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Retail Must Reinvent Itself for the Omnichannel Future

If ever there was an industry ready for a massive technology shake-up, it’s retail. Consider the confluence of pressures it faces: customer showrooming, evolving payment ecosystems, a meteoric rise in online shopping and the constant danger of being...

Will 3D Printing Really Change the World?

IDG Communications CEO Michael Friedenberg says it already has, as he contemplates 3-D printing technology that can create things as varied as a human liver and a new home. What if I were to tell you that one day printers will be able to build homes,...

A CEO’s Guide to Setting Goals for 2014

With the new year quickly approaching, it is always nice to reflect a bit while looking forward to the year ahead. Given how technology continues to affect every element of our life, personal and professional, the following quotes are worth thinking about...

IT Industry Undergoing an Epic Transition

Maybe the Mayans were on to something after all. Not that the whole world would come to an end in 2012, but rather that the tech world of the past 20-25 years would unravel before our eyes. Look at recent developments in enterprise tech and tell me that...

Tech Market Davids vs. Goliaths, Wearables & the Future of IT

I hope you’ve been enjoying the summer and taking some time to recharge. Given some recent R&R myself, I came back to work with an assortment of thoughts and questions that floated up in my mind while I was relaxing on the beach. Here are a...

The Industrial Internet: The Next Great Economic Revolution

It’s often argued that the most important era in U.S. history was the Industrial Revolution, that period from roughly 1760 to 1840 when almost every aspect of business and daily life changed. The shift from manual labor to machines, from wood to...

Does Technology Makes Us Smarter Or Dumber?

Exhibit A: I was driving up Silicon Valley’s Route 101 in northern California last month when I noticed a strange-looking SUV in front of me. On its roof was a tripod structure topped with a spinning cylinder. Out of curiosity, I sped up and pulled...

CIOs See Risks and Rewards in Startup Mania

Are we in a tech bubble? Pundits and market-watchers have been batting that idea around lately, focusing on the poor stock performance of once-dazzling social-media innovators like Facebook, Zynga and Groupon. Yet while some venture capitalists are growing...

10 Resolutions for CIOs to Kick-Start the New Year

Happy New Year. Have you made any resolutions yet? If you’re still mulling over the possibilities, allow me to share CIO’s Top 10 resolutions. As we’re fond of saying around my company, “The biggest room in the house is the room...

The Top 10 Priorities for CIOs in 2013

CIO — As we approach the new year, I share 10 of my all-time favorite quotes paired with some questions to spark your thinking about CIO priorities for 2013. 10. “The medium is the message.” Philosopher Marshall McLuhan’s phrase still...