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  • Why Johnnie Walker joined the Internet of Things

    British beverage company Diageo is the largest producer of spirits in the world and owner of some of the world's most storied brands, including Crown Royal, Smirnoff, Ketel One, Gordon's, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan and Johnnie Walker. Tradition is a byword at Diageo, but so is innovation.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud27 May 15 01:03
  • Historic Met museum puts new technologies on display

    iPads, smartwatches and Google Glass weren't around when Van Gogh created his iconic self-portraits in the 1800s. So how does an institution like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has been around for 145 years, integrate new technology? That's the question CTO Jeff Spar and his team asked themselves as they tried to reduce visitor wait times, speed up the ticketing process and enhance the museum experience without disrupting it.

    Written by Lauren Brousell15 May 15 01:42
  • Microsoft returns to its roots at Build with smart cows

    I was the top launch analyst for Windows 95 and that product effectively launched me and I've worked with that firm for two decades now. Since then I've watched and been troubled by the many unfortunate changes and mistakes Microsoft has made.

    Written by Rob Enderle02 May 15 06:01
  • A well-travelled CIO

    How Qantas’ tech chief, Luc Hennekens, is ensuring the airline’s IT function is at the forefront of business innovation.

    Written by Nadia Cameron20 Jan. 15 10:29
  • The technology orchestrator

    Sydney Water's Stephen Wilson has built his career on setting a strategic vision for technology.

    Written by Nadia Cameron27 Oct. 14 09:17
  • 5 Ways CIOs Can Rationalize Application Portfolios

    The pressure is mounting for CIOs and other IT leaders to help the business enable new disruptive technologies like mobile, social, cloud and big data, but many CIOs are struggling to do so because maintaining and supporting legacy applications consumes the lion's share of the budget. Here are five recommendations for rationalizing your application portfolio.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud14 March 14 12:54
  • State of the CIO 2014: The Great Schism

    Digital strategist or traditional CIO? Our 13th annual State of the CIO research reveals the great career divide.

    Written by Kim S. Nash02 Jan. 14 13:31
  • Looking for change

    A billion dollar enterprise that employs just over 4500 people. An organisation that is pushing the boundaries of new communications technologies. A corporation that is constantly developing new products and services to reach the widest audience, both within Australia and internationally. And a business that has just passed its 80th birthday, and is a technology leader in its industry.

    Written by Tim Mendham31 May 13 11:48
  • Opinion: Innovate from the inside

    Successful organisations do two things well. Firstly, they innovate externally by, for instance, producing better products than their competitors. Secondly and just as importantly, they innovate inside their businesses.

    Written by Bridget Gray28 April 13 20:19
  • How play at work can lead to IT innovation

    All work and no play does more than make Jack a dull boy. It can stifle creativity. A playful office helps corporate problem-solving and sparks innovation.

    Written by Kim S. Nash26 March 13 17:45
  • Harness disruption or become obsolete: Forrester

    Five years ago, Nokia dominated the smartphone market. How quickly things change. But before you sit back and think, ‘that won’t happen to me’, take a look at the competitive environment in which your company operates. Daunting, isn’t it?

    Written by Georgina Swan05 April 11 18:03
  • How to Make Time for Strategy

    Last week I asked a CIO roundtable which elements of the CIO Paradox they found most challenging. One item that showed up on every CIO's top-three list was "You were hired to be strategic, but you are forced to spend most of your time on operational issues." I spoke to five of the Council's most strategy-minded CIOs about how they managed to get out of the operational morass.

    Written by Martha Heller23 April 10 04:46
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