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CIOs Must Face the Talent Challenge

The more CIOs I talk to, the more apparent it becomes that the talent wars have hit a whole new level of sophistication. Here are some intriguing approaches and questions to consider, gathered from my most recent CIO conversations: Establish rotational...

Hey CIOs! Show Your CMO the Love

Nearly two years ago, I confidently predicted big changes in the CIO-CMO relationship. I was sure CIOs and marketing chieftains would overcome their historically conflicted, confrontational relationships to find new common ground and learn to collaborate...

How to Measure the Cultural DNA of Your Company

When Yahoo named Marissa Mayer as its new CEO recently, the news got a lot of attention. Yahoo’s Chairman Fred Amoroso called Mayer the perfect choice because of her “unparalleled track record in technology, design and product execution.” But...

How to Succeed in Business: Award-Winning IT Innovation

Business is a competitive sport, so every day there are winners and losers. Yet what I find so interesting is that there are so many routes to business success–from culture, innovation and leadership to process, financials and technology. You can...

Are You Keeping Ahead of IT Industry Trends?

During my recent travels, I met with a leading angel investor and we talked about the amazing roll that the technology sector is on right now. Consider the incredible amounts of investment flowing into companies like Facebook, Jive, LinkedIn, Instagram,...

CIOs Need a Wakeup Call

Dear CIO Community: Your world has changed, and I’m not sure most of you have noticed the shifts that are putting you at risk of becoming irrelevant. Excuse the blunt wake-up call here, but when I meet CIOs, many of you tell me that your relevance...

What Will It Take to Get More Women Execs in IT?

As the father of two young girls, I often think ahead to what fields my children might pursue in their professional careers. Since my own career is devoted to high-tech media, I naturally think about the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering...

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...

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...

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...