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  • Inside the Secret Clash of CIOs and CMOs

    By Tom Kaneshige | 30 September, 2014 07:44

    CIOs and CMOs like to proclaim to the world that they've become best buddies. They're the Dynamic Duo, Wonder Twins, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid of the digital frontier making rivals look foolish as they fill company coffers with social and mobile marketing-led sales. That's the public-facing story, anyway.

  • Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd: Our IP will help us win in the Cloud

    By Chris Kanaracus | 30 September, 2014 05:38

    Though Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd's title may have changed recently, his job running the company's sales and support operations really hasn't. But he does have a whole lot more to sell and support these days, and it's all in the cloud.

  • New Role for CIOs: Governance for Data Analytics

    By Madeline Weiss, June Drewry | 29 September, 2014 23:53

    The CIO's role in IT project portfolio governance is well established. The 2004 book IT Governance, by Peter Weill and Jeanne Ross, captured the benefits of effective IT governance: higher return on assets, investments tied to strategic priorities, greater agility and reduced duplication. The principles of IT portfolio governance served as a road map for CIOs in taming what was often the Wild West of IT spending and decision-making in organizations where investments were not necessarily aligned with business strategies and often led to inflated expenses.

  • Social Media Rehab for CIOs

    By Maryfran Johnson | 29 September, 2014 23:08

    Of all the questions I ask CIOs (and I've got an arsenal at my command), there's always one that stops the conversation cold. "So what are you doing with social media?" Um, me personally or my company? "Either." Um, well, let me think ...

  • 4 Tips to Help CIOs Land a Seat on the Board

    By Lauren Brousell | 27 September, 2014 03:57

    To make the jump from IT to a corporate board, CIOs have to change their thinking. Their mission is no longer all about IT projects, ROI or uptime. It's also about educating boards of directors about IT risk, competitors and digital disruption. At CIO Perspectives Chicago last week, Adam Hartung, a member of National Association of Corporate Directors and managing partner of Spark Partners, offered some tips to CIOs on how to get on a board and how to bring value to the discussions once they get there.

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  • How CIOs Can Learn to Be Better Presenters

    By Tom Kaneshige | 12 September, 2014 05:20

    With their executive power under fire, CIOs need to step out from behind their desks and take a more prominent and visible role both inside and outside their companies.

  • How a CIO Can Save an Incompetent CEO

    By Rob Enderle | 19 April, 2013 13:28

    When a bad CEO goes down, the CIO often goes down with him. The way to save yourself, and your company, is to invest in the analytics technology that gives the CEO the data necessary to make smart business decisions. It doesn't hurt that it also shows why the CIO is more valuable to the CEO than other C-level executives.

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  • What Kind of CIOs Will Millennials Make?

    By Tom Kaneshige | 04 September, 2014 05:21

    As millennials flood the workplace, climb corporate ladders and spread throughout the four corners of a company, they will eventually take on positions of leadership in marketing, human resources, finance, sales and IT. They'll gain more influence inside an organization, along with purchasing power over technology.

  • Calling a Truce in CIO-CMO Budget Battles

    By Adam Dennison | 27 August, 2014 22:40

    Thanks to my job as publisher of this magazine, I have the pleasure of meeting dozens of our CIO readers each month at the various events we hold across the country, and I'm also in regular touch with the vendor community. This unusual combination gives me a 360-degree view of the hottest topics and trends in our industry.

  • Mobile Apps Require Customer-First Thinking

    By By Mitch Betts | 21 August, 2014 00:42

    CIOs who want to create beloved mobile apps will need to do things that are highly unusual in IT: Go on sales calls, ride along in the service trucks and watch consumers talk in focus groups about what they hate about your business.

  • BYOD twists and turns keep CIOs off-balance

    By Tom Kaneshige | 19 August, 2014 07:57

    In New York City, venerable companies give luxurious corporate cars to power brokers dressed in Armani suits driving down Wall Street. But across the country in San Francisco, you're more likely to see blue jeans-clad execs driving shared Zipcars to their wacky digs in SoMa, or south of Market.

  • The CIO and CMO Perspective on Big Data

    By Stephanie Overby | 06 August, 2014 02:47

    The lines between IT and marketing are blurring in the age of digital marketing. For that reason, it's more important than ever that CIOs and CMO communicate consistently and effectively. To examine this evolving relationship as it pertains to big data in particular, CIO.com partnered with CMO.com to produce this report.