Stories by Clint Boulton

Software defined networking, IoT top CIO’s strategic priorities

Avnet’s CIO Steve Phillips plans to build and test a software-defined network and an Internet of Things solution for predictive machine maintenance. He will also mix agile and waterfall methodologies, as part of a plan to adopt a bimodal IT development process.

Written by Clint Boulton13 Jan. 16 00:51

Why one real estate CIO is sold on agile

A part of a plan to increase business value, Marcus & Millichap is embracing agile software development as it plans to refresh or replace several applications in 2016, says CIO Ken Sayward.

Written by Clint Boulton11 Jan. 16 21:02

Only 6% of the top 1,500 global companies have CDOs

Chief digital officers are in scarce supply at large global companies, says consultant PwC. But it doesn’t matter, as the role is largely transitional in nature and the CIO continues to rule IT.

Written by Clint Boulton07 Jan. 16 21:20

Farmer's Insurance eyes drones, Internet of Things

Led by a new CIO, fresh from Toyota, the insurance carrier is looking to revamp internal IT and tap emerging technologies to better support its 19 million policy holders.

Written by Clint Boulton04 Jan. 16 19:24

How CIOs will refine digital transformation in 2016

CIOs are prioritizing different needs as they help their organizations evolve to become more digital thanks to security, mobility, analytics and cloud (or SMAC) technologies. A few CIOs shared their top projects for 2016 with

Written by Clint Boulton31 Dec. 15 18:45

Why Ford's CIO is shifting gears to bimodal IT

Ford is adopting emerging technologies, such as robotics telepresence systems and ride-hailing software, while maintaining core competencies for manufacturing and other operations. Call it bimodal IT, done Ford-style.

Written by Clint Boulton16 Dec. 15 12:00

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

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