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Beyond Moore’s Law: Five technologies that will change the future

IDG CEO Mike Friedenberg is watching the tech horizon and sees game-changing technologies in A.I., robotics, quantum computing and more. In all the reading I do about the technology landscape and the future of the CIO role, I encounter every kind of punditry...

Security Crashes the Boardroom Party

Given the recent spate of headline-grabbing data breaches, CIOs need to be prepared to answer a lot of board questions about risk. This will be the year when cybersecurity concerns crash the boardroom party and take a seat at the head of the table. The...

Are You Ready to Replace Yourself?

CIOs rarely get to name their successors, and companies overall do a poor job of succession planning. CEO Michael Friedenberg says it’s time to get serious about closing the succession gap. I was recently talking with a CIO on the verge of retiring...

Top 10 Tech Industry Megatrends of 2015

More IT vendors will split up. Boards will get even more paranoid about security. UX and CX become critical competencies for CIOs. “Futurology has always bounced around between common sense, nonsense and a healthy dose of wishful thinking.”...

Is the World as Flat as We Think?

IDG CEO Michael Friedenberg weighs the promise of globalization against the competitive realities of Internet business practices and security concerns. In 2005, Thomas Friedman’s award-winning book The World Is Flat championed the transformative...

New Executive Skill Sets Emerge in CIO 100 Award Winners

IDG CEO Michael Friedenberg spots skills that signal greater business success for IT: marketing, market knowledge and communication. Congratulations to this year’s CIO 100 Award winners and to our six newest members of the CIO Hall of Fame. This...

Two Critical Questions Every CIO Should Answer

Are we living through the single most revolutionary time in business transformation? Or does it just feel that way? When I think about the combined forces of the Internet, cloud computing, social tools, mobile devices and a nearly infinite amount of big...

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...