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Chris LeBeau, IT director at Advanced Technology Services, is shutting down several outdated systems, migrating users and switching to a more modern business architecture.
Techie-friendly perks at the No. 19 midsize organization on Computerworld's 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list include DIY dev environments and a gaming area for IT.
IT employees at the No. 13 midsize organization on Computerworld's 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list are encouraged to air ideas and make decisions.
The No. 47 large organization on Computerworld's 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list has developed a reputation among tech pros as the place to explore new technologies and processes.
Flexible schedules, stocked kitchens and a dog-friendly office contribute to a top-rate environment at the No. 21 small organization on Computerworld's 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list.
At the No. 3 small organization on Computerworld's 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list, IT pros get lots of support from both managers and peers.
No one feels like a cog in the wheel at the No. 26 large organization on Computerworld's 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list.
The No. 42 large organization on Computerworld's 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list offers tech pros great benefits and the knowledge that their work helps patients.
A growing number of IT departments are moving development work to the cloud, allowing a faster responses to business requests with fewer people, disruptions and costs. Insider (registration required)
Brian A. Haugabrook, interim CIO at Valdosta State University in Georgia, deployed analytics tools that enable faculty and staff to identify students who need extra help. The effort paid off with higher graduation rates.
As more companies embrace shared services, staffers with cloud computing chops are watching their fortunes rise. Insider (registration required)
A communication expert -- author of the new book "Brief" -- says you'll have a bigger impact by saying less. But it requires preparation.
Financial services firm UBS lets customers and employees see much more data, much faster, to improve relationships.
Edward Marx, senior vice president and CIO at Texas Health Resources in Arlington, is using social media to connect with the organization's local community and implementing BI tools to deliver advanced clinical care.
Whirlpool CIO Mike Heim says low-cost sensors will soon be found in the company's appliances, predicting the need for maintenance, noting fluctuations in temperature, and even allowing consumers to download recipes to their stoves.
Dr. C. Martin Harris, CIO at Cleveland Clinic and a former health technology adviser to President Obama, is using technology to redefine healthcare for patients and caregivers alike. Insider (registration required)
Rep. William Keating (D-Mass.), who sits on the House Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies Subcommittee, is calling on the Department of Homeland Security to be more involved in tackling the cybersecurity problem. Insider (registration required)
Peter Markos, CIO and general manager for Rotary International, contends with challenges ranging from authenticating a constantly changing list of users who need to access Rotary's systems to enabling applications that work for a vastly diverse membership.
Winners of the 2014 "Ones to Watch" awards -- administered by the CIO Executive Council -- say they're trying to reduce the distance between corporate IT and external customers.
Aon's global CIO, Steve Betts, who led the integration of IT operations following Aon's $4.9 billion acquisition of Hewitt Associates, is using social media tools to help employees connect around key issues. Insider (registration required)