To help their organizations succeed, CIOs need to keep up with—if not ahead of—technology trends, strategies, and best practices. C-Central for CIOs gives you the information you want and need: perspectives and analysis from global IT leaders, industry experts, technology visionaries, and peer CIOs.
Providing more timely, relevant, and accurate information is a top priority for CIOs and other executives looking to innovate. Many organizations in both the private and public sectors are embracing big data and business analytics as a strategic IT initiative to help move their enterprise forward.
Cloud computing has gained worldwide attention as one of the most significant next-wave methodologies in the delivery and consumption of IT services. Many of its core characteristics—elastic scalability, self-service provisioning, public or private deployment options, and a pay-as-you-go usage model—are challenging CIOs to rethink many of their most fundamental data center practices.
IT can no longer operate as just an internally focused cost center. Successful CIOs must continue improving the bottom line with more-efficient technologies and processes, and they must take a leadership role within the organization to invest those savings in innovative new technologies that drive top-line growth. An integrated, flexible IT infrastructure is essential to addressing the realities of a volatile, globally interdependent economy and capitalizing on emerging market opportunities.
Businesses are becoming more social every day. It's not a matter of when to become a social business, but how to become a social business. To accomplish this, CIOs need to help create engaging user experiences that integrate yesterday's enterprise applications with today's social technologies. Architected correctly, companies can solve business problems more quickly, resulting in increased innovation and greater sales.
Virtualization started as a means of server consolidation, but IT needs are evolving as data centers are becoming service providers. An isolated hypervisor cannot provide the speed and time to market required to deploy a complete application stack. To realize the full benefits of virtualization, CIOs must look beyond simple consolidation and choose virtualization solutions that are integrated with the applications and infrastructure to create "application-driven" virtualization.
Is your company a software-driven business? It's not just semantics, it's a matter of survival, warns a new compelling report from Accenture. Read this Forbes.com Post »
Was controversial King Richard III the villain Shakespeare made him out to be? Or was he laid low by mismanagement of his true identity—and character? Read this Forbes.com Post »
With 10,000 paying customers and 25 million users on Oracle Cloud, Oracle's showing an enormous commitment to cloud computing. So it's time for the anti-Oracle commentariat to step out of their reality-distortion field. Read this Forbes.com Post »
The infusion of software and intelligence into formerly "dumb" devices hits the venerable sewing machine, as our consumer-driven economy accelerates the pace of business. Read this Forbes.com Post »
Oracle's Bob Evans discusses Apple's surge past Samsung as the iPhone 5's popularity underscores the need for businesses to have an end-to-end mobile enterprise strategy. Read this Forbes.com Post »
In Forbes.com, Oracle's Bob Evans discusses the McKinsey Quarterly report on protecting information in the cloud, and how economic value must be balanced against risk. Read this Forbes.com Post »
It's crunch time in the CIO's battle to push more spending away from low-value infrastructure and legacy baggage in order to fund customer-facing innovation and growth. Read this Forbes.com Post »
Businesses operate in a highly volatile global environment in which technology has become inseparable from business process, customer engagement, and more. This environment requires intense involvement from CIOs. Read this Forbes.com Post »
The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a global survey of 226 executives to identify fundamental strategies and procedures that can help promote business-led innovation. Read More »
CIOs are chartered with increasing automation and supporting new business ventures, yet each new project introduces another layer of complexity. Read More »
Despite tremendous advancements at the application layer, nearly all IT initiatives succeed or fail based on the quality and consistency of the underlying data. Read More »
Astute CIOs are combining social media and networking tools to boost productivity and enhance collaboration among employees, partners, and customers. Read More »
Capturing and analyzing unstructured, semistructured, and traditional enterprise data in an integrated way yields new insights that help CIOs and business executives gain a thorough understanding of their business. Read More »
Demanding workloads for demanding CIOs are powered by Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic—breakthrough new architectures that are game changers. Read More »
Enterprise architecture aligns IT activities with an organization’s business strategy to grow, innovate, and respond to market demands—enabled by an IT function that is 100 percent in synch with the business. Read More »
Oracle SVP Bob Evans and Leap Wireless CTO Robert Strickland discuss mobile and social technologies.
Oracle SVP Bob Evans and Leap Wireless CTO Robert Strickland talk about how technology is changing the role of the CIO at Leap Wireless.
Oracle SVP Bob Evans and Leap Wireless CTO Robert Strickland talk about growth and the innovation cycle.
Oracle SVP Bob Evans and Leap Wireless CTO Robert Strickland discuss a CIO's outlook on big data and its business impact.
Max Thomas, CIO of Grupo Abril, on the opportunities and challenges of a high-growth market and transformational business model.
CIO Sang Man Lee provides insights into the strategies and technologies implemented at the world’s largest cargo airline.