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New CIO? Your transition playbook in 10 (not-so-easy) steps

What you accomplish in the first six months of taking over an IT leadership role is critical. The following 10 steps will help you navigate the rocky transition, get your IT house in order and set a clear path toward a strong strategic future.

Written by Clint Boulton07 Oct. 17 20:34

6 tips for negotiating CIO noncompete agreements

As stewards of tech-based digital strategies, CIOs are more vulnerable than ever to the vagaries of noncompete clauses. Here’s how to negotiate them.

Written by Clint Boulton26 Sept. 17 20:00

10 tips for getting started with machine learning

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can yield game-changing solutions for enterprises. Here’s what senior IT leaders need to know to launch and maintain a successful machine learning strategy.

Written by Clint Boulton12 Sept. 17 20:00

What makes a great chatbot? Laser focus on customers

Chatbots are all the rage right now but they’re virtually useless unless enterprises nail the customer experience. Here’s how to ensure your chatbot initiative pays off.

Written by Clint Boulton10 Aug. 17 20:00

The 5 fundamentals of effective cloud management

The rising complexity of today’s cloud environments can catch your company off guard — at great cost. Here are five functional areas CIOs should focus on as you get your cloud strategy off the ground.

Written by Clint Boulton18 July 17 20:00

The hidden risk of blind trust in AI’s ‘black box’

Companies intent on weaving AI more tightly into the fabric of their businesses are seeking to better explain how algorithms make their decisions, especially where risk and regulations are involved.

Written by Clint Boulton06 July 17 20:00

The big-time benefits of a centralized data analytics team

Micron overhauled its data management strategy, embedding crack teams of data scientists within an array of business units. Here’s how that centralized strategy has delivered impressive results.

Written by Clint Boulton26 June 17 20:00

How great CIOs push their careers to new heights

CIOs looking to progress beyond IT leadership need to buddy up with the business, be operationally savvy and get in tune with customers, say former CIOs who moved on to COO, CEO and other roles.

Written by Clint Boulton12 June 17 20:00

Don't worry CIOs: You still control tech spending

In the digital era, business executives are becoming more involved in acquiring corporate technologies. But the CIO still largely has the final say for most technology purchasing decisions.

Written by Clint Boulton22 May 17 20:00

WannaCry reminds CIOs to stay on top of patching

Cybersecurity experts say delaying or even ignoring a patch Microsoft released two months ago paved the way for the current ransomware. So why don’t CIOs keep on top of patching?

Written by Clint Boulton19 May 17 02:01

CIO finds storytelling challenging but crucial

AstraZeneca’s CIO grapples with narrative constructs to explain technology concepts to business executives at the pharmaceutical company.

Written by Clint Boulton10 May 17 05:31