Clint Boulton

Senior Writer

Clint Boulton is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT leadership, the CIO role, and digital transformation.

Johnson Controls and Microsoft birth ‘digital twin’ for building management

Johnson Controls and Microsoft birth ‘digital twin’ for building management

Johnson Controls built its digital twin platform in Microsoft Azure to simulate building management operations.

CIOs battle product management pitfalls

CIOs battle product management pitfalls

Product management is increasingly the preferred method of delivering digital capabilities. Yet the transition from a project-based mindset is rife with challenges, say IT leaders and experts.

With Viva, Microsoft aims to augment the employee experience

With Viva, Microsoft aims to augment the employee experience

Microsoft wants employees to spend more time in its enterprise applications. Whether users will want to do so remains to be seen.

7 IT leadership lessons learned from COVID-19

7 IT leadership lessons learned from COVID-19

IT leaders from HP, McAfee, Johnson Controls, and other enterprises reflect on what they learned after leading teams through a full year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBRE’s digital strategy aims to ease return-to-office challenges

CBRE’s digital strategy aims to ease return-to-office challenges

The commercial real estate firm sits at the nexus of the global return-to-the-office movement. Here’s how CBRE’s tech chief is leveraging tech to ease the transition for clients and employees.

CIOs double down on D&I to build stronger businesses

CIOs double down on D&I to build stronger businesses

IT leaders are facilitating multi-pronged efforts to hire employees from underrepresented groups, though cultivating belonging remains a difficult — and often unfulfilled — task.

How Intel IT helped create $1.6B in business value during the pandemic

How Intel IT helped create $1.6B in business value during the pandemic

Intel boosted business value while preserving chip foundry operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how CIO Archie Deskus executed her transformation.

AWS customers and partners confident in CEO transition — for now

AWS customers and partners confident in CEO transition — for now

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos tabbed longtime AWS CEO Andy Jassy to fill his shoes this summer. Here’s what tech leaders and partners have to say about the move.

Hispanic sales chief calls inclusion critical for women in tech

Hispanic sales chief calls inclusion critical for women in tech

Ivonne Valdes has transformed cloud service sales at Schneider Electric. Here Valdes, a decorated diversity champion, discusses the importance of fostering belonging and inclusion in the workplace.

New IBM sales strategy catches CIOs’ attention

New IBM sales strategy catches CIOs’ attention

IBM is streamlining its operations and simplifying its sales approach to align with a honed focus on hybrid cloud. Will CIOs buy from the revamped business?

LGBTQ IT exec: Why inclusion is critical to corporate culture

LGBTQ IT exec: Why inclusion is critical to corporate culture

Mindy Ferguson, a managing vice president at Capital One, discusses the importance of senior leaders fostering a feeling of belonging, which is often missing from diversity and inclusion efforts.

Lockheed Martin accelerates data science with Domino Data Lab

Lockheed Martin accelerates data science with Domino Data Lab

The defense contractor has empowered its data scientists with self-service capabilities and centralized modeling, says Matt Seaman, chief data and analytics officer of enterprise operations.

6 business concepts IT leaders should master

6 business concepts IT leaders should master

CIOs must master critical business concepts when speaking to their leadership peers. Here are some essential terms.

7 enterprise cloud strategy trends for 2021

7 enterprise cloud strategy trends for 2021

Maximizing the value of hybrid cloud, while managing sprawl and cloud costs, is top of mind for CIOs seeking to boost business outcomes this year.

Digital CX: The key to thriving through the pandemic

Digital CX: The key to thriving through the pandemic

IT leaders have undertaken a variety of digital initiatives to improve customer experience (CX) throughout the pandemic. Here CIOs discuss their efforts to bolster their corporate brands.

10 most misused buzzwords in IT

10 most misused buzzwords in IT

The tech industry is rife with overhyped jargon. Here IT leaders discuss buzzy terms all too often misapplied by vendors and colleagues alike.

At FedEx, sensors and analytics fuel COVID-19 vaccine distribution

At FedEx, sensors and analytics fuel COVID-19 vaccine distribution

FedEx is relying on insights from its SenseAware ID IoT system and Microsoft’s Azure machine learning software to ensure coronavirus vaccines reach their final destinations.

Cloud, telco providers show the promise of 5G edge

Cloud, telco providers show the promise of 5G edge

Fueled by vendor innovation, interest in 5G wireless networks and edge computing is growing, but IT leaders must first evaluate the cost and efficacy of these converging technologies before committing.

Product-based IT: A bold shift to business value

Product-based IT: A bold shift to business value

IT leaders are swapping out project-based IT service delivery in favor of product development models predicated on business outcomes.

Hybrid work model helps VMware navigate the pandemic

Hybrid work model helps VMware navigate the pandemic

The software maker’s hybrid work model enables employees to work almost anywhere, an effort that includes new conference room tech and experiments with meetings conducted in virtual reality.

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