Clint Boulton

Senior Writer

Clint Boulton is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT leadership, the CIO role, and digital transformation.

Why great chief data officers are so hard to find

Retail CIO improves project management for POS push

Retail CIO improves project management for POS push

Red Wing Shoes overcame several legacy technology and business process hurdles to modernize its antiquated point-of-sale software.

Capital One moves to DevOps to keep pace with customers
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Capital One moves to DevOps to keep pace with customers

The banking company is building software faster to keep up with consumers’ evolving preferences for digital banking services.

Departure of Target CDO underscores C-suite tensions

Departure of Target CDO underscores C-suite tensions

The removal of Target’s chief digital officer after only four months suggests that integrating new members into the C-suite can be a challenging, contentious enterprise.

How Wal-Mart enables 'innersourcing' with Github

How Wal-Mart enables 'innersourcing' with Github

The big box retailer’s technology arm has adopted the open source ethos, encouraging its engineers to write code and share it with time-crunched teams that can use the help.

CIOs who master digital transformations will win CEO jobs

CIOs who master digital transformations will win CEO jobs

CIOs who work closely with CEOs to direct digital strategies will eventually find themselves in the CEO’s seat themselves, according to Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff.

How the NSA uses behavior analytics to detect threats
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How the NSA uses behavior analytics to detect threats

The CIO of the National Security Agency says analytics protect the U.S. intelligence community’s private cloud system from internal and external threats.

Board getting more involved in cybersecurity, but is it enough?

Board getting more involved in cybersecurity, but is it enough?

Despite operating in a state of hyper vigilance regarding cybersecurity threats, board participation in such planning is at only 45 percent, according to 10,000 executives surveyed by PwC.

CIOs must collaborate with a new ‘digital champion’ – the CEO
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CIOs must collaborate with a new ‘digital champion’ – the CEO

Although CIOs typically man the front lines of emerging technologies, CMOs, CDOs and, yes, now CEOs are spending more on IT to drive digital innovation.

Agile, continuous delivery models represent a ‘cultural shift for IT’

Agile, continuous delivery models represent a ‘cultural shift for IT’

CIOs say their software development models are evolving to incorporate more rapid, iterative delivery and deployment. This requires special talent management.

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