The content below has been pulled by the CMO Council from a wide variety of sources to help gain insight into the obstacles, disconnects, and best practices in the interactions between the CMO and CIO. We believe that full immersion into this topic is essential to combating the barriers between marketing and IT. A well rounded investigation is achieved through exploring diverse media types to measure the level of disconnect between groups and to gauge the urgency for change expressed by commentators.

Writers of books, articles, whitepapers, and blogs have placed increasing importance on following this discussion point, you’ll see this focus reflected in the large amount of resources aggregated here. We hope chronicling this growing topic will ultimately open the discourse to enact necessary change.

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Off the Hook Marketing: How to Make Social Media Sell for You

Let's face it, knowing how to update your Facebook page, write an engaging blog or create a viral YouTube video is worthless without knowing how to make them produce sales. The problem for most businesses is they're suffering from social media tip of the week syndrome instead of…

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The CIO Report

CIO Journal provides time-pressed CIOs with a definitive destination for the most relevant news and analysis, to help them connect the dots between technology trends and business strategy. Its team of reporters and editors—aided by the resources of Dow Jones and thousands of other premium news sites—focuses on the use of technology as a tool for business growth.

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Customer Intelligence Tames the Big Data Challenge

Even though companies today have limited resources, they still desire significant growth. Companies also are able to access more types of data and a greater volume of data thanever before, including real-time data from the Internet and social media. By mining this“Big Data,”…

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05.21.13 - Worlds Collide: The New Data-Focused CMOs and Their CIO Counterparts by Kate Kaye, Ad Age

In 10 years, there will be 50 billion industrial machines connected to the internet, predicts Stephen Liguori, executive director-global innovation and new models at GE. The 123-year-old firm calls it the "industrial internet" and it's the next wave of the consumer-focused internet of…more articles

FACTS & STATS

In the next 3-5 years, 73% of marketing clients aspire to support "mature enterprise architecture," demonstrating that business strategy will be pervasively understood and supported within EA and across business and IT.

Source: Gartner

Strategic IT/business alignment focuses on ensuring the linkage of business and IT plans, on defining, maintaining and validating the IT value proposition, and on aligning IT operations with enterprise operations.

Source: CIO Magazine

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