Topic: changing role of the CIO

Challenges of the Chief Information Officer Role

This article tracks the emerging role of the chief information officer (CIO) from a technical steward to a business leader. The author also highlights the requirements of the CIO role to meet the challenges it has faces.

The Role of the Government CIO

A series of articles on the role of the government chief information officer (CIO) discussion is led by serving government CIOs.

CIO CTO Role Definition

This article discusses the division of responsibility between the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The role and responsibility of the&nbsp;CTO is discussed in detail.<br />

Five Disciplines of the New CIO

This whitepaper discusses the five key disciplines – skills – that a Chief Information Officer (CIO) must master in order to deliver business value.

The New CIO

What are the expectations of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role? What must the CIO do to meet these expectations? This article discusses the imperatives for the CIO to remain relevant in the 21st century. It lays out the criteria for success in the CIO role.

Part 1: My First 90 days : Back To the School

My last 3 weeks have been amazing. After my decision to return to a corporate job and in a completely unfamiliar domain, I have been having a ball. On my first day of work, I gathered every bit of 19 years of my work experience in the banking and financial services domain, locked it firmly in a box and walked into my new organization with butterflies in my stomach. I joined the Interglobe Group as their Group CIO. Interglobe is in the travel, aviation , hospitality and retail business with plans to enter the education domain. This is completely unrelated to the domain experience I have carried so far, or rather enriched myself with ( as per my resume – what crap!).

The Influential CIO

The author paints a picture of the challenges facing the CIO role and charts the journey for the CIO going forward. The issue is no longer of survival but of relevance.

Does the CIO Role Require a Balancing Act?

The authors argue that the CIO role is no longer just a steward of an organization’s technology. Now, a CIO must balance multiple roles to be effective. What are those roles? Read On…

What Makes a CIO Successful?

This study investigates practices and behaviors that successful CIOs depict and whether leadership theories can help challenged CIOs become successful.

Emerging Role of the Mid-Market CIO

This research study tracks the evolution of the CIO role from the back office maven to technology driven strategic business leader. It highlights the characteristics of this new role, challenges it faces and the changes still to come.

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

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)…)

IT Strategy Example

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)

IT Strategy Template

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.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

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.