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What CIOs need to know before delving into enterprise IoT projects
The Monsanto Company, the world's largest seed company, has turned to the Internet of Things to solve one of the food industry's biggest problems: how to feed an extra 2.3 billion people around the world by 2050. The agrochemical company isn't alone in looking at IoT to solve big problems. CIOs from across industries are researching the technology and vendors that can help them turn an acronym into a business solution. But as our CIO Decisions cover story and main feature this month make clear, IoT initiatives won't happen without close collaboration with business colleagues and operations. Read about the IoT challenges CIOs need to understand before they get started on an enterprise IoT project.
Also in this issue, we look at how free app Duolingo teaches users foreign languages through crowdsourcing; investigate how one CIO's team made the "big switch" from technology supplier to IT service provider; ask an expert about the technologies behind digital transformation; and flag five big mistakes that put CIO careers at risk.
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Features in this issue
From the business problem to the technology, here's what CIOs need to know to get started on an enterprise IoT initiative.
To address gaps between business expectations and IT delivery, CIO Gary Watkins came up with a model to make his IT team the company's IT service provider of choice.
Digital transformation is full of unknowns, but having a platform to enable transformation isn't one of them. MIT's Jeanne Ross explains in this Q&A.
News in this issue
IoT is mature enough for enterprise adoption, said a panel of experts at the 2015 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, but successful deployments require CIOs to engage with operational technology.
Columns in this issue
IoT has joined the long and ever-growing list of acronyms IT professionals love to invoke when talking shop. The difference with this acronym is that -- despite its techie ring -- it stands for business transformation.
Today, customers rule -- CIOs who don't submit put their careers at risk. Analyst Bobby Cameron details five binds that spell doom for CIO positions.