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Special Report: Today's CIO

January 2013

Chief information officers know there are big challenges up ahead. To be successful, CIOs must develop strategies for helping their organizations become a revenue-generating part of the business, including creating plans for transforming big data into big opportunities. Learn more about this changing executive role, and get expert insight from Oracle Senior Vice President Bob Evans, CSC President Lemuel Lasher and others into what should be at the top of every CIOs priority list in 2013.

The Strategic CIO Agenda 2013
From Oracle's Bob Evans, senior vice president of communications: “The coming year will see intense CIO involvement in optimizing customer experiences, exploiting analytics, transforming Big Data to Big Opportunities, accelerating all facets of enterprise execution, mainstreaming social capabilities, and enabling co-creation of value with customers.”

White Paper: Top 10 Data Warehouse Trends for 2013
This past year, big data, cloud platforms, and business intelligence emerged front and center for enterprise IT. Look ahead to 2013 and the trends, solutions, and technologies that will be at the top of every CIO's to-do list.

Webcast: Key Challenges Facing Today's CIO
Lemuel Lasher, President, Global Business Solutions Group and Chief Innovation Officer, CSC speaks at Oracle OpenWorld about the dilemmas facing today's CIOs, including the tension between growth and austerity.

Charting a New Course
“The function of IT is to help the business drive innovation,” reports SangMan Lee, senior vice president and CIO at Korean Air. “To position for the future, we knew we needed to expand our market share and enhance profitability, even as we differentiate our level of customer service. As technology advances, it gives us more opportunities to leverage information.”

The CIO As Revenue Rainmaker: Seven Excellent Examples
For far too long, most CIOs have been insulated from the core missions of every business: generating revenue and profit, and delighting customers. But that old-fashioned construct is changing rapidly as technology becomes more deeply infused in every facet of business operations and almost every facet of our individual lives, and as a challenging global economy forces companies to wring new revenue out of new ideas.

The Complexity Conundrum: Changing the Game by Simplifying IT
By tackling complexity and simplifying IT, CIOs buy more time and resources to create value for the business. Even a modest shift in IT spending toward growing or transforming the business can help. Unfortunately, according to a recent article in MIT Technology Review, 70 to 90 percent of today's companies aren't even close to leveraging IT in this way.

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