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Five characteristics of a new breed of CIO

As enterprises rapidly evolve their mindsets and approach to digital, CIOs will be required to either evolve their own profiles and skill sets or risk becoming irrelevant, writes Gartner's Linda Price.

CIOs: Welcome to the Age of the Customer

Don't look now, but your company is losing control. Your marketing brethren are already living with the challenge: Customers are now in the driver's seat.

The Grill: Rep. William Keating wants cross-sector data sharing

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)

The Grill: Rotary CIO Peter Markos

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.

Ambitious IT pros seek COO role

With technology the cornerstone of most businesses, the lines are blurring between IT and operations -- leading some IT pros to think of COO as their title of choice.

Do you understand your company's personality?

Corporate culture may matter even more to your project's success than ROI does. Here's how to work with it rather than against it.

Paul Glen: Motivating the mercenaries

To get your projects done, you'll need to motivate your people to perform, no matter where their loyalties lie.

The Grill: Aon's CIO embraces social media tools to connect 65,000 employees

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)

Premier 100 IT Leader: Tim Platt

This IT leader found value in engaging with employees and peers inside and outside of his organization.

Scot Finnie: Career doors are opening wide everywhere for IT pros

At many organizations, there's no longer a linear career path to a senior IT position. The trick is to not shy away from new experiences. Embrace change. Immerse yourself and get up to speed. Look at change as an opportunity to grow.

How the 2014 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders were chosen

An explanation of the methodology used to select the 2014 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders.

Premier 100 IT Leader: William Walders

Users didn't like IT at Walter Reed, until this CIO diagnosed the problems and took action.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Angela Yochem

Streamlining business processes allows this IT leader to offer more value to customers.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Derald Sue

A customer-service focus turns the business side into IT believers.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Ger Purcell

Collaboration and employee development are two of this IT leader's priorities.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Christine Shimizu

By focusing on customer needs, this IT leader helps grow the business.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Stuart Kippelman

A series of project successes convinced end users that they could trust this hard-charging CIO.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Chad Long

This collaborative IT leader gets creative when seeding the next crop of talented tech staffers.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Ed Martinez

With swift, nonstop innovation, Ed Martinez helps bring better healthcare to children at Miami Children's Hospital.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Rick Mears

Aligning IT investments with business goals is this CIO's golden rule.