’s data stack and digitizing its grid to transform National Grid into an ‘intelligent connected utility’ capable of integrating with a range of energy sources.
May 19, 2022