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As Marketing moves to leverage information technology the need for CMO and CIO collaboration has never been greater (US) IBM's Institute for Business Value analyses nearly 5000 interviews with CMOs and CIOs to provide fresh insights

IBM's Institute for Business Value analyses nearly 5000 interviews with CMOs and CIOs to provide fresh insights into the value more of improved collaboration between CMOs and CIOs. It is a clear response to the radical shifts occurring in both the Marketing and Information Technology (IT) fields. less

Customer Intimacy Learn how to position IT as a driver of sustainable growth in this Centre for CIO Leadership study

Research shows that getting closer to the customer is a top priority for many organisations. Read the CIO Zone more story on how CIOs can better engage with their customers. less

Partnering for business growth - what leading CIOs have discovered Learn how to position IT as a driver of sustainable growth in this Centre for CIO Leadership study

White paper from the Centre for CIO Leadership explores the steps that CIOs can take to position information more technology as a driver of sustainable business growth - and position themselves as business partners in leading this growth. less

Research and Insights

The smarter planet: a mandate for CIO leadership in a radically changing world (PDF, 364KB) The smarter planet: a mandate for CIO leadership in a radically changing world

With digital technology increasingly embedded into systems and processes, becoming smarter is imperative. What must more CIOs understand? less

Capitalising on Complexity (PDF, 1.5MB) Capitalising on Complexity

In a demanding and volatile business environment, CEOs are feeling the pressure. The ‘Capitalising on Complexity’ more report explains the implications and opportunities this presents for CIOs. less

Six key skills CIOs need to master business leadership Six key skills CIOs need to master business leadership

A report from Centre for CIO Leadership offers insights and a roadmap for CIOs to follow as they negotiate the more challenges and opportunities of creating sustainable business value for the enterprise. For each of the Centre's six core competencies, detailed findings and insights on the current state of CIOs' skills are offered. less

Case studies

Avon Products, Inc. Donagh Herlihy, Senior VP and CIO: Maximising Partner Relationships Avon Products, Inc. Donagh Herlihy, Senior VP and CIO: Maximising Partner Relationships

How can CIOs best leverage partner relationships to get things accomplished? Donagh Herlihy, Senior VP & CIO more of Avon, discusses. less

Avon Products, Inc. Donagh Herlihy, Senior VP and CIO: Maximising Partner Relationships

Colgate-Palmolive Company, Tom Greene, VP & CIO: The Value of Looking Beyond Your Own Business Avon Products, Inc. Donagh Herlihy, Senior VP and CIO: Maximising Partner Relationships

To keep up with trends and new technologies, it helps to look at what the competition is doing. Tom Greene, VP & CIO of more Colgate-Palmolive, discusses how this works with his employees. less

Colgate-Palmolive Company, Tom Greene, VP & CIO: The Value of Looking Beyond Your Own Business

Partnering to manage the application portfolio (00:04:19) Partnering to manage the application portfolio

Leaders from Westfield Insurance Company talk about their partnership with IBM to manage core business applications.

Solutions

IBM expands the SmartCloud portfolio with new services and software offering unprecedented choice, security and portability (US) Learn more about the industry's most advanced cloud services and software

Learn more about the industry's most advanced cloud services and software, which have been designed from the ground more up for enterprise clients. The latest IBM SmartCloud services and capabilities introduce unprecedented choice, security and portability as businesses shift critical activities to the cloud and approach its use as a platform for business. less

IT Strategy and Design Services (US) IT strategy and design services from IBM can help CIOs successfully assess, plan and design an enterprisewide approach that supports business goals.

IT strategy and design services from IBM can help CIOs successfully assess, plan and design an enterprise-wide approach more that supports business goals. less

IT Strategy and Performance Assessment (PDF, 429KB) The IT Strategy Assessment helps CIOs align the current IT strategy, resources and investment to changes in business direction.

The IT Strategy Assessment helps CIOs align the current IT strategy, resources and investment to changes more in business direction and corporate strategy. It focuses on core value drivers in key process areas in order to make targeted improvements. less

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