Clint Boulton

Senior Writer

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

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.

Public cloud: Real-world examples of strategic success

Public cloud: Real-world examples of strategic success

Companies are increasingly leveraging the public cloud as a strategic tool for digital transformation. IT leaders lend advice on driving business agility and innovation in the public cloud.

4 trends fueling hybrid-work strategies in 2021

4 trends fueling hybrid-work strategies in 2021

In 2021, IT leaders will equip reconfigured corporate offices with hoteling and contract-tracing tools and automate more business processes while extending their cybersecurity coverage.

Carrier and AWS partner on innovative cold-chain platform

Carrier and AWS partner on innovative cold-chain platform

The cold-chain storage specialist and public cloud provider are building a digital logistics network for perishables such as food and medicines.

Phillip Morris CTO scraps bimodal IT for consumer-centric model

Phillip Morris CTO scraps bimodal IT for consumer-centric model

The company’s technology transformation ties together back-office and customer-facing digital channels, says CTO Michael Voegele.

Top 5 strategic priorities for IT leaders in 2021

Top 5 strategic priorities for IT leaders in 2021

IT leaders from tech, insurance, and finance sectors share their strategic priorities for 2021. Self-service solutions, edge computing, analytics, and low-code development top CIOs’ roadmaps.

Providence crafts direct-to-home device provisioning in pandemic response

Providence crafts direct-to-home device provisioning in pandemic response

In a pivot from its digital transformation, the healthcare system built a just-in-time device-provisioning supply chain to ship ready-to-use laptops to employees’ homes.

CIOs strive to build on IT’s business cred for 2021

CIOs strive to build on IT’s business cred for 2021

IT leaders seek to leverage political capital cultivated during the COVID-19 outbreak to further cement IT as business co-creators. Here’s how to focus on what matters most.

Inclusive design: 8 tips for addressing software accessibility

Inclusive design: 8 tips for addressing software accessibility

With more users accessing digital services, it behooves brands to boost the accessibility of their websites and applications for people with disabilities. Here experts offer tips for how to craft inclusive design.

4 promising AR/VR pilots in business

4 promising AR/VR pilots in business

Augmented reality and virtual reality implementations are emerging across several sectors, thanks to their value in providing remote training and hands-free access to information.

Digital business model pays off for Toyota Financial

Digital business model pays off for Toyota Financial

As the pandemic unfolded, the company launched a private-label digital platform that allows motor vehicle makers to offer financial services to consumers, says TFS CIO Vipin Gupta.

CIOs on the hook for governance as automation rises

CIOs on the hook for governance as automation rises

With business leaders increasingly pushing for automation, CIOs must step up to help guide how and where such technologies should be deployed.

Takeda and AWS accelerate COVID-19 research push

Takeda and AWS accelerate COVID-19 research push

The pharmaceutical firm teamed with the cloud provider and Accenture to turn the corner on a digital transformation that includes faster ways to research therapies for COVID-19 sufferers, says Karl Hick, chief digital and information...

9 tips for managing the mental health of your IT teams

9 tips for managing the mental health of your IT teams

Managing mental health has become a necessary burden for IT leaders during the pandemic. The following tips may help reduce burnout and get employees the help they need.

Aspen Skiing Co. counts on change management for contactless experience

Aspen Skiing Co. counts on change management for contactless experience

With ski season set to get under way, Aspen Skiing Co. is providing safer guest experiences using digital technology, including mobile ordering and payment and touchless lift tickets.

CIOs embrace remote recruitment to land new gigs

CIOs embrace remote recruitment to land new gigs

New CIOs of Okta and Quick Base discuss their recruitment experience and offer tips for IT leaders open to or actively seeking new roles during the pandemic.

Ranpak digital transformation expands sales of packing robots

Ranpak digital transformation expands sales of packing robots

The maker of autonomous packing machines is banking on a customer-facing and back-office transformation to bolster sales, says CTO Michael Gliedman.

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