Digitizing industrial products at Cummins

Everything about Cummins is big. The Fortune 500 company manufactures engines for big vehicles, employs 63,000 people, generates $23 billion in sales, and operates all over the globe. With digital technologies making their way into Cummins’ products, much about this big company is changing all at once, including IT’s role in product engineering, the sales…

7 issues keeping CIOs up at night

The hits just keep coming — a global pandemic with no clear end in sight, business shutdowns, remote work mandates, a surge in cyber attacks, business strategy upheaval, and an uncertain business future. It’s a wonder CIOs get any sleep at night.  “All CIOs are facing a tremendous amount and variety of pressures and asks,”…

CIO Think Tank: Setting the multi-cloud agenda

In June 2020, CIO held its first CIO Think Tank, a series of virtual roundtables that brought together 30 IT leaders to unpack one of the most important issues in enterprise technology today: managing multiple clouds. The roundtables also included IDC Research Director Deepak Mohan, IDG B2B Editor-in-Chief Eric Knorr, and cloud executives Deepak Patil…

How (and why) great CIOs lead through teaching

Great IT leaders have a number of qualities in common, but one stands out in particular: their curiosity and insatiable appetite for learning. And while all great leaders are learners, there is a special class of leaders who are teachers. Longtime General Electric CEO Jack Welch was the epitome of leader as teacher. He didn’t…

Best bang for your IT budget

For many IT departments, the pandemic and its economic repercussions have led to constrained spending on technology products and services — if not outright budget cuts. This is leading many IT leaders to rethink their strategies on a short-term and medium-term basis. The current environment is forcing tech executives to consider which areas cannot afford…

How IT leaders can effectively address systemic racism

In response to ongoing protests across the United States (and globally) denouncing the institution of systemic racism that has plagued the black community for more than 400 years, many corporations have publicly announced their full support for social justice reform, anti-racism tactics, and “allyship” in various ways.  Since technology directly shapes how business is conducted…