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From the Road Interviews with Executives

HCL CEO: Define a Unique Path

Conventional wisdom says customers come first. But Vineet Nayar, CEO of Indian outsourcing giant HCL, wrote a book about his philosophy of putting the “employee first, customer second” as the key to growth. Nayar shared with me his unconventional...

CMO Numbers that Count

Why the Uptick in UC&C Adoption Now?

A recent IDG Enterprise survey on Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) solutions revealed an uptick in adoption and investments in the next three years — specifically in enterprise organizations — demonstrating the value placed on integrating...

From the Road Interviews with Executives

Chevron CIO: Creating Game-Changing IT

Louie Ehrlich, CIO and president of Chevron Information Technology Company, has led a three-year transformation effort that has yielded the better part of a billion dollars in payback for Chevron. I talked to Ehrlich about how IT is fueling the execution...

Friedenberg 360 Tech and Media Insights

How CIOs Can Help Facilitate Systems of Engagement

The CEO community is turning to CIOs to help accelerate revenue growth and deepen engagement with customers. As the U.S. economy begins to brighten, it’s reassuring to see spending in the manufacturing, retail, financial and healthcare sectors starting...

Friedenberg 360 Tech and Media Insights

Why Smart CIOs Channel Steve Jobs

While there are many things to question about Jobs’ approach to business, you can’t argue with his knack for melding tech and design. Is it time to bring back the importance of the user experience? I just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s...

From the Road Interviews with Executives

Western Union CIO: Getting Wired for the Future

Consumers know 160-year-old Western Union as the place to go when they need to send cash. But during the past decade, the company has expanded into a dizzying array of new products and services. I talked with CIO John Dick about how he and his team are...

From the Road Interviews with Executives

Underwriters Laboratories CIO: How IT Drives Value Now

Underwriters Laboratories, the product testing and certification company, has been ensuring safe products for more than a century. On January 1, the company transformed from a non-profit organization to a for-profit company in the United States, with...

Friedenberg 360 Tech and Media Insights

Why Big Data Means a Big Year for Hadoop

You can’t have a conversation in today’s business technology world without touching on the topic of big data. Simply put, it’s about data sets so large-in volume, velocity and variety-that they’re impossible to manage with conventional...

CMO Numbers that Count

IT: The Constant Within Economic Unrest

Given the macroeconomic roller-coaster we’ll all witnessing, it’s difficult to say definitively how economic events will impact an organization’s IT budget. Understandably, when issues such as overseas instability emerge as a pressing concern, people...

From the Road Interviews with Executives

Polycom CEO: Selling Today, for the Future

When you think about Polycom, you probably conjure an image of its triangular speakerphone. But CEO Andrew Miller wants you to know about the company’s unified communications and collaboration software. Miller and I talked via Polycom’s high-definition...