Clint Boulton

Senior Writer

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

Why GE is winning the war for tech talent

Why GE is winning the war for tech talent

GE is poaching elite engineers from top technology companies by offering big challenges, sexy software and attractive compensation packages.

Think twice before you hire a chief AI officer

Think twice before you hire a chief AI officer

Is it time for companies to install a chief artificial intelligence officer to manage machine learning, natural language processing and associated efforts?

Edge computing will blow away the cloud

Edge computing will blow away the cloud

Self-contained devices, such as autonomous vehicles, drones and IoT devices, will push out cloud services as more computing moves to the edge, say venture capitalists.

Virtual assistants move into DevOps

Virtual assistants move into DevOps

DevOps practices are fueling adoption of ChatOps and VoiceOps, in which IT departments are leveraging Slack, Amazon.com’s Alexa and other like tools to automate operations.

CIO sees mobile platform as patient engagement cure

CIO sees mobile platform as patient engagement cure

St. Luke's Healthcare Systems is deploying a single platform that allows patients to access medical records, pay bills and book appointments from their mobile devices.

How DevOps, agile spurred Slack enterprise adoption

How DevOps, agile spurred Slack enterprise adoption

Capital One’s IT staff began using Slack to share code, communicate and collaborate on the bank’s crucial software development. Now it’s spreading across department boundaries.

Insurance spin-out rides API-driven strategy

Insurance spin-out rides API-driven strategy

Allstate’s Arity spin-out has embraced an analytics-based platform strategy similar to those used by the likes of Uber and Lyft.

Application monitoring becomes table stakes in the digital age

Application monitoring becomes table stakes in the digital age

The lofty premium Cisco paid for AppDynamics underscores the importance of application performance monitoring software, which customers such as United Airlines use to support flight operations and passenger services.

U.S. companies spending millions to satisfy Europe's GDPR

U.S. companies spending millions to satisfy Europe's GDPR

PwC says CIOs are allocating millions of dollars from their budgets to accommodate the Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, which will require U.S. companies to meet stringent data privacy rules in 2018.

Pharmaceutical giant partners to push analytics

Pharmaceutical giant partners to push analytics

Merck KGaA is banking on partnerships with Silicon Valley analytics companies as it automates a supply chain challenged by spikes in demand.

Half of work activities could be automated by 2055

Half of work activities could be automated by 2055

A McKinsey researcher says that while robots and machines will usurp some jobs, most humans will take on new roles as automation boosts productivity.

How Hadoop helps Experian crunch credit reports

How Hadoop helps Experian crunch credit reports

Experian is quickly crunching massive amounts of data and making it available to customers thanks to the open source software as well as microservices and API technologies.

Virtual assistants, chatbots poised for mass adoption in 2017

Virtual assistants, chatbots poised for mass adoption in 2017

Enterprises will continue to experiment with virtual assistants and chatbots in 2017 as they look to balance better customer service with operational efficiency.

Thwarting cybersecurity threats with behavioral analytics in 2017

Thwarting cybersecurity threats with behavioral analytics in 2017

Software that detects and alerts companies to anomalous behavior are on CIOs' purchase lists for the New Year, when spending on cybersecurity tools is expected to increase.

10 examples of the AWS path of disruption

10 examples of the AWS path of disruption

$13 billion later ….

GE wants Predix to be the Windows of industrial IoT

GE wants Predix to be the Windows of industrial IoT

GE yesterday launched new applications and partnerships based on its analytics software, which it says helps companies anticipate when critical machines will fail.

Blockchain adoption in banks coming, but slower than expected

Blockchain adoption in banks coming, but slower than expected

Banks will likely take 24 months or longer to push blockchain software systems into commercial production, says the man who championed the digital ledger technology at UBS.

How API adoption can boosts annual profits

How API adoption can boosts annual profits

Boston University professors have quantified the value of APIs, the software fueling digital platforms for the likes of Apple, Facebook, Google, Uber and Airbnb. However, few companies recognize the value of APIs.

6 trends that will shape cloud computing in 2017

6 trends that will shape cloud computing in 2017

Public, private and hybrid cloud implementations will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs seek to take advantage of the cloud’s economies of scale to build core applications.

Coca-Cola headlines a fast-turning CIO carousel

Coca-Cola headlines a fast-turning CIO carousel

The beverage company removed the interim tag from Barry Simpson, who had led IT since July. Simpson is one of several recent CIO moves as companies bolster their IT strategies heading into 2017.

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