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Complexity a killer when it comes to digital transformation success

To reduce the complexity of a digital transformation initiative, think of it as a collection of smaller pieces, not one monster application or infrastructure.

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The secrets to effective IT procurement

What are the differences between effective and ineffective IT procurement processes?.

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For government CIOs, accountability comes without authority

Federal CIO Suzette Kent sees progress for federal CIOs, but says more needs to be done to make tech leaders full-fledged partners with top agency brass.

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Aligning IT project and business strategies: why you should and how you can

Everything that your business does should be aligned with your business strategy. Here’s why.

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Implementing SAP S4/HANA digital core – Don’t be a prisoner to unnecessary costs

Program managers must regularly check the health of four different kinds of relationships to increase their chances of developing a successful program. Otherwise, they'll face their own version of the 'Prisoner's Dilemma.'

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Digital transformation needs an effective IT strategy

To lift IT performance from “bad” to “good,” conventional strategies, stricter cost controls and increased governance may suffice. However, to become “great”, CIOs need to innovate the way they manage technology during digital...

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7 ways to embrace shadow IT and win

Shining a light on shadow IT can reveal potentially useful and productive technologies. Here's how to meet employees' hidden needs — reliably and securely.

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6 ways to improve data management and interim operational reporting during an M&A transaction

Data management and operational reporting visibility need to be very carefully considered and addressed in any strategic transaction scenario, whether you are on the buy-side or sell-side. The risks in these areas are very high and...

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5 imperatives for CIOs in this ‘measure everything’ era

As a CIO, the only constant is change, new requirements, new demands and less budget. This article looks at the factors a successful CIO will need to embrace to be successful in this new age of instrumentation where everything has a...

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CIO Hall of Fame honorees

Meet the CIOs enshrined in the the CIO Hall of Fame — from the Class of 1997 to the Class of 2018.

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Instead of IT processes, maybe it’s time to think about capabilities…

Or, why processes aren’t as cracked up as we think they are.

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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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Open source, the cloud and sleeping better at night

As open source solutions are becoming more important in the cloud, staying ahead of potential patent, as well as copyright infringement claims, is vital.


Building a data-driven culture through a business experimentation framework

Accelerating decision velocity is critical to competing at digital speed. Leading organizations are leveraging Business Experimentation Frameworks to position data as the driving force of iteratively designing experiences that...

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2018 CIO 100 winners: Recognizing IT excellence

Now in its 31st year, the CIO 100 celebrates 100 IT organizations for driving digital business growth through tech innovation.

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SAP Ariba’s platform strategy

A discussion with Barry Padgett, President, SAP Ariba.

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How to break the CIO mold — and become a business leader

CIO, reinvent thyself: Here’s how forward-thinking tech leaders are shedding the back-office order-taker role to become bona fide digital business leaders.

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Value chains must become value stacks for successful IoT monetization

A new approach to pricing drives a win-win customer-supplier model.

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The value of multiple modalities in IT training

Four reasons why IT training programs should offer a variety of learning options.

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Wolverine CIO kicks off massive digital overhaul

The 140-year-old shoe maker is racing through a digital transformation to accelerate operations and deliver online customers the best fit.

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