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- Innovative Chief Information Officers can apply for a prestigious award at the MIT CIO Symposium, however, the deadline is approaching. - A top US Air Force leader offers advice on managing business transformation, people, and technology on a huge scale. - A special edition of CxOTalk (episode 44) brings together three top analysts to discuss why enterprise software is so uninspired and how to fix the problem. The conversation is fun, exciting, and completely engaging. - During a conversation with Workday's Chief Technology Officer, Stan Swete, we spoke about simplifying enterprise applications for the cloud. - Many startups (and even large software companies) focus on features instead of customers. Stanford professor, Steve Blank, redefines how a software startup should approach... everything. - The Chief Marketing Officer of LexisNexis describes how to achieve traditional marketing and demand generation objectives with social media. - New research from Gartner and CIO Magazine describe the shift from infrastructure to digital transformation. But, not all organizations are ready to change. - Three of the most innovative CIOs in government suggest ways to improve federal, state, and local information technology. - The Chief Scientist of salesforce.com, JP Rangaswami, discusses new styles of management on the latest episode of CxOTalk. - Venture capitalist, Fred Wilson, presents important business model innovations in enterprise technology. Corporate leadership should listen and learn. - New data shows that the enterprise apps is most profitable for mobile developers. There are clear implications for both software companies and CIOs. - CxOTalk brings together top executives, authors, and analysts to a live forum every week. Here is what you need to know. - A contest on BYOD, and similar, failures in the enterprise exposes rifts and missed expectations between users and IT. - In an unusual public relations strategy, IBM lashed out against Bridgestone over fault on an IT failure. Although one-sided claims on both sides lack credibility, there are important PR lessons to learn. - Salesforce.com's annual conference brought together many great startups among the 135,000 registrants. Invoca, Introhive, and Addvocate are among the best of these startups. - California's Marin County has started a new enterprise implementation and learned lessons from the past. Meanwhile, Deloitte consulting is under scrutiny for recent IT failures in Massachusetts and California. - Hearings over Deloitte's role in major IT disasters offer a fascinating glimpse inside the big money world of politics and technology. - A new book by respected Gartner analyst, Tina Nunno, recommends controversial tactics for solving problems and getting ahead. Will her suggestions work or backfire on CIOs who try them? - The days of IT as a back office order-taker are gone. Learn how to benefit your company, grow professionally, and take advantage of great CIO opportunities that lie just ahead. - The role of community is shifting from customer support and service to being part of the brand marketing mix. Chief Marketing Officers should take note of this trend.
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