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The era of nine-digit defects

For big business, IT and software risk can result in nine digit defects. These are the massive outages we read about in the news that cause big consumer headache and sometimes cost CTOs, CIOs and CEOs their job. Better adherence to...

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Reality check on the Internet of Things

In this contrarian look ahead at the IoT roadmap, maturity levels and emerging trends, IDC’s Vernon Turner, SVP of Enterprise and IoT Research Fellow, shares his thoughts on how CIOs can prepare their companies for the dramatic...

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Transforming development in the race to innovate

The technology field is moving faster than ever. With more companies entering the fray businesses are always looking to shorten development times and get to market faster with their product and/or services. Modern practices like...

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Inspiring crazy loyalty: A leadership workshop

Chris Laping, author and former Red Robin CIO, discusses the challenges of being a change agent and in leading the charge through digital business transformation. He offers practical advice to help CIOs enable the right conditions to...

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How the internet of things is revolutionizing retail

The world of retail may never be the same, thanks to the internet of things (IoT) and its network of connections

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How to make IT governance work

In this free report prepared by the CIO Executive Council, three IT execs describe how they turn business partners into “informed co-investors of the IT budget.”

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To move to the cloud, you may need to fire your CIO

CIOs should be cautious about adopting new technology, but not blindly opposed -- otherwise, shadow IT takes over

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Millennials force CIOs to rethink tech, training processes

Millennials are pressuring companies to implement new training processes to acclimate these younger employees to new technologies

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Disrupt or die? Beware the siren calls of tech consultants

Every company should intentionally and actively design and execute its tech strategies, instead of jumping on the latest consultant fad

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Who wins and who loses as the cloud moves out of IT

IT spending may appear to be dropping, but it's actually shifting from IT to the business

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MIT uses custom programs to help organizations solve their toughest problems

CIO.com's Sarah White visits MIT's campus to speak with associate dean, Peter Hirst, about MIT's custom programs that educate IT leaders and organizations on enabling digital transformation and innovation in the enterprise.

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8 fears keeping security professionals up at night

As the need for enterprise data and technology grows, it only widens the skills gap for security professionals. That means, security professionals are feeling the pressure to get more done with less

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CIOs, stop dreaming about total cloud control

Facts on the ground may force even control-oriented CIOs to accommodate departmental cloud computing

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Let’s bring back the balance between IT and business

IT's past abuses haunt it in the present, but it doesn't have to stay that way

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The CIO's days may be numbered

Technology is no longer a weird 'other' thing, and it should be fully integrated into your business management

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IDC predicts bad news for old-school IT as CEOs embrace digital transformation

CEOs are making the 'digital transformation' part of their business strategy, which means big changes for IT departments, according to IDC's analysis. Watch the free IDC FutureScape webcast "Worldwide Digital Transformation 2016...

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Adopt and perish: The CIO's cloud dilemma

Resistance to the cloud is an easy way to get fired, but succeeding with the cloud may eliminate the justification for a CIO

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Speaking modern code to your dev team

CIOs must learn new approaches to talking with their development teams in order to foster greater success.

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