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CIOs move more dollars to digital transformation

CIOs are investing more money in technologies that support shifts to digital services intended to woo and retain customers, according to Gartner’s 2017 CIO agenda survey.

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CIO's move to chief customer officer role signals trend

As CIOs are increasingly called upon to pitch their company’s products, long-time Equinix CIO Brian Lillie has a new job: Massaging the customer experience for the data center service provider.

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3 tips to foster a culture of innovation

Innovation is a hot topic in the corporate world these days, but what exactly does innovation look like in practice and how do you achieve it?

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Apple chief says AR will trump VR in commercial scenarios

Apple's Tim Cook suggests that the company is currently exploring augmented reality rather than virtual reality. However, despite the success of Pokemon Go both technologies remain stronger in the enterprise.

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Banks find big innovation payoff in hackathons

U.S. Bank is the latest in a long line of banks to cultivate innovation through intense coding jams, but some analysts question whether such events yield tangible value.

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Being pushed out of your comfort zone can make your IT career

Vanguard CIO John Marcante was working his dream job as the head of the company’s software development team. However, things were about to change.

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How blockchain will disrupt your business

There are still challenges to overcome, but blockchain technology stands poised to rewrite how business is conducted if its potential is achieved. Are you ready?

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10 ways to make your crowdfunding campaign a hit

Small business owners and online fundraising pros share their top tips on how to make your Kickstarter or Indiegogo project a success.

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Autonomic offerings set to transform IT, but outsourcing customers beware

IT leaders have more automation options that ever, but not all robotic systems are created equal.

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Tech giants aren't as innovative as you think

Technology's biggest companies are typically thought of as innovative, creative and unafraid of risk, but some of the people who work at these organizations tell a different story.

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Tech 'utopia is creepy,' according to Nicholas Carr

The controversial author of 'IT Doesn’t Matter' is back with a new book in which he picks apart the optimism propagated by Silicon Valley.

Dell Services innovation lab for SAP-HANA creates superior solutions for customers

Dell Services allows customers to analyze the ins and outs of migrating to SAP HANA and the SAP S/4HANA business suite and then jumpstart applications for business transformation.

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Why ITSM is on the cusp of a major shift

While the IT service management community has stepped up its collection of performance data from its customers, it's been slow to take the next step of applying data-driven automation. A new survey suggests adoption will happen in a...

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IT career roadmap: Research scientist

Amanda Stent's interest in music has helped advance her career as a research scientist as much as her mathematics and computer science background has.

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Chick-fil-A stays cool (and safe) with IoT sensors

As Chipotle recovers from its food-borne illness outbreaks, franchisees for the popular chicken chain are ushering in the ‘Internet of Chicken’ by using low-power wireless sensors and gateways to monitor their walk-in freezers and...

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Obama, Zuckerberg push better broadband, innovative startups

Obama administration unveils new initiatives to promote global startups as Obama calls for broadband expansion and freedom of expression on the web.

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Blockchain’s hype exceeds its grasp – for now

Broad adoption of blockchain technology is likely years away as companies struggle to understand how to apply the digital ledger technology to practical scenarios amid regulatory, governance and standards obstacles.

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Office machine mania: The paradox that limits productivity

So-called knowledge work hasn’t exactly led to a modern-day Industrial Revolution when it comes to how basic, everyday business gets done.

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CIO.com and Drexel to honor 50 analytics innovators (deadline extended)

Deadline extended to August 15. The Analytics 50, a collaboration between Drexel University's LeBow College of Business and CIO.com, will recognize 50 of the most innovative analytics executives.

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Country as a service: Estonia’s new model

The world has seen a massive leap in the number of people who offer their skills and knowledge for sale on the global marketplace irrespective of location and national borders. Estonia wants to offer them digital services.

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