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7 IT projects primed for augmented reality and virtual reality

From training to data visualization, AR and VR are proving to be bona fide business enabling technologies. Here are areas to consider putting augmented reality and virtual reality to work.

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Augmented reality edges into IT operations

Enterprise augmented reality can offer some benefits to IT operations, but high prices and usability issues are hindering adoption

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Should CIOs be more open to playing in someone else’s digital sandbox?

CIOs are leveraging hybrid teams to develop technology. The tight grip on data is loosening to accommodate innovation-heavy markets.

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Driving digital strategy at Agero

Bernie Gracy, chief digital officer at Agero, reveals his team’s journey from digitization to digital transformation.

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Artificial intelligence: clearing hurdles to get to value faster

Artificial intelligence excels at specific tasks, and clearing those can prove value (and investment) quickly.

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How Monsanto leverages startups to catalyze transformation

Monsanto’s Partnership Platform encourages external and internal collaboration to drive innovation and accelerate digital transformation across the company.

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A new patent myth in Washington

A flawed study prompts developments in Congress and the Patent and Trademark Office that threaten progress made against trolls.

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XaaS success: Proving the value of ‘everything as a service’

CIOs are consumerizing IT in new ways, including rolling out self-service analytics and proof-of-concept-as-a-service solutions. Welcome to the age of XaaS.

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Emerging technology adoption: striking a balance between innovation and risk management

Companies that are transforming themselves and enabling emerging and disruptive technologies can take four initial but concrete steps to strike the right balance between innovation and risk management.

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Doing it digitally—How tech-charged customer collaboration delivers market innovation

The digital business delivers more innovative, connected products to market by leveraging collaboration technology that breaks down silos separating product lines, teams and regions, and connects both internal and external customers. ...

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The 4 biggest cultural barriers to corporate innovation

It's important to be aware of the following warning signs – and to have a strategy to counter – if you want your company to be a world-class innovator.

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No dilemma for innovators in healthcare

Despite the slow pace of adoption for new technology-enabled solutions, there is an unprecedented opportunity today in healthcare’s digital transformation today. Innovators need to operate with an abundance mindset.

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Loot Crate ERP implementation leads to innovation

The collectibles subscription startup embraces NetSuite for its ERP and builds a critical assortment planner application with the cloud software company's help.

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CIO Leadership Live with James Rinaldi, CIO, Director for Information Technology, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Ep 11

In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with James Rinaldi, CIO at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, about opening up data silos and driving data transformation; having a seat at the table to lead change; and using technology to explore...

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How Kroger transforms IT innovation to revenue generation

Interactive shelf displays, IoT sensor systems and a mobile shopping system are among the technologies Kroger is selling to interested parties through a new venture. Kroger CIO Chris Hjelm oversaw the innovations.

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Budget constraints can kill IT innovation … but only if you let them

Focusing too much on costs can result in a race to the bottom, says Chad Sheridan, CIO of USDA's Risk Management Agency. Instead, Federal CIOs (who know a thing or two about working in a budget-challenged environment) are looking to a...

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Innovation pays off for Synchrony Financial

The credit card provider, spun out of GE, has weaved together a unique innovation framework, highlighted by a network of successful innovation labs.

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Blockchain needs innovators and risk managers working together

Whether blockchain’s on your roadmap, or you’re still searching for the perfect use case, there’s one thing you shouldn’t overlook. CIOs need legal, internal audit, and compliance leads on their teams.

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