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How CIOs tap startups to drive innovation

CIOs are increasingly cozying up to the cutting edge, using Shark Tank-like competitions, reverse pitches, and speed dating to identify startups that will fuel innovation and transform the business.

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The CIO as storyteller

Tech leaders from California State University, QEP Resources, and Arup share how they handle the challenge of communicating across the enterprise.

The 15 most valuable IT certifications today

Looking for a leg up in your IT career? IT certifications remain a proven way to quickly gain valuable skills and demonstrate deeper interest and know-how in a domain that will further your career.

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Digital first: How companies transform customer relationships

Companies are increasingly changing how they connect and serve by rolling out digital initiatives aimed at improving customer engagement and breaking down legacy barriers to new opportunities.

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11 portraits of digital CIOs

The digital CIO as the top leadership role must have a strategic mindset, unique personality, interdisciplinary knowledge, and a clear idea of what needs to be done, while being creative enough to lead innovation, drive changes, and...

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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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8 IT cost cutting mistakes you need to avoid

Eliminate the fat without trimming away the muscle. Sidestep these common blunders to lower costs safely and intelligently.

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CIOs on the move and in the news

Find up-to-date news about executives who have been recently hired or promoted into a new chief information officer or chief technical officer role.

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What is design thinking? The secret to digital success

Design thinking is becoming a key pillar in digital transformations, with more enterprises tapping the design philosophy to deliver user-friendly products and services.

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Making IT processes effective for the digital age

Does how IT runs itself matter to their firm’s digital transformation plan?

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How a CIO turned critical challenges into benefits that drove change and success in digital transformation

Does digital transformation success depend on following common “best practice” principles?

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How to drive alignment with your service provider in implementing digital technologies

How can your company ask its service provider to introduce digital technologies when it means asking the provider to compress its revenue?

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Software AG’s new CEO urges CIOs to drive digital transformations

Sanjay Brahmawar discusses why digital transformation is a career-defining opportunity for CIOs and encourages IT leaders to experiment to stay ahead of the competition.

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Why IT-business alignment still fails

With the push for digital transformation, relations between business and IT seemed to be improving, then they took a left turn. Here’s what’s worth addressing to improve alignment in your organization.

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IT and engineering under one leader drives an exceptional customer experience

Sheri Rhodes, CIO and CTO of Western Union, discusses how innovation and talent development help the global money-transfer company provide outstanding customer experience.

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What is XaaS? A way to inject agility into your digital business

Everything as a service (XaaS) is emerging as a go-to operating model for delivering IT services. Co-opting the cloud’s rapid deployment model, XaaS may also serve as a revenue engine for innovative enterprises.

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CIO resumes: 6 best practices and 4 strong examples

If you’re stuck on how to write your resume for a CIO position, here are six best practices from industry professionals — and real-world examples of winning CIO resumes.

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IT outsourcing agreements: 3 details many negotiations forget

Whether you are establishing an outsourcing relationship for the first time, preparing for a sourcing event, or getting ready for a painful renewal discussion with your incumbent service provider, there is no circumstance where an...

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