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GE Capital's Karen Blackie manages a follow-the-sun operating model

Karen Blackie, vice president of enterprise systems and data at GE Capital, oversees a team of 180 people in nine countries who handle design, development and operations of enterprisewide applications in a true follow-the-sun...

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Microsoft brings back DelBene for strategy and planning

Kurt DelBene, who left his role as president of Microsoft's Office Division back in 2013, is returning to Microsoft as executive vice president of corporate strategy and planning and will report to CEO Satya Nadella.

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How CIOs can wring value from customer advisory boards

A vendor's customer advisory council can be a great venue for CIOs to provide feedback about IT products and services -- but only if you get the chance to speak. If it's a long-winded sales pitch, run!

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Apple's Ahrendts sells $8.7M in stock as Watch launch nears

Apple's head of retail and online sales, Angela Ahrendts, has sold almost 70,000 shares of company stock worth approximately $8.7 million since the first of the month, according to SEC filings.

Mark Pincus tries again to save Zynga, steps in as CEO

Zynga founder Mark Pincus is rejoining the gaming company as CEO effective immediately.

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Building IT for worst-case scenarios

The World Bank overhauls IT so it's better prepared to do business in global hotspots where war, disease and poverty may be among the challenges of everyday life.


Tim Cook: I plan on donating MUCH MORE to charity

Apple's CEO Tim Cook was recently named by Fortune magazine as "World's Greatest Leader," sure to excite bloggers and Apple fans alike. But that isn't all surprising Tim Cook news: Bloggers also learned of Cook's plans to give away...

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Cisco: Dealing with the vendor behind the VARs

Most of Cisco's business happens through its VARs, which complicates your dealings with the company. But there are some techniques to keep in mind.

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Read Computerworld’s April Digital Magazine!

Inside this edition: combating the IT diversity dearth with analytics, modernizing apps for the modern world, news analysis, opinions and more.

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'Becoming Steve Jobs': Why it matters

Who was Steve Jobs? What motivated him, how did he see the world, and where did he find the inspiration and motivation that caused him to express himself through the products he put his stamp on?

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HTC founder Cher Wang takes over as CEO

HTC founder Cher Wang is taking over as CEO, as the Taiwanese Android smartphone maker fights to revive its business.

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Why critics should apologize to Apple’s Tim Cook

Think back to when some pundits thought Apple CEO Tim Cook wasn’t up to the job.

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CIO's guide to recruiting IT talent

If you’ve tried to hire a data scientist, security manager or mobile developer recently, you know it's not easy. To be successful, CIOs need to make talent management a more substantial and inescapable part of their job. This special...

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Survey: Big data interest still growing

It's not all positive, however: Security issues and problems with some existing products leave room for improvement.

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American Cancer Society embraces big data

Teradata data warehouse delivers impressive performance gains, opens doors to additional data-driven improvements.

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Tech hotshots: The rise of the chief data officer

As CIOs become overwhelmed by IT demands, chief data officers (CDO) are stepping in to serve as a centralized point of data governance and data management.

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5 steps for transforming your business using data

Digital organizations rely on their IT platform and on data-powered business processes. If your organization was not born digital, discover 5 steps that can bring you closer to a digital business and create new opportunities.

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Intel CEO: What we're doing to succeed on smartphones

Intel has done well in PCs and tablets, but success in smartphones has eluded the chip maker for years. Cracking the challenging market is the next big task for Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, who is chasing an aggressive strategy to get...

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6 blunders to avoid when dealing with end users

How IT pros can avoid blunders when interacting with end users.

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