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The Essential Requirements of a Digital CIO

What's the difference between "yesterday's CIO" and the modern-day digital one? Digital CIOs maintain a higher profile in the corporate board room, where board members have raised their expectations of IT performance and the delivery of new, business-benefiting innovation, according to a recent survey from BT. The resulting "Read More »

Brown University's CIO Touts the Digital Classroom

Ravi Pendse is a CIO who also teaches students, and his quest to make Brown University a leader in tech use has shaped how technology anchors the digital classroom. 

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How a Tech Background Hones Business Sense

At the end of the day, it's about information, automation and execution, whether plugging away in a data center or setting strategy and reaching goals in the C-suite.

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How False Positives Plague IT Departments

C-level executives are "completely in the dark" about cyber-attacks against their companies, yet IT professionals revealed their organizations have been victims of advanced attacks during the past 12 months. Many security pros do not believe their company has the necessary intelligence to convince the C-suite about the threats their company faces. They also are misled by false positives. The... Read More »

How CIOs Can Lead a Digital Transformation

The majority of CIOs now perceive of themselves as their organization's primary driver of a business and IT transformation, according to a recent survey from Cognizant. The report, titled "Being... Read More »

Why IT Executives Disregard Security Policies

A new study finds that a surprisingly high percentage of IT executives—45 percent—knowingly circumvent organizational security policies, and many have even successfully hacked their own or another organization. IT decision-makers between the ages of 18 and 44 demonstrate a "much more cavalier" attitude toward IT security than those over age 45. "It was alarming to see such a high... Read More »

Closing the Gap Between Data and Value

Creating value from data is easier said than done, but bringing aboard a chief data officer can improve how data is managed and, ultimately, monetized.

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IT's Shift From Service Provider to Business Partner

The CIO of the largest public retirement system in Texas juggles many responsibilities, which include serving as a business leader and a sounding board.

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11 Best Practices for Business Intelligence

Interest in business intelligence (BI) is surging, as big data is expected to explode into a $50 billion market in 2015—nearly doubling its current size. Why not, when BI supports so many business-critical functions, such as analytics, business performance management, text mining and predictive analytics. And while BI presents virtually limitless potential with regard to transforming... Read More »

Leading Questions: A CIO’s Answer to Leadership

CIOs that don’t focus on strategic value and competitive advantage are falling short on leadership skills—and devaluing the office of the CIO.

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