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Research: 2014 Strategic CIO Priorities

In our InformationWeek 2014 Strategic CIO Survey, we asked IT executives for their views about their IT organizations, the role of the CIO, and their innovation priorities around technology.

Infographic: Social is a Business Imperative

Social media is critical in the age of digital business. How can IT help? First, work with the marketing team to set up social networking programs on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, at minimum. Then work to put social media sentiment analytics in place to measure success.

5 Lessons CIOs And CMOs Should Share, Part II

Part II, five lessons CMOs can teach CIOs. Chief information officers and chief marketing officers now rely on each other to do their jobs more effectively, read more to see what they can learn from each other.

5 Lessons CIOs And CMOs Should Share, Part I

At first glance, the roles of CIO and CMO could not be more different. But now more than ever, organizations' chief information officers and chief marketing officers must rely on each other to do their jobs more effectively. This is Part I, five lessons CIOs can teach CMOs.

InformationWeek Healthcare Announces the 2013 'Healthcare CIO 20'

InformationWeek Healthcare released this year's Healthcare CIO 20, a list of the 20 most influential and accomplished technology leaders driving change in health IT. This is the third year editors of InformationWeek Healthcare have compiled this distinguished list of IT decision makers, selected for their ability to balance practical realities, like government regulatory requirements that dominate the short-term tech agenda, with a sense of purpose.

CIO Profiles: Tasos Tsolakis Of Iron Mountain

You can still be effective, even in times of reduced budgets, says Taso Tsolakis, Iron Mountain's Executive VP and Chief Information and Global Services Officer. This CIO's top initiatives include an enterprise-wide implementation of Oracle, using one system to streamline internal processes like travel, expenses, and employee learning; implementation of a human resource portal, allowing greater levels of employee self-service; and improving the technology aspects of customer service.

CIO Profile: David Rowe Of Echo Global Logistics

David Rowe, CTO of Echo Global Logistics shares how he measures IT effectiveness. At a high level, I look at metrics such as user satisfaction, sales wins over our competition, the cost of IT as a percentage of gross profit, and service-level agreements. At a detailed level, we have tools, dashboards, and reports that let us measure just about everything: services and database performance, application response times, transactional volumes, and much more.

CIO Profiles: Kevin Zaffaroni Of Acxiom

Kevin Zaffaroni, SVP of IT at Acxiom has learned the hard way never to hand over the “keys of the kingdom” to a software vendor. A top initiatives this year includes the Enterprise Data Management Platform -- Acxiom's brand has always been about big data, but with the evolution of social media, the new challenge is to derive insight from the massive amount of unstructured data that's created every minute, which EDMP addresses.

2012 Global CIO Report

Ask CIOs what they're worried about, and the No. 1 answer is speed: 57% of the IT leaders who responded to our InformationWeek 2012 Global CIO Survey cite "can't implement fast enough" as a top concern. In terms of technology priorities, the hottest project in IT is improving employee collaboration; 39% of IT leaders have a major implementation planned this year. There's a growing sense that collaboration can be much better than it is, in two major ways: One, make it more social by mimicking the energy and ease of use of Facebook, and two, pull together video, messaging, data and voice with much less hassle.