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Innovation and the complexity dilemma

Why do companies struggle to be more innovative? Complexity is the sand that grinds all innovation to a near halt.

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9 business-worthy Chrome for Work devices

When you think of the enterprise, you probably think Microsoft, Apple and even Samsung, but probably not Google Chrome. Well, that hasn't stopped Google from releasing a suite of Chrome for Work devices.


Toys "R" Us hires CIO to boost ecommerce, customer tech

The toy retailer, battling and other ecommerce-savvy players, hires Phil Newmoyer from Serta Simmons Bedding as its new CIO.

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It’s time for CIOs to be innovation leaders

CIOs are in a unique position to lead cross-enterprise innovation — if only they’d awaken the Force

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Why CEOs must go big in digital (or go home)

CEOs are investing heavily in digital business strategies, hoping to avoid the kind of disruption roiling sectors such as transportation, banking and other industries. And that’s good news for CIOs.

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4 key takeaways from Samsung's Developer Conference

Virtual reality, the Internet of Things and smartphones took center stage at Samsung's annual developer conference this week, but what the company didn't say was equally notable.

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Why bimodal IT kills your culture and adds complexity

Bimodal IT is gaining acceptance at some multi-billion-dollar corporations but Forrester Research says it’s the wrong approach at a time when customer preferences for digital technologies are forcing companies to move faster.

Facebook is bringing in the bots and AI

By opening the floodgates for bots on Facebook Messenger, the social media leader hopes to kindle a more modern and efficient mode of communication between businesses and their customers.

Can your CEO pass the digital strategy laugh test?

If Kim Kardashian can win a top spot in the App Store, Global 2000 CIOs ought to be held to high bar for delivering compelling digital experiences at scale. Here's a by-the-numbers look at competitive digital strategies.

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GE's Jim Fowler on the CIO role in the digital industrial economy

In this in-depth Q&A, Jim Fowler, GE CIO, discusses the future of digital and IT — and tells it like it is.

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Why Apple no longer needs an iPhone 'wow factor'

Apple product reveals used to be watershed moments for the technology industry, but today Apple innovates in increments, as demonstrated by the new iPhone SE and smaller iPad Pro, and consumers continue to purchase Apple devices in...

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Former GE CIO plants digital stake as CEO of GE's transportation business

Jamie Miller is applying the leadership and operations skills she gained as the CIO of a tech giant to open a digital solutions business at GE Transportation’s Chicago headquarters.

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5 lessons the DOD can teach you about innovation

While it might not always seem like it, Washington, D.C., is no stranger to cutting costs. At one of the branches of the Department of Defense, in fact, lowering the costs of failure can bring innovation, even in times of budgetary...

How CIOs can drive digital innovation through collaboration

CIOs drive innovation by building digital awareness, forming digital innovation teams, and creating innovative opportunities in the form of new products and services. This three step approach accelerates the innovation cycle and...

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Does your company need an innovation lab?

Bi-modal IT may be tech buzzwords du jour, but creating a separate department (often in its own physical space) to do nothing but pure R&D is still an enticing prospect for embracing the innovator’s dilemma.

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How CIO-enabled innovation can shape the digital business

The CIO can be at the heart of business innovation by formalizing four different roles: originator, facilitator, deliverer and navigator, writes Accenture’s Strategy’s David Quinney.

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Steal this Idea: Toyota’s secret to innovation

Sometimes the best ideas are right under your nose. The Toyota Innovation Fair inspires creativity, turns internal ideas into reality and transforms the company culture.

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Countries making the most impact on tech innovation

A report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ranks nations based on the impact their economic and trade policies have on global innovation. Here’s a look at who came in first and last and a few in-between.

Apple Innovation: 10 Future Tech Ideas

How will Apple fare in the post-Steve Jobs era? Everyone is wondering whether or not Apple can deliver amazing technology in the future. From the wacky to the reasonable, here's a list of innovation ideas.

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