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Secrets of disruptive CIOs: Investing in tomorrow has little to do with ‘keeping the lights on’

CSC Jim Houghton, Chief Technology Officer for the Americas Region, CSC CIOs have an opportunity to play a more strategic or transformative role within the enterprise than ever before, Jim Houghton, CSC’s Chief Technology Officer for the Americas Region, told the audience at CIO Perspectives in November. Instead of just aligning with the business, CIOs can become strategic, disruptive forces driving ... Read More »

Gee, he seemed so intent on micromanaging you, too

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These are not the portals you’re looking for…

At this pilot fish’s new job, his boss Fred admits he’s not very computer savvy — which means he quickly comes to rely on fish so the boss’s lack of basic computing skills isn’t documented in endless IT help requests. “One day Fred asked me how to find and log into the supplier portal of a major customer,” says fish. ... Read More »

Video: How to fail fast, learn quickly and move forward

GE Neeraj Vijay, CIO, GE Flow Process Technologies, GE Oil Gas GE’s FastWorks program is an agile, quick-turnaround approach for developing products in the same way that start-up companies do. In the opening keynote at the CIO Perspectives event in Houston in November, 2015, Neeraj Vijay, CIO, GE Flow Process Technologies, GE Oil Gas, told the audience about his experience ... Read More »

IDG Contributor Network: Digital business predictions for 2016

In 2016, as the race to digital transformation progresses, we’ll start to see the leaders separate themselves from the rest of the pack and set a firm pace that’s fueled by five essential ingredients: a deep understanding of digital disruption, the art and science of the customer experience, the next wave of enabling technologies, a mastery of digital services and ... Read More »

Communication is a problem that can’t be fixed

Have you started thinking about what you’re going to do with the coming new year? Most people in IT spend at least a little time reflecting on how they will best take advantage of the year ahead. Whether you have or not, I invite you to take a few seconds right now to think about what problems you’d like to ... Read More »

5 legacy technologies still in high demand today

Most of these large-scale computing systems were developed in the 1960s, but use and architecture of big iron, as they’re affectionately called, continue to evolve. Their stability and reliability allow mainframes to run practically uninterrupted for decades. Industries such as retail, banking, financial services, logistics and manufacturing all rely heavily on mainframe technology and architecture, says Craig O’Malley, CEO of ... Read More »

IDG Contributor Network: Stretch, tackle and question: One CTO’s career advice

Dr. Darlene Solomon is chief technology officer for Agilent Technologies, advancing chemical and biological measurements in the life sciences, diagnostics and applied markets. After earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Stanford and a Ph.D. from MIT, she joined Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, where she held a variety of research and management positions before joining Agilent when it was spun off from ... Read More »

IDC predicts bad news for old-school IT as CEOs embrace digital transformation

More and more CEOs are peppering their corporate strategy talks with two words: digital transformation. In fact, market-research firm IDC says “it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of all the CEO proclamations related to digital transformation.” For example, the CEO of Citigroup Inc. recently declared that his company was no longer a bank but a technology company in ... Read More »

Yahoo launches new Messenger app in face of possible big changes

As Yahoo tries to breathe new life into its Messenger service, some industry analysts say it may be too little too late for a company mired in rumors of a possible sale and executive turmoil. “I always say that companies should be throwing ideas against the wall to see what sticks, and then they should build on that,” said Jeff ... Read More »

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