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The Post Office CIO Lesley Sewell CIO Q&A

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The Post Office CIO Lesley Sewell CIO Q&A

Lesley Sewell, CIO, Post Office

Delivering change

The Post Office remains state owned, but a key customer for the privatized Royal Mail. A major outsourcing programme, dubbed Horizon,…

By Lesley Sewell | 21 July 2015

Argos IT Director Mike Sackman the CIO Q&A

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Argos IT Director Mike Sackman the CIO Q&A

Mike Sackman, IT Director, Argos

Argos catalogue of transformation

Head of IT Mike Sackman told this title: “70% of the UK population shop with Argos in a year. We support 123m customer transactions a…

By Mike Sackman | 15 July 2015

The easiest way to fail is to stand still

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The easiest way to fail is to stand still

The security landscape has changed beyond recognition and never more so than in the past five years

We have moved from systems and devices that were locked down as a matter of course, to a working environment that encourages greater levels of access and collaboration across multiple IT estates and devices. The CIO’s role in all this has changed from one of keeping infrastructures under lock and key at all costs, to implementing security policies that are just as robust, if not more so, than before – while allowing for increased business flexibility and workforce mobility.

Durham University CIO interview - Creating a modern universe

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Durham University CIO interview - Creating a modern universe

Carolyn Brown, CIO, Durham University

From Labour’s tuition fees to Apple's ubiquitous phones and tablets, technology in academia has, and is, changing the way students learn, lecturers teach and universities operate

Durham University CIO Dr Carolyn Brown discusses digital disruption, catering for a new age of student, transforming the delivery of…

Beyond the comfort zone

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Beyond the comfort zone

Only two out of 10 CIOs already see themselves as being digital, according to an IDG and CSC survey.

Only two out of 10 CIOs already see themselves as being digital, according to a cio.co.uk and CSC survey. So how do the majority go beyond their comfort zone and make the transition to becoming a ‘digital CIO’?

Aviva CIO Monique Shivanandan interview - A modern union

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Aviva CIO Monique Shivanandan interview - A modern union

Monique Shivanandan, CIO, Aviva

Aviva's latest Global CIO has a bold vision for embracing initiatives at the insurance giant

Aviva CIO Monique Shivanandan discusses disruption in the insurance industry, investing in change, telematics, Fintech hackathons,…

By Matthew Finnegan | 17 March 2015

Met Police CIO reflects on his beat

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Met Police CIO reflects on his beat

Richard Thwaite, CIO, The Metropolitan Police

Richard Thwaite put information and tablets on patrol in London, but warns of conservative behaviour within public sector

As Richard Thwaite leaves New Scotland and the Met Police begin the investigation for a replacement CIO, Thwaite sat down with CIO at…

HMRC self-assessment - Mark Dearnley CIO interview

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HMRC self-assessment - Mark Dearnley CIO interview

Mark Dearnley, CIO, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs

Modernising 1970s-era systems and replacing £813 million-a-year ‘Aspire’ contract will help transform HMRC into a digital, real-time business

HMRC chief digital and information officer Mark Dearnley discusses replacing legacy systems, the Aspire outsourcing contract, and…

By Charlotte Jee | 23 February 2015

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