Profile of Chris MurphyEditor, InformationWeek
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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Chris Murphy is editor of InformationWeek and co-chair of the InformationWeek Conference. He has been covering technology leadership and CIO strategy issues for InformationWeek since 1999. Before that, he was editor of the Budapest Business Journal, a business newspaper in Hungary; and a daily newspaper reporter in Michigan, where he covered everything from crime to the car industry. Murphy studied economics and journalism at Michigan State University, has an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, and has passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.
Articles by Chris Murphy
GE's new software group CEO aims its industrial Internet message at CIOs, as she helps GE up its software selling game.
Elite tech leaders pushed the boundaries at the InformationWeek Conference. At least one of these ideas should make you squirm and think, "We need to do that."
It's about motivating people with great talent who keep the lights on.
Mapping each step of a dev process can make the transformation more fact-based. It might look like micromanagement, but Nordstrom's Courtney Kissler calls it "honoring reality."
Gilt Groupe, the high-fasion online retailer, shares some of the creative ways it handles the development challenges unique to mobile, now that mobile apps are becoming 'legacy' code.
Boeing, the No. 2 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, is running augmented reality projects that are uniting its R&D, IT, and manufacturing teams.
The 2015 Elite 100 companies are applying emerging technology in practical ways that will rewrite the rules of business.
We hand-picked these 20 real-world projects from among the InformationWeek Elite 100 winners, looking for ideas that would spark new thinking in your IT organizations.
As established companies embrace mobile apps, they'll need to think more like Internet companies such as Pinterest.
We're improving the odds that you'll meet peers who are dealing with the same problems you face.
Data from the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 companies shows how these digital innovators are using analytics and cloud, and where they could miss the boat.
While the consumer IoT putters along, the industrial world is diving headlong into using connected devices. Here's how mining equipment maker Joy Global plans to use near real-time remote analytics to squeeze more productivity out of equipment.
IT should take the proposed FAA rules as an invitation to get companies exploring how to use drones and similar semi-autonomous gadgets.
We're honoring that person who brings something special to your IT shop and your company. Nominate him or her for our first-ever IT Hero award.
Target can't ease up on security after its massive data breach, but the retailer must fire up its tech innovation to compete against online rivals.
As iRise launches its ambitious cloud-based visualization platform, CEO Emmet Keeffe tells us agile doesn't actually work on the vast majority of projects.
Accenture's report says the industrial Internet of Things will create more jobs than it kills, but that companies aren't doing much to exploit it yet.
Maker of TAG Heuer watches shifts gears, now plans to craft a smartwatch and possibly make acquisitions, in the wake of Apple Watch.
30% of companies plan to expand IT staff next year, while 74% expect more demand for IT resources. How do your plans stack up?
You may be surprised what tops Choice Hotels CIO's list of toughest IT skills to find.
Here's a look at the No. 1 company in each of the past five annual InformationWeek IT rankings. Why not yours in 2015? Apply for the InformationWeek Elite 100.
The execs who have earned InformationWeek's Chief of the Year title are a diverse bunch. Here's a look at what 10 top CIOs are doing today.
The bank works with a surprisingly high number of startup vendors, given its size. But it's pushing all its tech suppliers to think differently.
Cruise ship operators Royal Caribbean and Carnival are exploring new ways to provide on-board Internet access, highlighting advances in remote connectivity.
GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt shares three quick insights and explains why he sees no chance of the CIO's role diminishing.
To tap the Internet of Things, CIOs need to bridge the gap between the culture of grinding out small wins and the Silicon Valley disrupt-or-nothing mindset.
Is your technology up to consumer web standards? New CEB data shows companies investing more in customer-facing tech projects.
Tell us the technology leaders who are changing your company or industry.
CEO Meg Whitman promises to help IT teams move to a new way of operating. Then what?
Digital initiatives are where the action is. These 3 companies show how IT can get involved before there's a breakdown or breach.
CIO Mike Capone moves to SaaS company Medidata Solutions, which provides tools to manage clinical trials.
See if you can relate to these real-life digital business problems.
Watchmakers are now firmly in the software business, like it or not. You probably are, too.
What does it take to maintain fire and passion for your career over the decades?
That doesn't matter. The important question is -- will you?
As more tech spending moves outside IT, IBM needs new ways to get in on the action.
GE Capital CIO Jim Fowler looks to hire more IT employees and reduce outsourcing for strategic work -- while also embracing Agile development tactics.
But do CIOs want Apple-only, ready-made apps? Custom, in-house apps have advantages.
GE, Netflix leaders explore how to develop new products and features faster while controlling the risk.
Battery Ventures' Adrian Cockcroft discusses how IT departments can move fast while maintaining reliability.
Adrian Cockcroft, technology fellow at Battery Ventures, discusses ways to improve the reliability of IT systems.
Jim Fowler explains how opening an office in Silicon Valley helped GE speed up its development processes.
UC Berkeley is charging a premium price for a new online Master's degree in the hot field of data science. Can you get a premium price for your online services?
After a year of using one, I'm sold on the idea of the standing desk -- also known as the all-day fidget desk.
Speed is the common factor that links these IT innovation models -- from freight train to ant farm -- at UPMC, Box, General Motors, and Netflix.
CIO Dan Drawbaugh discusses how to compete with conventional startups and the benefits of being an "alpha site."
