Stories by Clint Boulton

Application monitoring becomes table stakes in the digital age

The lofty premium Cisco paid for AppDynamics underscores the importance of application performance monitoring software, which customers such as United Airlines use to support flight operations and passenger services.

Written by Clint Boulton01 Feb. 17 06:31

Hyperconvergence in high demand

Systems that combine compute, storage and networking capabilities in a single server are gaining traction among CIOs seeking the same efficiencies offered by cloud services.

Written by Clint Boulton25 Jan. 17 06:02

CMO, CIO embrace social media, IoT to win customers

Marketing and IT leaders at Clorox partner closely on digital marketing and IoT initiatives intended to buttress the consumer packaged goods company's corporate growth strategy.

Written by Clint Boulton20 Jan. 17 03:38

Wanted: More women CIOs (but do they want the job?)

Although women account for less than 20 percent of CIOs at large enterprises, experts say new leadership opportunities are emerging as companies undertake digital transformations.

Written by Clint Boulton21 Dec. 16 02:02

5 strategic moves that show Apple is more CIO-friendly

Apple can no longer ignore cries of help from its enterprise customers. Call them marriages of necessity, but Apple is striking corporate deals that make it more friendly to CIOs. We look at five of those partnerships.

Written by Clint Boulton20 Dec. 16 02:44

How CIOs tackle change management amid mergers and spin-offs

Printing giant R.R. Donnelley recently capped a nine-month sprint to divide itself into three businesses, while Western Digital merged with HGST and SanDisk in a short period of time. Here’s how their CIOs did it.

Written by Clint Boulton08 Dec. 16 05:42

How FedEx is shaving millions from its IT costs

FedEx has saved hundreds of millions of dollars by eliminating redundant applications and reorienting them in a service-oriented architecture.

Written by Clint Boulton24 Nov. 16 04:42

IT leaders struggle to sway business stakeholders

These aren’t easy times for CIOs, many of whom are still striving to align their work to business requirements. Deloitte explains why and what to do about it.

Written by Clint Boulton22 Nov. 16 04:19

Facebook hires new CIO from media giant NBCUniversal

Atish Banerjea has been the social media company’s CIO since October, according to his LinkedIn profile. His goal? To help Facebook scale globally and, of course, make the world ’more open and connected.’

Written by Clint Boulton12 Nov. 16 03:18

How API adoption can boosts annual profits

Boston University professors have quantified the value of APIs, the software fueling digital platforms for the likes of Apple, Facebook, Google, Uber and Airbnb. However, few companies recognize the value of APIs.

Written by Clint Boulton05 Nov. 16 02:30

6 trends that will shape cloud computing in 2017

Public, private and hybrid cloud implementations will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs seek to take advantage of the cloud’s economies of scale to build core applications.

Written by Clint Boulton03 Nov. 16 01:03

CIO's move to chief customer officer role signals trend

As CIOs are increasingly called upon to pitch their company’s products, long-time Equinix CIO Brian Lillie has a new job: Massaging the customer experience for the data center service provider.

Written by Clint Boulton12 Oct. 16 23:34