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"Unlike a CIO at a true start-up, which has a clean technology slate from which to build efficient IT systems, I inherited an eclectic mix of technology infrastructures that somehow had to be melded into a cohesive, state-of-the-art IT organization." –

Virgina Guthrie, former CIO, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (talking of the IT and Operations Simplification Program she ran at Dr Pepper)

Virgina Guthrie, former CIO, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (talking of the IT and Operations Simplification Program she ran at Dr Pepper)

 
 

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From Next 500 to Fortune 500

Over the next 5 years, more than 100 companies - both public and private with annual revenues between $2 billion and $5 billion - will ascend to a place on the Fortune listing of the largest U.S. businesses. Many of these newcomers will come from what you might call the “Next 500” – traditionally solid but unexceptional companies that have managed to break free of their traditional growth trajectory.

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In these companies, the CIO can play a crucial role in the transformation. By streamlining of IT operations – which can make a business more nimble and free up funds to invest in transformational revenue-generating initiatives – many companies will unleash their growth and launch them into the ranks of the world’s largest companies.

This is one in a series of articles about how CIOs have simplified their operations to improve their performance.

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"Unlike a CIO at a true start-up, which has a clean technology slate from which to build efficient IT systems, I inherited an eclectic mix of technology infrastructures that somehow had to be melded into a cohesive, state-of-the-art IT organization." –

Virgina Guthrie, former CIO, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (talking of the IT and Operations Simplification Program she ran at Dr Pepper)

Virgina Guthrie, former CIO, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (talking of the IT and Operations Simplification Program she ran at Dr Pepper)