10 reasons IT leaders fail at innovation

Innovation is an important driver of growth, and many technology leaders aspire to build capabilities that can deliver sustained innovation. But they have a steep hill to climb: A quarter of CIOs who participated in Deloitte’s most recent global CIO survey say their innovation capabilities are nonexistent. Only 11 percent assessed their current innovation capabilities…

The 22 best project management tools for business

Top-level project managers are in high demand, thanks to the high-level leadership, knowledge, and capabilities they bring to business projects. But having the right set of tools is also essential to project management success. Project management tools and templates not only increase team productivity and effectiveness but also prepare the organization for changes brought about…

IT-business alignment in the digital age

Three years ago, Bill Martin stepped into the CIO role at AEG Worldwide, a sports and live entertainment company, inheriting what he saw as an outdated IT model that lacked alignment with AEG’s vision. After consulting with senior leadership about its business needs, Martin received approval for a new, multiyear IT strategy featuring a revamped…

IT’s new ROI: Return on innovation

After years of leading Colliers International through its digital transformation and dealing with the pressure to create new business solutions quickly, CIO Mihai Strusievici has come to a troubling conclusion: “We can create applications very fast, but our business partners may have expectations that if you do it fast, that you also got it right…

A ‘first 100-days’ plan for the new CIO

When SAIC, the large government technology services provider, acquired Engility, a smaller engineering services firm, Engility CIO Nathan Rogers became CIO of SAIC. While SAIC’s retiring CIO, Bob Fecteau, had built a high performing team, Rogers still faced the huge challenge of integrating two large companies in a short timeframe. “We had to get people…

Chipotle doubles digital sales with loyalty app

Once a novelty, a strong digital presence has become table stakes for helping companies satisfy customers. There’s no better example of this phenomenon than Chipotle Mexican Grill, whose revamped mobile application and loyalty program have helped the company nearly double digital sales in recent quarters. “The thing that has been most exciting — and perhaps…