Stories by Clint Boulton

AI, machine learning blossom in agriculture and pest control

In a departure from using AI and machine learning tools for tasks such as automating customer service, some companies are applying the technologies to grow better corn crops and exterminate bugs and vermin.

Written by Clint Boulton23 March 17 06:38

Why your cloud strategy should include multiple vendors

Cloud computing has become a staple of most enterprise computing environments, but CIOs are still sweating over whether to use one or more infrastructure-as-a-service provider.

Written by Clint Boulton22 March 17 00:42

Google makes AI talent play with Kaggle buy

In acquiring the crowdsourcing platform for predictive modeling and machine learning competitions, Google gains access to 600,000 data scientists in a notoriously talent-strapped market. The company says the deal will help it democratize AI.

Written by Clint Boulton16 March 17 21:23

How one CIO closed the IT-business gap

Day & Zimmermann CIO Sankara "Vishi" Viswanathan ordered IT managers to advise the business lines on back-office technology issues. Now he is moving forward with a digital transformation, hoping that automating capabilities in internal operations will convince customers to come along for the ride.

Written by Clint Boulton15 March 17 00:37

Target names new CISO to replace Brad Maiorino

Rich Agostino, who helped shore up the retail giant’s cybersecurity defense following a significant data breach, takes over chief information security officer duties as Brad Maiorino departs for Booz Allen.

Written by Clint Boulton10 March 17 08:20

Think twice before you hire a chief AI officer

Is it time for companies to install a chief artificial intelligence officer to manage machine learning, natural language processing and associated efforts?

Written by Clint Boulton07 March 17 08:45

Walgreens names new CIO

Steve Turner's position as a Walgreens veteran focused on data analytics could advance the pharmacy retailer's digital transformation.

Written by Clint Boulton03 March 17 09:52

Digitization inches towards the mainstream

Despite CIOs' claims of embracing digital capabilities, digitization at most organizations remains a slow-moving process, McKinsey says.

Written by Clint Boulton28 Feb. 17 06:50

Alaska Airlines lands industry veteran as new CIO

Charu Jain, whose background includes work for American Airlines while at IBM and 20 years at United Airlines, is leading the complex Alaska-Virgin America systems integration efforts.

Written by Clint Boulton24 Feb. 17 01:50

Virtual assistants move into DevOps

DevOps practices are fueling adoption of ChatOps and VoiceOps, in which IT departments are leveraging Slack,’s Alexa and other like tools to automate operations.

Written by Clint Boulton23 Feb. 17 02:43

CIO sees mobile platform as patient engagement cure

St. Luke's Healthcare Systems is deploying a single platform that allows patients to access medical records, pay bills and book appointments from their mobile devices.

Written by Clint Boulton17 Feb. 17 01:06

Papa John's hires Panera IT leader as CIO, CDO

After a legal battle with Panera, the pizza chain hires Mike Nettles to lead its IT and digital efforts, which include online and mobile ordering from computers, smartphones and Apple TV.

Written by Clint Boulton11 Feb. 17 08:27