Digital business transformation and innovation

  • July 13, 2011 13 Jul'11

    Building an innovation pipeline that's not a pipe dream

    "We like to call it our innovation pipeline, but that sounds rather presumptuous," CIO Christopher Perretta confesses, pausing for a split second. "But it is!" he crows. Perretta is CIO at State ...

  • June 09, 2011 09 Jun'11

    CIO, CEO of New York Life RPS tackle IT organization transformation

    New York Life Retirement Plan Services' CIO and CEO discuss the changing role of the IT organization, and why social media is topping their agenda.

  • May 20, 2011 20 May'11

    MIT's CIO conference takes on the viability of IT innovation

    What struck me at this year's MIT CIO conference was the argument over what constitutes IT innovation and, as some speakers put it, whether IT is even capable of being innovative. Innovation ...

  • March 11, 2011 11 Mar'11

    IT innovation isn't new, but essential to maintain a competitive edge

    IT innovation: It's the buzzword of the year. But what does it actually mean? According to, to innovate means to introduce something new or to make changes in anything established. ...

  • February 03, 2011 03 Feb'11

    What's Tiger Mom got to do with IT innovation at Chevron?

    In the service of our new series on CIO innovators, I spoke this morning with IT executive Peter Breunig at Chevron Corp. about the American energy company's approach to IT innovation. Chevron is ...

  • February 01, 2011 01 Feb'11

    IT innovation is just a matter of time

    Innovation is a popular topic among IT professionals and media. It's also one of the more misunderstood concepts. If you ask 10 CIOs what IT innovation means to them or to their companies, you will ...

  • January 27, 2011 27 Jan'11

    A CIO's journey to bring back IT innovation

    IT innovation was lost behind an Iron Curtain at H.B. Fuller until "turnaround" CIO Steven John was brought in to shake up the company's Eastern Bloc mentality.

  • November 19, 2010 19 Nov'10

    Business is accountable for changing the IT culture, too

    Alice, from the comic strip “Dilbert,” asks IT nemesis Wally to make a change to a report. Wally’s response: “I need a business plan for your request.” The exchange is telling of an IT culture ...

  • October 14, 2010 14 Oct'10

    Thanks to USPS IT innovation, 'the check's in the mail' won't cut it

    The U.S. Postal Service and IT innovation doesn't strike me as a natural pairing. But after listening to CIO Ross Philo, a Brit who was named to the post in 2008 after a long career in the oil and ...

  • September 10, 2010 10 Sep'10

    Emerging technology that's hitting its stride

    Social media, it seems, is on everyone's mind these days. How do I use it as a business tool? Should I allow employees to use social media tools for business purposes? Its uses are varied, but it ...

  • July 14, 2010 14 Jul'10

    IT consolidation for business innovation

    I’ve been touching base with IT folks and analysts lately to get a feel for the projects people are working on these days, and the phrases that keep coming up are IT consolidation, modernization ...

  • March 19, 2010 19 Mar'10

    IT execs weigh in on cloud computing and IT business transformation

    I was at a Boston Society for Information Management (SIM) event the other day on transformation: how CIOs are transforming the business and the role of IT, but what struck me is how little a role ...

  • March 03, 2010 03 Mar'10

    Are innovation strategies back on CIO agendas?

    IT innovation, that fraught phrase, has come roaring back after maintaining a polite silence during the fiscal misery of 2008 and 2009. Companies are starting to broadcast their efforts to foster ...

  • December 05, 2008 05 Dec'08

    Bank of America rolls out new secure online banking tool

    Bank of America has introduced a new security feature for customers – the SafePass Card. Adding more protection to transactions, the SafePass Card is Bank of America’s next layer of secure online ...

  • November 14, 2008 14 Nov'08

    The Web 2.0/social media revolution inches along

    More evidence this week that the Web 2.0/social media revolution may be advancing, but it ain’t here yet: Instant messaging hasn’t become the preferred method of communication among IT staff; nor ...