Adrian Cockcroft discusses which parts of the system are locked down and which parts should have the ability to migrate.
Adrian Cockcroft of Battery Ventures discusses how to pick the right investments to spur innovation at the IW Conference.
GM CIO Randy Mott discusses how to bring down costs and improve the affordability of innovation at the IW Conference.
Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box, discusses the benefits of SaaS and innovation-on-demand at the IW Conference.
Whether you want an easier way to collect data or connect to customers, video is ready to play a bigger role.
InformationWeek's annual IT Salary Survey reveals surprises about how much IT pros value leading-edge tech projects, great bosses, and prestigious employers.
Get the complete picture on IT staff and management salaries based on our exclusive survey of 11,662 US IT pros. Is your compensation hot or not?
Connected machines will spark new negotiations along the supply chain.
HP pledges $1 billion development investment as it launches Helion brand for all cloud products, from new OpenStack distribution to IaaS offerings.
The likes of Union Pacific, GE Power & Water, and ConocoPhillips are turning IoT hype into reality, but they want to do more. Here's what's still getting in the way.
Forget "disruption." The most innovative companies in our annual ranking go digital in two main ways.
The bank, No. 2 on the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, beefed up its IT development to outpace the competition.
Improving data management and analytics has always been part of General Motors' three-year IT overhaul, but automaker's recall crisis makes it even more critical.
Accenture exec Mark McDonald offers four not-so-obvious signs you may be falling victim.
One example: Show travel times, not distances.
It's the right time to ask the uncomfortable questions.
As IT outsourcer launches a new business unit focused on licensing software, it faces three key challenges.
New CEO lays out four forces driving change at Microsoft -- and just about every other company. Are you paying attention?
Getting IT pros to give up old habits is one of the hardest things about building a new, private cloud architecture.
Before we have a truly smart home (or car), we need data analysis that we trust with our lives.
To encourage innovation in a risk-averse environment, identify the "killer issues" early.
Despite ubiquitous smartphones, CIOs still face tough calls in 2014 about connecting people and machines to the Internet.
Join ConocoPhillips CIO Mike Pfister and InformationWeek editors for a live discussion of big data and IT leadership issues on Tuesday.
Learn how these CIOs in higher education drive critical change -- in an industry ripe for disruption.
Join our live audio chat with Penske Truck Leasing's top IT and interactive marketing executives, who will discuss what it takes for their two disciplines to get on the same page.
UPMC CIO Dan Drawbaugh will discuss a model for tech product development, the role of tech in healthcare reform, and more during an InformationWeek.com radio chat on Tuesday.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff needs to help companies figure out how to make money off connected devices and people.
From tackling personnel problems quickly to not chasing tech fads, 13 CIO innovators share lessons learned the hard way.
Consumerization 1.0 was "we don't need IT." Today, we need IT to bridge the gap between consumer and business tech.
The role of the CIO is evolving, thanks to customer-facing technologies like analytics and the cloud. Successful execs must embrace change to drive company growth.
Why mobility, CRM, and innovation have made the relationship between the CIO and CMO vitally important.
How the city’s use of "mobile first development" with HTML5 is creating snappy mobile apps.
The Internet of things promises to spot industrial failures before a human expert could. Will you trust that data?
IT leaders trying to apply analytics to run their businesses better should listen to Immelt's advice, based on his experience leading GE's Industrial Internet vision.
You aren't tracking your Buds with a smartphone?
If Coca-Cola had a brand that was the equivalent of IT today, they would kill it and start again, says Blackstone Group CTO. He shares 4 processes IT leaders can use to change IT's bad rep.
Internet-connected devices will drive a new IT infrastructure that must support an "application economy," predicts Cisco CEO John Chambers, speaking at Interop.
Oregon's experience building a health insurance exchange shows what's involved for IT operations.
Stringent procurement rules didn't stop New York City's Department of Transportation from quickly creating a tablet app to document Hurricane Sandy damage.
GM's new data center lands LEED certification as the automaker continues insourcing IT operations.
Lessons on analytics, e-commerce, clouds, mobile and more from the InformationWeek 500 companies.
The InformationWeek 500 research shows doubts about hybrid clouds, sentiment analytics and mobile apps for employees.
The cruise line's journey to increase bandwidth and keep passengers online for an entire trip has led to direct and indirect revenue gains. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
UPMC, the No. 1 company in the IW 500 ranking, expects tech to improve patient heath, cut operating costs and also be a revenue source.
Start by walking a mile in your worker's shoes -- or driving a mile in his truck, says CIO Onyeka Nchege.
Current Tour de France leader Chris Froome released data about his physical performance to fight doping rumors. Cycling should think bigger about its data.
Healthcare providers must look beyond Meaningful Use regulations and start asking: Is my site inspiring loyalty from patients?
Epic CEO Judy Faulkner and other health execs aren't thrilled with the state of EHR interoperability. What are today's big barriers?
The payoffs and opportunities are far from clear.
Any IT leader looking to re-energize or re-evaluate a team can adapt the plan CIO Denis Edwards used to start his new job.
Companies are too afraid of risk, among other factors, according to Accenture.
Think small, don't partner with business units and don't treat innovation like an election.
Innovation is tough amid today's regulatory checklists. These leaders are getting it done.
As part of a broader strategy to cut costs and modernize its IT, FedEx offered a voluntary buyout to IT and select other workers as it adjusts its talent mix by giving more work to service providers.