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Slideshow: 6 Key Attributes of CAOs [Chief Analytics Officers]

12 CIOs who are earning millions

Taking into account both base salaries and 'other' compensation, these 12 CIOs are raking in millions.

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Inside the secret clash of CIOs and CMOs

Publicly, CIOs and CMOs say they get along, but in the dark recesses of the enterprise, tensions abound. Here’s why (warning: the 'why' comes from a decidedly CMO perspective).


Outgoing Commerce Department CIO pushed to shake up the federated model

When Simon Szykman was named CIO of the U.S. Department of Commerce, he inherited a federated IT organization that needed to improve its efficiency and effectiveness, so he applied his strategic vision and consensus-building skills in...

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Update: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison steps down; Catz, Hurd named co-CEOs

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has been appointed executive chairman and CTO of the company, with co-presidents Safra Catz and Mark Hurd named co-CEOs.

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ATK CIO says metrics-driven IT paves the way for innovation

Jeff Kubacki does IT by the numbers. This metrics-centric way of operating not only gives IT more trust and visibility, it allows the CIO and his team to focus more on innovations that ultimately fuel business growth.

9 rules for the developer-ization of IT

CIOs who want to drive innovation and change in their organizations should focus on making the lives of developers easier so they can innovate, produce great apps and deliver valuable IP.

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Caught in the breach: How a good CSO confronts inevitable bad news

There are ways to make it much more difficult for attackers to breach an organization. But some of them are inevitable. The mindset of a good CSO must be on how to detect and respond quickly, to limit the damage once the inevitable...

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Digital transformation needs an industrialized software-defined data center

In today’s fast-paced environment, where digital transformation creates opportunities to literally re-wire how business gets done, the concept of a totally software-defined data center is vital to enable the speed of change required...

Former Red Hat CTO now head of Google Cloud

Brian Stevens, the former chief technology officer for Red Hat, is now managing Google Cloud.

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Apple hands over $57M to CEO after stellar S&P performance

Apple CEO Tim Cook received more than half a million shares two weeks ago as part of a long-standing compensation plan -- the full amount of the stock due him because of Apple's performance on Wall Street.

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A strategy for strategy: Figuring out how to figure out what IT should do next

Though nearly all modern enterprises are well managed, a sadly large proportion lack a real IT strategy. That equates to going nowhere with great efficiency.

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Wireless competition heats up, and so do changes in executive ranks

As competition heats up dramatically in the wireless industry, changes in the executive ranks are taking center stage.

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10 tech pros who push their downtime to the limits

As if IT leadership isn't challenging enough, some tech pros choose not to kick back when the day is done. Here's how flying a stunt plane or birthing a llama can make you a better leader.


Digital transformation needs a modern, mission-critical infrastructure

Digital transformation is about a lot more than your front-end digital customer experience. It requires a modern, mission-critical infrastructure on the back-end as well. If “rogue IT” is what happens when business doesn’t speak...

2014's hottest IT certification

In the world of technology, the certifications and skills that organizations need to keep pace is constantly shifting. To help you find the most valuable certifications to advance your tech career, we spoke with David Foote, Chief...

2014's starting salaries for college tech majors

As summer is winding down and colleges and university are about to kick it into high gear, it's time again for us to look at how college technology majors stack up in regards to starting salaries.

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Ballmer quits Microsoft board, cites NBA commitments

Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer resigned from the Microsoft board today, effective immediately.

In his own words: Best quotes of Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer's decision to step down from Microsoft's board draws to a close a 34 year-long career that took him from business manager to CEO.

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