Stories by Clint Boulton

CIOs eye Dell-EMC merger with cautious optimism

CIOs have mixed views of the blockbuster merger between Dell and EMC, two incumbent vendors struggling to boost market share in a world that is increasingly moving toward cloud services and mobile devices.

Written by Clint Boulton14 Oct. 15 21:43

CIO returns to her financial roots, as CFO

Alliant Insurance Services CIO Ilene Anders, who was promoted to CFO last week, discusses how she used IT to transform the insurance brokerage’s business.

Written by Clint Boulton12 Oct. 15 18:47

New CTO role at Starbucks reflects rise of digital business

Starbucks’ hiring of Adobe CIO Gerri Martin-Flickinger as its CTO underscores the importance digital innovation is playing in traditional businesses. But does it also mean the CIO role is under siege?

Written by Clint Boulton09 Oct. 15 15:58

CIOs: ‘We have a platform for that’

Borrowing a page out of the playbooks of Microsoft, Apple and Google, CIOs are using software platforms to extend their brand online, a necessity in today’s mobile-device-driven digital economy.

Written by Clint Boulton08 Oct. 15 21:39

Cloud services go mainstream in healthcare

CIOs who previously eschewed the cloud because vendors wouldn't protect federally regulated patient information are growing increasingly comfortable with the technology.

Written by Clint Boulton05 Oct. 15 18:14

New CIO sees potential in drones for rail inspection

Cindy Earhart became CIO of Norfolk Southern today. The 30-year company veteran of the freight train operator plans to beef up its automation software and experiment with drones to inspect rail lines.

Written by Clint Boulton01 Oct. 15 21:54

Big data projects gaining steam, but not due to the CIO

The number of big data projects businesses are kicking off is increasing, according to new data from Gartner. But other members of the C-suite – not the CIO – are initiating the plans.

Written by Clint Boulton18 Sept. 15 16:04

CIO hits college fairs to court tech talent

Textron CIO Diane Schwarz dishes details of the recruiting trail that took her to the University of Notre Dame career fair last week, where she spent three days scouting prospective IT candidates.

Written by Clint Boulton16 Sept. 15 22:35

Chief risk and compliance officer makes rare move to CIO

Marsh & McLennan Companies, a professional services organization, moves its chief risk and compliance officer to a broader, technology-focused role, highlighting the growing importance of technology strategy within large companies.

Written by Clint Boulton15 Sept. 15 20:39

How Sunny Delight juices up sales with cloud-based analytics

Sunny Delight’s CIO made a bold move when it was time to pick a cloud analytics service to identify deficiencies in its sales promotions and opportunities for sales growth. He let business managers make the decision.

Written by Clint Boulton14 Sept. 15 15:35

iPad Pro’s potential as a laptop replacement excites CIOs

With its 12.9-inch Retina Display and 64-bit processor, three CIOs say the iPad Pro could be a laptop replacement or, at least, a tablet alternative for healthcare workers, sales professionals and students.

Written by Clint Boulton11 Sept. 15 15:35