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  • CIOs to become in-house brokers -- and that's a good thing

    Posted April 16, 2014 - 9:44 pm

    In their new role as brokers and consultants, CIOs will be in an even more powerful positions. According to a new survey, about two-thirds of C-level executives and business unit leaders expect the IT department to have more influence on technology decisions in the future.
  • Ambitious IT pros seek COO role

    Posted March 21, 2014 - 11:42 am

    Cynthia Hamburger spent years climbing the corporate IT ladder, including a stint as a CIO at Dun & Bradstreet, yet when she was offered the CIO post at Learning Ally, she politely declined.
  • How unemployed CIOs can survive the dark days

    Posted March 5, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    A long job hunt takes a personal and professional toll. CIOs have family and financial concerns while they reassess their careers and face a changing job market. But here's how CIOs can emerge stronger than ever.
  • CMOs eye CEO office, but need CIOs to get there

    Posted March 3, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    Thanks to social media, mobile marketing and data analytics, the CMO is now closer to sales revenue. CMOs are among the most important executives at a company -- and they know it and want to take the next step to the CEO's office. The good news for CIOs is that they can't do it without you.
  • Inside the minds (and personalities) of CIOs and CMOs

    Posted January 29, 2014 - 3:54 pm

    For years, these frenemies have faced off in the rockiest of executive relationships.
  • State of the CIO survey results

    Posted January 29, 2014 - 3:07 pm

    What does 2014 hold for CIOs? According to our research results, CIOs expect to continue to control the IT budget, see shadow IT as a looming concern, and are closely aligned with other business executives, among other revelations.
  • Why few want to be the CIO anymore

    Posted December 17, 2013 - 12:56 pm

    More than half of the respondents to our survey say they don't aspire to be a CIO.
  • Are CIOs destined to work for the CMO?

    Posted October 8, 2013 - 11:18 am

    As marketing departments becoming more reliant on technology, a strong relationship with the CMO will be necessary for the survival of CIOs. In fact, don't be surprised to see CEOs siding with marketing when there's a conflict.
  • U.S. CIO shares vision for federal agency IT operations

    Posted May 19, 2013 - 7:00 am

    Steven VanRoekel sees the federal-agency CIO as a pivotal figure, but not a micromanager. At FOSE, the nation's tech chief outlines how federal CIOs can lay the groundwork for a more fluid, productive IT apparatus.
  • How a CIO can save an incompetent CEO

    Posted April 22, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    When a bad CEO goes down, the CIO often goes down with him. Here's how to save yourself, your company, and your CEO.
  • 6 skills, habits and traits of successful CIOs

    Posted April 18, 2013 - 10:52 am

    Most people say they like to be at the top of the heap of the IT management food chain, but with the CIO title comes great responsibility, accountability and pressure.
  • CIOs sound off on a role in flux

    Posted April 16, 2013 - 4:38 pm

    Add business partner, co-collaborator and, um, anthropologist to the growing list of IT executive skills, said CIOs at a recent panel in San Francisco.
  • Do chief digital officers spell trouble for CIOs?

    Posted February 26, 2013 - 3:31 pm

    CEOs are hiring hotshot chief digital officers to run strategic, customer-facing operations such as online sales. Is this good news or bad news for CIOs?
  • Interview: Bill Murphy, Hilton's new CIO/CTO

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:43 pm

    For Hilton Worldwide's Bill Murphy, attaining the rank of CIO didn't mean his CTO duties disappeared. His slate of new projects includes standardization of the hotel chain's property management platform across 3,900 hotels, rollout of a wireless platform and implementation of an ERP platform.
  • CIOs feel ripple effect of Chief Customer Officers

    Posted February 8, 2013 - 12:33 pm

    The new C-level executive in charge of 'customer experience' will have a profound effect on application development for all channels.
  • CIOs can help their companies survive industry disruption

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Business models are constantly in jeopardy. Netflix, for example, played the role of disruptor as it whacked Blockbuster, but now Netflix is facing stiff competition from Amazon, Hulu and others. The lesson for business leaders: Disrupt or be disrupted.
  • New task for CIOs: Make money

    Posted January 17, 2013 - 4:34 pm

    As tech infiltrates every corner of the business, it's only natural that some IT departments are producing revenue-generating products and services. Insider (registration required)
  • IT salaries in 2013: Don't expect much growth unless you're a CIO

    Posted January 14, 2013 - 2:54 pm

    If you work in the IT field and are hoping for a salary increase the news isn't all that bright -- unless you're a CIO or other IT executive.
  • CIOs need to learn new ways of thinking

    Posted December 25, 2012 - 8:30 am

    Your task in 2013: tap into the latest research about business transformation, collaboration and innovation.
  • How CIOs are making security an enterprise necessity

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 5:12 pm

    Information security is often seen as more trouble and cost than it's worth. Until it fails. How can CIOs truly make it part of enterprise risk management?
  • Innovative CIOs show how to make money with IT

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 5:06 pm

    A select few CIOs are generating cold hard cash through innovation and collaboration. We rounded up examples of CIOs who generate revenue with IT, either by boosting sales or developing a product or service sold externally.
  • CIO succession: Promote from within vs. hire an outsider

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 12:27 pm

    Tapping an outsider can bring fresh perspective and experience to the CIO's office, but it also can have a negative effect on companies' efforts to develop IT management talent internally
  • IT workers staying put, CIOs staying longer

    Posted October 10, 2012 - 6:59 am

    CIOs are being predicably cautious with IT budgets for next year, and are focusing on increasing use of cloud technologies and offshore outsourcing, according IR execs surveyed by the Society for Information Management.
  • Nontechie CIOs: translators or meddlers?

    Posted September 10, 2012 - 4:13 pm

    As IT becomes inexorably woven into everything a business does, it's crucial to have a CIO who act as a translator between the two worlds. A nontechie just might be the right person for the job. Insider (registration required)
  • 6 ways CIOs can make peace with CMOs

    Posted June 10, 2012 - 7:14 am

    There's a natural tension between IT and marketing. But these days the CIO and CMO need to collaborate and focus on what's best for the customer.

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