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The pivotal CIO: Strategic mandates and an urgency to transform

“Who needs a CIO?” The IBM Global CIO Study raised that question back in 2011. At that time, the usefulness of a centralized CIO role was under question, with technology being infused into every aspect of the organization as peer executives applied specific technologies to support their disciplines. However, the 2011 study revealed that CIOs […]

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Organizations are reinventing their businesses with AI

A gap is emerging between companies that have embraced artificial intelligence (AI) and those that have not. Early adopters are using AI to rethink and reinvent their enterprises, positioning themselves to discover innovations that were once unimaginable. Those that haven’t yet leveraged AI are missing out on insights and opportunities that could help transform their […]

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The risk of disruption is a regional phenomenon

Nearly half of the more than 7,000 executives we’ve surveyed so far for the IBM Global C-suite Study report little to no disruption in their industries. At first, this finding surprised us. Now, we have a possible explanation for it: Some regions seem to be more affected by disruption than others. If you operate mainly […]

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Companies ignore the threat of disruption at their own peril

Industry disruption is here to stay according to research institutions, top analysts and the business press, but many C-suite executives (CxOs) beg to differ. Almost half of the 6,000 CxOs we’ve surveyed through June as part of the IBM Global C-suite Study say their industry is experiencing little to no disruption today. If disruption really […]

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Alternative payment options threaten to unsettle the business world

As alternative payment options such as PayPal and Google Wallet gain popularity, they also are climbing the list of the C-suite’s top concerns. The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) has tracked global industry trends through its ongoing series of C-suite studies since 2003. Our latest research, which we will publish in 2018, shows that […]

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5 Keys to driving automation adoption

Despite the attention-grabbing headlines, suggesting the workforce may one day be replaced by an army of robots, the reality is more complex. Fewer than 5% of jobs are fully automatable, according to McKinsey – but most roles have the potential to automate a significant proportion of their activities. This is the case in IT, where […]

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Blockchain Explorers are breaking away from the competition

As boundaries between industries continue to blur, new leaders are emerging: the Blockchain Explorers. They are far more open to new possibilities and experimentation. They have the capacity to learn fast and the capability to move even faster. And if past performance is any indication, they’re poised to break away. Who are the Explorers? Researchers […]

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Gartner Symposium Recap: CEO is a Friend, Not a Foe

This week I am reporting live at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Orlando. After a full day of sessions ranging from the importance of agile culture to IT security, the main theme that came about was the relationship between the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). There’s been more significance placed on […]

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C-suite must reads: the Internet of Things, e-mail tips, business-trip secrets, doing good

As an editor and C-suite-focused program lead, I try my best to keep up with topics that help senior executives–and aspiring senior executives–build a competitive edge. Those topics can range from technologies to watch and invest in, to travel tips that can make business trips more successful and comfortable. So this week, I’m going to […]

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A conversation with Viewpointe CTO Kevin Kearns

During the recent CIO Leadership Exchange event in Chicago, I had the pleasure to chat with Kevin Kearns, Viewpointe’s Chief Technology Officer. Viewpointe helps large, complex organizations manage, secure and monitor their data via hosted digital archives. Kevin joined Viewpointe in 2005 as Director of Application Delivery. He was named Chief Technology Officer in 2008, and […]

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New Thinking: The business of IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the most talked about terms in the buzz-word driven technology sector, but at the recent MIT CIO Symposium many experts believe that for all the excitement, IoT needs operational linkage if it is ever to fulfill its promise. Chris O’Connor, General Manager of IBM Internet of […]

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5 key issues CIOs discussed at the CIO Leadership Exchange

On July 16, some of the nation’s most accomplished chief information officers gathered in Chicago for IBM’s CIO Leadership Exchange, where they engaged in insightful discussions about the challenges they face. Despite tornado warnings and flash floods in the Chicago area that disrupted travel, and the happy distraction (at least for Blackhawks fans!) of Chicago […]

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