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Symposium Partner Event in UK: The Changing Nature of Innovation and the Role of the CIO to Drive and Lead the Opportunity

As the global economy slowly begins to emerge from the downturn, companies are evolving their focus on cost cutting to look for opportunities to emerge in the new “normal” more competitive and positioned for growth.  The role of technology in innovating out of the downturn is far-reaching, and the opportunities for CIOs to take the […]

Symposium Partner Event in NYC:
CEOs See Technology as Growth Driver; CIOs Don’t… a Discussion

The symposium partner,  Center for CIO Leadership, a member driven community to advance the CIO profession, is hosting an exclusive executive event for CEOs, CIOs, CFOs and other members of the C-Suite on Thursday, October 21, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in New York City. Salon Theme:  “CEOs See Technology as Growth Driver; CIOs Don’t… […]

Starbucks CIO Brewing Up Much More than Free Wi-Fi

CIO Stephen Gillett is no plain old IT order-taker. He’s leading a new group developing even more in-store tech offerings–and delivering what CEOs want most from CIOs: strategic innovation.

Re-thinking: CIO Role in a 21st Century Corporation

There has been lot of discussions about the role of CIO in 21st century enterprises. While some pundits strongly argue and make their predictions on slowly diminishing role of CIOs – some strongly believe that CIOs should play a strategic role in shaping and preparing the enterprises for 21st century. CIOs need to think differently – just technology perspective is not enough and they need to start creating value for the businesses. I think CIOs can play a very influential role in bridging the customers, suppliers, partners, and innovation channels by aligning technology from business perspective. So, what do you think? As a CIO, what do you need to increase your shelf-life in an organization and align your teams with business executives. Share your ideas and thoughts.

Dell in $3.9 Billion Deal for Perot, Expanding Services

Perot Systems is “a premium asset with great people that enhances our opportunities for immediate and long-term growth,” Mr. Dell said in a statement. “There will be efficiencies from combining the companies, but the acquisition makes such great sense because of the obvious ways our businesses complement each other.”