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Top CIOs and IT organizations of 2020

Our CIO 100 and CIO50 awards recognize outstanding IT leadership in the US, UK, Southeast Asia, India, Australia, and New Zealand.

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How top tech companies are addressing diversity and inclusion

Black Lives Matter protests have spurred many organizations to reassess equity and diversity in their respective industries. Here’s how five tech giants — and one small standout — have responded to calls for improved inclusion in...

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SAP rolls out RPA, low-code tools to help cut dev debt

At its annual developer conference, SAP rolled out not one but three new automation technologies, hoping to recruit citizen developers to its platform.

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The biggest enterprise technology M&A deals of 2020

It’s been such a noisy year that many enterprise technology acquisitions have passed almost unnoticed. Salesforce.com’s $27.7 billion offer for Slack, though, serves as a reminder how active the merger market has been.

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With Hyperforce, Salesforce embraces the public cloud

Salesforce is letting CIOs choose where they run its software, easing compliance with data protection and data sovereignty laws.

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Salesforce scoops up team chat pioneer Slack for $27.7B

Slack’s popular business chat app will be integrated with Salesforce’s cloud tools, serving as the front end for its Customer 360 portfolio.

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Make an impact: 10 tech-focused D&I nonprofits worth donating to

Looking to make a difference? Consider donating to or partnering with any of these 10 nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting diversity, inclusion and equity in IT.

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5 famous analytics and AI disasters

Insights from data and machine learning algorithms can be invaluable, but mistakes can cost you reputation, revenue, or even lives. These high-profile analytics and AI blunders illustrate what can go wrong.

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DOJ's antitrust fight with Google: how we got here

Piling on big tech companies is the fashion of the day, but don't expect the US government to break up Google.

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Salesforce to add Einstein Analytics AI to Tableau platform

Salesforce's Einstein Analytics offering will be rebranded as Tableau CRM and Einstein's AI and machine learning capabilities will be integrated with the Tableau platform in a push to democratize data science.

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Big tech’s big play on telehealth and digital ‘front doors’

The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of virtual care models using telehealth technologies provided by specialized firms. Now big tech seems to be getting into the act.

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Oracle fine-tunes Fusion Cloud for new world of work

The Fusion Cloud ERP suite gains new supply-chain and workplace management features to meet post-pandemic needs.

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5 lessons when creating a ‘customer zero’ program

Technology organizations must invest in a “customer zero” program to drive internal innovation, improve quality, and demonstrate they believe in their own products and services.

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Microsoft Ignite showcases first Project Cortex AI tool for SharePoint

Civil engineering firm Mott McDonald has been testing SharePoint Syntex, the first product to come out of Microsoft’s Project Cortex proving ground for AI-based content management tools.

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The state of ethnic minorities in U.S. tech: 2020

A survey of people of color shows a mix of good and bad news on racial inequality, and a disturbing lower concern within Silicon Valley and by executives compared to IT at large.

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ServiceNow makes platform ambitions clear with new workflow tools

ServiceNow is doubling down on its move to become a digital workflow platform with its Paris code release, adding applications for industry verticals to push beyond its ITSM roots.

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4 digital transformation success stories

Ocean Spray, The San Francisco 49ers and Anheuser-Busch InBev are among the companies are steering digital initiatives to drive business growth and operational efficiency. These digital transformation examples detail IT leaders’...

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Creating net-new tech talent during the worst talent shortage we’ve seen

As U.S. companies see a surge in tech investments, they must look at new ways to develop domestic tech talent to support heavy demand

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