• Spring 2021: State of the CIO
    Welcome to the Spring 2021 digital issue of CIO. In these pages, we take a deep dive into our annual State of the CIO research to understand the evolving role of the CIO, including the areas where they are taking on new responsibilities, the top business initiatives driving IT investments, ... read more
    Published on 2021-04-14
  • How Nextdoor’s engineering team jumped into action to help small businesses during COVID-19
    Mai Le is head of the local and public agency engineering at Nextdoor and was previously head of customer obsession engineering at Uber. Mai is also a member of ENG, a peer network of VPs of Engineering and CTOs from leading SaaS companies. Mai joined Nextdoor with the mandate to build ... read more
    Published on 2021-04-13
  • Project management methodologies: How to choose the best for success
    Every project — and project team — is different, and to ensure success, the project management methodology (PMM) chosen to steer each project to completion should match not just the project and team’s needs, but also those of the project’s stakeholders and the organization at large. The right project management methodology ... read more
    Published on 2021-04-13
  • 7 business skills every IT leader needs to succeed
    The days when CIOs could glide into a long-term career based solely on their technical abilities are rapidly fading.“It’s no longer enough for IT leaders to be tech experts,” warns Bob Hersch, a principal at Deloitte Consulting. The best-in-class CIOs of today are also business savvy, using their knowledge to ... read more
    Published on 2021-04-13
  • 5 perspectives on modern data analytics
    Some things don't change, even during a pandemic. Consistent with previous years, in CIO’s 2021 State of the CIO survey, a plurality of the 1,062 IT leaders surveyed chose “data/business analytics” as the No.1 tech initiative expected to drive IT investment.Unfortunately, analytics initiatives seldom do nearly as well when it comes ... read more
    Published on 2021-04-12
  • Johnson Controls and Microsoft birth ‘digital twin’ for building management
    Industrial companies have long struggled to put together the computational horsepower and modeling techniques required to derive meaningful insights from sensor data, giving rise to the so-called digital twin. Johnson Controls is building one such virtual version of physical assets, using Microsoft Azure cloud software to improve how buildings are ... read more
    Published on 2021-04-12
  • Analytics in the cloud: Key challenges and how to overcome them
    Like so many other IT functions, data analytics is moving to the cloud. And as with other cloud-based endeavors, this presents both opportunities and challenges.One of the top 10 data and analytics technology trends for 2021 cited by Gartner is the use of open, containerized analytics architectures that make analytics ... read more
    Published on 2021-04-12
  • API management: What CIOs should know
    Application programming interfaces (APIs) are fast proving to be significant tools in creating business value for CIOs embarking on digital transformations or seeking to develop new revenue streams.APIs can translate text, label images, send text messages, check for fraud, retrieve open banking data, and handle an increasingly large variety of ... read more
    Published on 2021-04-09
  • The biggest enterprise technology M&A deals of 2021
    Already in 2021, we’ve seen enterprise tech acquisitions in hardware, software, and services that have topped $1 billion — although so far there’s nothing to rival the two blockbuster deals announced in 2020,’s $27.7 billion offer for Slack and AMD’s $35 billion bid for Xilinx, both of which have ... read more
    Published on 2021-04-09
  • 6 reasons to invest in enterprise architecture tools
    Enterprise architecture is designed to bring order to the vast realm of corporate IT and its burgeoning collection of machines and software, a cornucopia unimaginable just a few decades ago. Desktops, tablets, phones — screens as far as the eye can see. And that’s not counting screenless gadgets like sensors, ... read more
    Published on 2021-04-08
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