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How a CIO Navigated the Task of Creating Two Big Companies From One

Many CIOs have wrestled with stitching together an integrated technology platform after a corporate merger. But Robert Logan, CIO of Leidos, faced an altogether different scenario: creating the platforms, data and applications needed for two big companies born from the splitting of an even bigger company. Logan's company was born from SAIC, a major government contractor that bifurcated in August 2013 into Leidos and a smaller SAIC -- a strategic move driven by changes in the federal services marketplace.

Career advice: 3 up and coming IT roles

Premier 100 IT Leader William Mayo also answers questions on combining international teams and the skills needed to become a CIO.

It's Time for IT Pros to Declare Their Technology Freedom?

Here in the U.S. we celebrate the 4th of July our day of independence signifying freedom. But we often seem happier when there is someone telling us what to do -- some person or vendor who takes away the burden of a decision and just makes it for us.

The Internet of Things figures into this IT leader's five-year plan

Chris LeBeau, IT director at Advanced Technology Services, is shutting down several outdated systems, migrating users and switching to a more modern business architecture.

Ira S. Wolfe: Companies can't thrive when generations bicker

Employers will be better able to attract, retain and motivate talented people if they recognize what drives each generation and take those factors into account as they develop approaches to recruiting, hiring, onboarding and employee engagement.

Video: Tour the No. 1 Best Places for 2014

Quicken Loans, LinkedIn and Noah Consulting topped our list of Best Places to Work in IT by keeping employees well compensated and challenged in their jobs.

The No. 1 large place to work in IT: Quicken Loans

At Quicken Loans, a new in-house training program and strong corporate values help IT employees thrive in an atmosphere of accelerated growth.

The No. 1 midsize place to work in IT: LinkedIn

At LinkedIn, career growth is on a fast track for IT pros with superior customer-service skills -- with free lunches and theme parties to keep things hopping.

The No. 1 small place to work in IT:
Noah Consulting

Every employee matters at this virtual consultancy, which taps the best of technology and leadership to create a vibrant, nurturing environment.

CIOs Adjust to Enterprise Tech as a Fashion Statement

The state of enterprise tech has moved from company-centric to user-centric, and IT leaders -- faced with fickle consumer-business users -- must learn to understand 'the need' not 'the ask.'

Career advice: Positioning yourself for big promotions

Premier 100 IT Leader Chad Long also answers questions on shaping one's career, moving into security, and the comparable merits of certs in project management and business analysis.

University CIO helps boost graduation rates with analytics

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.

C-Suites struggle with digital strategy

Many execs are dissatisfied with how their organizations make decisions about shaping digital business strategy. Will the CIO step up to be the digital pathfinder?

Exclusive video: Reinventing Ogilvy & Mather for today's connected world

Today's always-connected culture has wrought huge changes at global advertising giant Ogilvy & Mather. John Seifert, chairman of global brand community, talks about how the firm approached this, especially in the aftermath of the economy's financial meltdown.

IT power grab: Should you be a Machiavellian manager?

Years of striving for IT/business alignment have resulted in a service provider mentality within IT, one that casts the business as the customer who's always right. Some analysts are exhorting CIOs to grasp the reins of leadership instead.

Why IT needs to drive the risk conversation

The current system of risk management at most organizations is designed to frustrate everyone. Here are seven ways to change the dialogue.

Healthcare CIO Edward Marx: IT ROI is measured in lives saved

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.

CIOs band together to lift Michigan's fortunes

Michigan's Kitchen Cabinet is a monthly meeting of savvy CIOs from different industries who share ideas and promote tech innovation within their state.

Whirlpool CIO moves 69,000 global employees to Google Apps

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.

The technology world's sexism needs to end

The pace of change is too slow for most people now alive to see parity in their lifetimes.