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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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Digital services mastery: A key competency for digital business

Mastery of digital services is going to become a key competency for organizations to grow their business and build sustainable competitive advantage in the years ahead. It’s no longer sufficient to have an innovative set of products...


8 ways to master change management

With change becoming a near-constant in business and in IT, CIOs need to become much better at managing the process. It's as much an art as a science, but it can be mastered, IT leaders say.

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5 considerations for adapting innovation programs for digital transformation

In one form or another, most organizations have had a corporate innovation program for many years now. Today’s innovation objectives, however, are all gravitating towards digital transformation. So how should an existing corporate...

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Now on CIO: IT execs need to snap out of complacency

Your business colleagues aren't as impressed with you as you are.'s 14th annual State of the CIO research rewrites your priorities for 2015.

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3 ways for CIOs to understand their company’s bottom line

Plenty of CIOs pay lip service to 'aligning with the business,' but to truly succeed, they need a deep knowledge of how their companies make money.

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Digital SOS: How technology can save the USPS

The advent of email may have pummeled the U.S. Postal Service, but in the end, digital services might very well save the centuries-old agency.

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A brief history of hybrid IT: How today’s digital business gets done

Hybrid IT is perhaps the mirror image of digital business. As digital business continues its march towards digitizing physical business models, processes, products and services, then hybrid IT responds by providing a palette of...

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Disruptive technology: Dead companies do tell tales

Companies nearly always have plenty of time to properly address disruptive technology. So why do so many fail to do so?

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With chip fabs gone, IBM's hardware future will be in high-end design

IBM may have sold off its chip manufacturing business, but don't count it out as a hardware force to be reckoned with. It still plans to fight on, developing faster computers and cognitive computing systems like Watson.

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IBM exits semiconductor business and re-creates itself

With its announcement today that it will sell its semiconductor business, IBM is shifting from manufacturing to a company that focuses on research, software and advanced systems development.


IBM to cast off its semiconductor unit in $1.3B deal

IBM will sell the semiconductor technologies unit that makes its Power processors to GlobalFoundries, paying the chip manufacturer about $1.3 billion to take two factories off its hands in a move to save money.


HP users say corporate split might work

The surprise news of HP’s division wins qualified praise from enterprise customers

6 key attributes of a chief analytics officer

Organizations need leaders who can turn big data into a strategic asset, but not everyone is cut out for the job. Do you have the skills and temperament to become a CAO?

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Chief analytics officer: The ultimate big data job?

As organizations seek to not simply corral data, but apply it strategically across the business, analytics experts are making their way into the C-suite.


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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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...


Google buys 'smart' spoon maker Lift Labs

Google has acquired Lift Labs, which makes a mechanical spoon for people suffering from tremors, in a move giving Google new technology for combating neurodegenerative diseases.

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