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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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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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The Rise of the Creative CIO

A clear majority of global CIOs said their influence within their organization is rising, according to a recent survey from Harvey Nash and KPMG. The resulting report, titled “The Creative CIO,” indicates that most CIOs now serve as members of the executive committee, for example. Many CIOs are also working with company... Read More »

Financial Firm Aligns Analytics With Customers

Greenwich Associates’ Global CIO reveals how the financial advisory firm has expanded its offerings to include subscription-based analytical products and services.

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Why IT Needs to Step Up as a Business Partner

While most C-level executives believe that IT should serve as a collaborative partner to the business, only a minority said this is actually happening, according to a recent survey from McKinsey & Company. The article, titled "Partnering to Shape the Future—IT's New Imperative," reveals that the IT department is perceived as a consultant to the business instead of assisting with a... Read More »

Why CISOs Are Left Out of Digital Transformations

Although security is often seen as a barrier to digital transformation and is either excluded or included too late, security teams can help organizations adopt new technologies, according to a new study. If engaged early in the project, security teams can contribute to the project's positive impact on revenue, employee productivity and customer service. For the online survey, "Dell Digital... Read More »

Are You Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

If your CEO seems a bit distracted these days, give a benefit of a doubt: Today's corporate leaders have a lot on their minds, according to KPMG's most recent U.S. CEO Outlook survey. The accompanying report, titled "Now or Never: CEOs Mobilize for the Fourth Industrial... Read More »

12 Tips for Communicating Risk to Your Board

Communicating risk posture and assessments to the highest levels of an organization is a demanding and increasingly pivotal responsibility in businesses that rely on IT. In a world of proliferating new threat vector and information risks , every CIO must be skilled in communicating the value of IT security to the business. By presenting this connection to the board, information chiefs show... Read More »

Five Key Questions to Expect From Your Board

If you're like most CIOs, you're getting more face time with your corporate board than ever: Nearly three of five public company directors meet with their CIO at least twice annually, up from 48% in 2012, according to industry research. One-quarter meet with their CIO at every formal meeting, up from 18% in 2012. Among other IT issues, board members are interested in progress on analytics,... Read More »

The 11 Top Threats That Organizations Face Today

IT and business leaders have plenty to worry about in this new digital age. Changing federal, state or local compliance mandates are handed down every week. A company's reputation can suffer with one click of an unsatisfied customer's post on social media. And then there are all the problems that tie directly to IT, such as network breaches, productivity logjams and data loss. To pinpoint... Read More »

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