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  • Federal CIOs embrace IT reform, but struggle to move forward

    When lawmakers passed the most sweeping government IT reform legislation in nearly two decades, federal agency CIOs won significant new budgeting authorities that, along with other provisions, aim to improve efficiencies and reduce waste in the $80 billion federal technology apparatus.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin15 Aug. 15 00:06
  • CIOs vastly underestimate extent of shadow IT

    Most CIOs have an inkling that employees in their enterprise have snuck a few applications past the IT department, but a new study by Cisco indicates that they are vastly underestimating the extent that unauthorized apps and services have infiltrated the network.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin10 Aug. 15 23:30
  • The evolving meaning of the 'I' in CIO

    The average tenure of CIOs has reached 5.8 years, according to CIO's 2015 State of the CIO study, but CIOs are still known for moving around a fair bit. When CIOs transition from one company to another, it's a great time to look into the future, reflect on the past and consider how the CIO's role is changing.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud21 July 15 00:02
  • Is your company culture driving away women tech workers?

    How long would you stay at a job, or in a career field, in which --regardless of your passion for the work and your talent, skills and achievements -- you were consistently bombarded with both overt and subliminal messages that you just did not belong?

    Written by Sharon Florentine19 June 15 01:44
  • 4 tips to help CEOs find their CIO soulmate

    The role of a CIO involves more than overseeing the technological infrastructure of a company. A good CIO will demonstrate strong communication skills, flexibility and an ability to adapt and change. It can never be stated enough, but working in IT means you will be expected to keep up to date on changing and emerging trends in the industry.

    Written by Sarah K. White02 June 15 23:40
  • CIOs and CMOs must partner on 'insight teams'

    Arms flailing in an ocean of customer data, panicky marketers need the CIO to throw them a life line. That is, they need to know what to do with the data.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige30 April 15 04:23
  • CIO-CSO tension makes businesses stronger

    The relationship between the CIO and CSO (or CISO) can be fraught with tension - and that can be a good thing. Both executives play a critical role in your organization's C-suite, and better understanding these sometimes overlapping roles can only make your business stronger and more secure.

    Written by Sharon Florentine23 April 15 05:26
  • 11 Tips for Improving Your Company's Customer Support

    Companies spend tens of thousands of dollars (or more) promoting their brand, trying to create a positive image. Yet often they treat customer support, which can be a customer's first point of contact with the company, as a necessary evil. Many businesses make it difficult for customers to get the help they need -- creating a negative impression.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff04 March 15 05:54
  • CIOs Share Lessons Learned From the Journey to the Cloud

    The journey to the cloud can be fraught with peril and unexpected pitfalls, but many companies have undertaken to make it anyway due to the promised benefits from agility and scalability to cost reduction. IT executives who have successfully navigated the dangers have learned many lessons along the way.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud28 Feb. 15 06:34
  • Premier 100 IT Leaders: Primed for business

    Mike Jennings knows a thing or two about fast-paced businesses and demanding customers. As the former senior director of IT at LinkedIn and now the head of IT at Airbnb, Jennings is used to a neo-startup environment where the speed of business is breakneck and the customer -- who is both tech-savvy and exacting -- is king.

    Written by Tracy Mayor23 Feb. 15 22:42
  • Today's CIO Better Know What's in a Name

    Do you know the name of the marketing associate handling targeted email campaigns with Marketo? How about the name of the human resources assistant with the Workday account?

    Written by Tom Kaneshige23 Dec. 14 06:54
  • What Kind of CIOs Will Millennials Make?

    As millennials flood the workplace, climb corporate ladders and spread throughout the four corners of a company, they will eventually take on positions of leadership in marketing, human resources, finance, sales and IT. They'll gain more influence inside an organization, along with purchasing power over technology.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige04 Sept. 14 05:21
  • Mobile Apps Require Customer-First Thinking

    CIOs who want to create beloved mobile apps will need to do things that are highly unusual in IT: Go on sales calls, ride along in the service trucks and watch consumers talk in focus groups about what they hate about your business.

    Written by By Mitch Betts21 Aug. 14 00:42
  • BYOD twists and turns keep CIOs off-balance

    In New York City, venerable companies give luxurious corporate cars to power brokers dressed in Armani suits driving down Wall Street. But across the country in San Francisco, you're more likely to see blue jeans-clad execs driving shared Zipcars to their wacky digs in SoMa, or south of Market.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige19 Aug. 14 07:57
  • The CIO and CMO Perspective on Big Data

    The lines between IT and marketing are blurring in the age of digital marketing. For that reason, it's more important than ever that CIOs and CMO communicate consistently and effectively. To examine this evolving relationship as it pertains to big data in particular, CIO.com partnered with CMO.com to produce this report.

    Written by Stephanie Overby06 Aug. 14 02:47