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Apple and IBM: A winning combo for IT

One thing is clear about the Apple-IBM partnership: It will change the dynamic of the enterprise mobility market in significant ways.

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Chris LeBeau, IT director at Advanced Technology Services, is shutting down several outdated systems, migrating users and switching to a more modern business architecture.

Scot Finnie: The continuing evolution of Computerworld

Computerworld's editor in chief bids farewell to the print edition of the magazine and announces the imminent arrival of a new digital edition.

Tech vendor startups gain ground

Many enterprise IT leaders say there are benefits to doing business with startup vendors.

How to make the most of an IT buyer's market

New technology trends are driving big changes in the vendor landscape and creating a once-in-a-career opportunity for savvy CIOs. Huge price cuts, packaged deals, favorable contracts and unique partnerships with big-time vendors are now within reach.

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.

Exclusive video: How to derail technology disruption

In this Reinvention Workshop held at the 2014 Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory CTO Tom Soderstrom gives a glimpse into what rocket scientists see on the high-tech horizon.

Field Notes: Clueless CIOs aside, open source is 'frightening and fantastic'

There's a reason the theme song at this year's Open Business Conference was 'Happy.'

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.

Field Notes: 'Rogue' employees want IT to lighten up already

National correspondent Julia King reports the mood is feisty at this year's CITE Conference & Expo.

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.

IT raises an eyebrow as pundits push 'digital transformation'

The major consulting firms are all advising IT pros to remake their businesses into fully digital organizations. But as IT has known for years, transformation -- especially digital transformation -- is hard.

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.

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)

How to get a job in energy IT

The energy industry is complex and growing, but also needs to be more modern and efficient. From analytics to networking to mobility, the IT opportunities abound.

Tips for speaking like a business strategist

You know technology cold, you understand the business, and you're ready to step up to a senior IT leadership position, but can you communicate all that to the C-suite? Here's how other CIOs got their voices heard.

The Grill: Newly minted CIO Tammy Bilitzky focuses on scalability and automation

In her first stint as a CIO, Tammy Bilitzky plans to make infrastructure scalability and more-dynamic automation her two main focuses at Data Conversion Laboratory.

Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases

Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back