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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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The audacious early days of CIO magazine

How the magazine for and about CIOs got its start.

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What is inventory management? A system for streamlining operations

An inventory management system can help streamline your operations by keeping tabs on goods and supplies and by forecasting needs based on a wide array of data.

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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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The dark side of DevOps: Forewarned is forearmed

Ideal scenarios rarely play out in real life, and DevOps is no different. Learn how implementing this software development philosophy can flop—and how to avoid disaster.

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10 best entry-level IT certifications to launch your career

IT certifications can verify your knowledge in different skillsets, boost your pay and set you apart from other entry-level candidates. Here are 10 entry-level certifications worth pursuing.

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Developing data science skills in-house: Real-world lessons

Organizations are looking inward to fill data science needs, developing the culture, courses and programs necessary to deepen data analytics expertise.

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10 top-ranked tech MBA programs for 2018

Here are 2018’s top 10 technology-focused MBA programs in the U.S., as ranked by US News & World Report.

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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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IT skills gap: Facts vs. fictions

With demand for top talent outpacing supply, organizations are scrambling for any edge. But any successful hiring strategy begins with a clear understanding of talent gap truths and FUD.

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Casual dining chains counter sagging sales with virtual assistants, AI

Dine Brands, which operates IHOP and Applebees, and TGI Fridays are turning to Google virtual assistant software and other artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to improve and personalize service for their customers.

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CMMI certifications: A complete guide

The CMMI institute offers certifications for individuals, appraisers and instructors, but you’ll have to start at the associate level and work your way up.

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The case for cooperative IT: How it works and who it's for

Both a technology model and a business model, cooperative IT brings companies together to share technology and resources. Where does such an approach pay off — and where should it be avoided?

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Diversity helps fuel Capital One’s digital journey

For Capital One, accelerating digital transformation starts with programs aimed at fostering greater diversity and inclusion.

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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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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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Your guide to top tech conferences 2018-2019

CIO.com's sortable, searchable directory of technology conferences makes it easy to find events coming to a convention center near you (or ones worth a trip out of town).

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Monsanto: Driving digital leadership to elevate the business (and feed the world)

Digital transformation has to be about evolving the entire enterprise — not just IT. Monsanto CIO Jim Swanson discusses how he’s making it happen, and why it’s paying off.

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