Stories by Clint Boulton

Navistar CIO looks to big data analytics to fuel turnaround

The trucking company is using analytics software to detect potential maintenance issues that could ground its trucks, says CIO Terry Kline. The new IT strategy comes as the company struggles to stem financial losses.

Written by Clint Boulton30 Nov. 15 17:44

Cinnabon seeks customer insights to boost stickiness

The Bakery chain is piloting iPads, Apple Pay and cloud software in several stores, as part of a digital refresh to bolster the Focus Brands property's fortunes. The systems will funnel data into a data warehouse, ostensibly to generate consumer insights. But the company president says questions loom.

Written by Clint Boulton24 Nov. 15 19:17

CISO proposes cybersecurity co-op to fend off hackers

The CISO of Rockwell Automation thinks a cybersecurity co-operative, comprised of top information security engineers from several companies, could serve as a salve to the talent shortage and also offer and an improvement over managed security service providers.

Written by Clint Boulton23 Nov. 15 16:00

How to tackle change management in an era of automation

CIOs must revamp IT systems, processes and staff roles, thanks to the rise of automation facilitated by artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things and analytics.

Written by Clint Boulton20 Nov. 15 19:09

Weather Company forecasts more big data for IBM Watson Analytics

IBM acquired the Weather Company for its capability to analyze and gain insights from a vast array of sensors situated on planes, trains, automobiles and other machines. CIO Bryson Koehler discusses some of the other opportunities the companies might have.

Written by Clint Boulton18 Nov. 15 20:22

Oil company hopes to strike efficiency with cloud analytics

To make drilling more efficient during a commodities industry downturn, Laredo Petroleum is turning to cloud applications from a Silicon Valley startup to correlate production and operational costs.

Written by Clint Boulton10 Nov. 15 18:12

CIOs get creative to find top tech talent

Facing a talent crunch, CIOs are using anything from social media and video conferencing to good old-fashioned networking to scout college recruits, programmers and senior managers.

Written by Clint Boulton28 Oct. 15 22:25