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How to Work Well With Your CMO on Big Data

Who owns big data—the CIO or the CMO? We know what your answer would be. However, industry research reveals that CMOs view marketing as the natural leader of big data and analytics efforts. So, obviously, there's disagreement there, along with great potential for conflict. It doesn't have to be that way, as long as CIOs and CMOs agree to proceed... Read More »

Five Things to Know About Remote and Virtual Teams

Managing remote and virtual teams requires a delicate balance between IT tools and actual processes and practices.

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CIOs and CMOs Are Aligning on Tech Strategies

CIOs are increasingly working with CMOs to create better ways for technology to support customer-benefiting initiatives, according to a new survey from Accenture. The accompanying report, titled "Cutting Across the CMO-CIO Divide: Digital Drives a New Wave of Collaboration," reveals that nearly seven of 10 CIOs believe that IT is a... Read More »

11 Ways to Collaborate More Effectively

We've frequently reported in this space how organizations are seeking greater collaboration among CIOs, other managers and professionals. In fact, an estimated 46 percent of C-level decision-makers plan to increase budgets to acquire better collaborative technology. And two of five business managers are adapting workplace models to become more collaborative. Such efforts are geared to... Read More »

The Cost of Inefficient Health-Care Communications

American hospitals are wasting $11.2 billion each year because of inefficient communications technologies, according to a new report from Imprivata. Physicians, nurses and other providers who coordinate and deliver patient care rely on antiquated pagers and are hampered by them and the absence of secure text messaging, among other communications problems, such as a lack of Wi-Fi, according... Read More »

Real Estate Company Reduces Its E-Mail Burden

Thanks to a new app, a Chicago real estate company has dramatically reduced the number of its e-mails but still maintained its employees' ability to collaborate.

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Blueprint, Prototype or Pilot: Which Is Right?

Sometimes it's difficult to know which option is best for getting a new project approved, but getting stakeholder buy-in in the early stages is vital.

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IT Teams Thriving With DevOps

As part of the agile movement, the term "DevOps" emerged in 2009 as a quick, techno-hip way to combine the words "development" and "operations." Since then, the concept has gained momentum, to the point where a majority of organizations are either implementing DevOps or are planning to, according to a recent survey from Puppet Labs. The... Read More »

Apple Is Your New CIO

The future of the enterprise is in IT systems and applications, like Apple's Yosemite and iOS 8, which display a person's current computing state on any device at any time.

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Crowdsourcing Gets Real for CIOs

Crowdsourcing has evolved into a mainstream enterprise tool for problem solving and innovation, but many CIOs are not using it effectively.

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