The strategic plans of 6 CIOs

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Xerox Vice President and Global CIO Carol Zierhoffer plans to treat IT-related decisions like business decisions this year. To that end, she plans to focus more on project costs and the forces driving them, reports John Brandon at CIO magazine. Like Zierhoffer, CIOs throughout all industries are redoubling their focus on central strategies, to better recognize IT priorities as they impact the business. 

For Chris Miller, CIO at IT consulting firm Avanade, this means further empowering the company's 17,000 employees by issuing devices they can use anywhere, while still safeguarding sensitive data.

The co-CIOs at financial services consulting firm Pershing, Ram Nagappan and Lucille Mayer, are putting cloud computing at the center of their focus as the company improves its disaster recovery strategy in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

At TransPerfect Translations, a translating business with 75 offices around the world, IT director George Buelna is deploying phone-tablets rather than updating Windows on the desktop. The "phablets" will not only replace laptops for workers in the field, but they also ramp up the impressiveness of sales demonstrations.

For more:
- see John Brandon's article at CIO

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