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Winter 2019: State of the CIO

With digital transformation well under way, IT leaders are expanding their roles to take on business strategy responsibilities, identifying new areas of growth and opportunities for competitive differentiation, according to our 2019...

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A CIO’s experience as a start-up founder

Michael Gabriel, former CIO of HBO, offers lessons learned from his entrepreneurial adventure.

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10 hot startups targeting today’s key IT initiatives

Startups remain a key resource for CIOs seeking an innovative edge. From AI to data analytics to cybersecurity, here are 10 startups looking to fulfill IT leaders’ most pressing digital needs.

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5 reasons why data lakes are vital for startup analytics

Compared to more mature companies, early-stage startups have drastically different analytics needs. Data lake infrastructure can make things easier on them.

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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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MetLife hooks into external data feeds to help curb customer risk

The insurer is leveraging external data pipelines in hopes of helping customers reduce risk, thanks to its work with a startup that specializes in knowledge graphs and machine learning.

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Does your startup business really need artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence does not come cheap. Although these technologies serve as a potent competitive advantage, they are often out of reach for startups and small businesses. So the question is, do startups really need AI?

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Where startups are impacting long-term change for CIOs

Startups are showing up in big ways when it comes to ePrivacy, microservices, and fighting for talent. These are long-term shifts CIOs should keep in mind when it comes to figuring out what to devote attention and resources to.

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8 technologies driving health care M&As

Forty-eight percent of respondents to a West Monroe survey cited using technology to disrupt incumbents as one of their top drivers for making health care acquisitions. Here’s a look at what they’re buying.

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With friends like these…you probably need a patent

Cloud startups need to be wary of large incumbent partners that actually have plans to encroach on their business. Patents are part of the answer.

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Oman develops technology fund to invest in global entrepreneurs

An interview with Yousuf Al Harthy, CEO of the Oman Technology Fund, and Hanan Askalan, a member of the Board of Directors about what the fund is, why it was started and how it operates.

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EU plans special tax on digital services revenue

The European Union plans to make cross-border digital service providers pay tax in the countries where they do business, a move that will affect not just Google and Facebook but European companies too.

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Intrapreneurs talk about their experience of corporate startup life

Waffle and WhoZoo founders Andrew Homeyer and Simon Cockayne talk about building a business inside CA’s corporate incubator.

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How VR can improve anti-harassment training

Startup Vantage Point uses VR to improve anti-harassment training, allowing participants to experience a situation in which they're a bystander and practice responses.

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5 infamous startup failures in 2017: pick your lessons

In reality, startups rise and startups fail. Like other business ventures, there are many factors to consider in starting a company and making it thrive.

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Snowflake, now a unicorn, eyes global growth for cloud data warehouse

Fueled by a capital injection of $263 million making it the first cloud-native data warehouse startup to achieve "unicorn" status, Snowflake is set this year to expand its global footprint, offer cross-regional, data-sharing...

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Businesses of all sizes have a lot to learn from the startup world

Taking a page out of the book of these new disruptors will open the door to new opportunities to collaborate, to merge conventional wisdom with disruptive thinking and to create business models of the future.

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New technologies take aim at IT’s diversity problem

From the job description to the workplace, female entrepreneurs are designing new tools to mitigate bias in hiring, company culture and decision making.

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