Every day there is a new technology emerges with the potential to fundamentally reshape the business landscape – cloud computing, and big data being the latest entrants. How do these disruptive technologies impact the IT organization and its leader, the CIO? This article discusses this issue.
Topic: changing role of the CIO
Chief Information Officers (CIO) are expected to add value. So, is there a profile of a CIO who adds value (versus one that does not!)? The authors' research delves into the factors governing a CIO's ability to drive and deliver value. Excellent read for a CIO who wants to re-tool and become value creating CIO.
This research studied the specific issues facing the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role, how the corporate culture affects their ability to deliver value, and how the alignment between CEO expectations and their understanding of these expectations drives success or failure of the CIO Role.
The author makes the case for a fundamental shift in the Chief Information Officer (CIO) mindset – one that does not practice IT for IT's sake but uses IT to deliver business value. The delivery of business value cannot happen with the current IT Organization and processes. It requires a re-tooling based upon knowledge that is scattered across the business i.e. the CIO will have to traverse organizational boundaries if they want to deliver value. How does the CIO do that? Read On…
What role does a Chief Information Officer (CIO) play in managing Information Technology (IT) risk? This research study discusses the role of the CIO in managing IT risk, the factors affecting an IT organization's risk management strategies and capability, and how to manage IT risk effectively.
The CIO must elevate their game to earn a seat at the C-Suite table – it is good for them and, as research suggests, great for the company they work for!
This paper discusses the opportunities and challenges of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role, explores the capabilities of the future CIO, and charts the course for a CIO to become a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
This presentation charts the course for the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role – to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) or maybe even the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)? How does this evolution in the CIO role occur and what does it take? Here is the opinion of a CIO.
A CIO makes the case for the strategy focused Chief Information Officer (CIO). Increasingly, CIOs are being tapped for long term strategic business transformation initiatives – at the same time maintaining their day job of keeping the lights on in the IT shop – so a CIO has to be on the look-out for these opportunities or they might not foresee these business-changing opportunities inspired by strategic technology innovations. The resulting implications on their career are not very promising.
<span style="line-height: 1.6em;">There are forces at play that might fundamentally change the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) – a better understanding of strengths and weaknesses of the current CIO role, the need for a business focused, strategy driven leader of the IT function, the advent of game changing technologies such as cloud computing and smart phones – so this research explores both the factors driving this change and their impact on the CIO role and IT Organization.</span><br />
A framework for business IT alignment.
A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.
This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)
This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)
Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.
No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.
There are many definitions of IT Strategy. Which one is true?