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Stories by Clint Boulton

CIOs eye Dell-EMC merger with cautious optimism

CIOs have mixed views of the blockbuster merger between Dell and EMC, two incumbent vendors struggling to boost market share in a world that is increasingly moving toward cloud services and mobile devices.

Written by Clint Boulton14 Oct. 15 21:43

CIO returns to her financial roots, as CFO

Alliant Insurance Services CIO Ilene Anders, who was promoted to CFO last week, discusses how she used IT to transform the insurance brokerage’s business.

Written by Clint Boulton12 Oct. 15 18:47

New CTO role at Starbucks reflects rise of digital business

Starbucks’ hiring of Adobe CIO Gerri Martin-Flickinger as its CTO underscores the importance digital innovation is playing in traditional businesses. But does it also mean the CIO role is under siege?

Written by Clint Boulton09 Oct. 15 15:58

CIOs: ‘We have a platform for that’

Borrowing a page out of the playbooks of Microsoft, Apple and Google, CIOs are using software platforms to extend their brand online, a necessity in today’s mobile-device-driven digital economy.

Written by Clint Boulton08 Oct. 15 21:39

Cloud services go mainstream in healthcare

CIOs who previously eschewed the cloud because vendors wouldn't protect federally regulated patient information are growing increasingly comfortable with the technology.

Written by Clint Boulton05 Oct. 15 18:14

New CIO sees potential in drones for rail inspection

Cindy Earhart became CIO of Norfolk Southern today. The 30-year company veteran of the freight train operator plans to beef up its automation software and experiment with drones to inspect rail lines.

Written by Clint Boulton01 Oct. 15 21:54

Big data projects gaining steam, but not due to the CIO

The number of big data projects businesses are kicking off is increasing, according to new data from Gartner. But other members of the C-suite – not the CIO – are initiating the plans.

Written by Clint Boulton18 Sept. 15 16:04