Topic: Chief Information Officer

High Impact CIO

What distinguishes a hi-impact CIO from their peers? The author presents the core characteristics that make the difference between also rans and CIOs who are seen by their business partners as being up to today’s challenges.

CIO Best Practices

This presentation defines the ideal CIO and compares them to CIOs in practice, discusses the challenges for CIOs to succeed and questions if they can.

CIO on the Executive Team

This chapter discusses getting the CIO role on the executive team – What role should the CIO possess? What are the CIO’s primary responsibilities? Where does the CIO sit in relation to other organizational leaders? And finally, what must the CEO do to help develop and nurture the CIO?

The Changing Role of New IS/IT Leaders

This study compares leadership roles, individual characteristics and position characteristics of newly appointed IS/IT executives (those who have been in their position for two years or less) with established IS/IT executives…Survey results indicate that new leaders spend more time in the informational role and in the change-leader role than established leaders.

The Revolutionary CIO

The author argues for a revolutionary role for the CIO – not just business leaders or strategists that the evolution of the role envisages. In 2011, a CIO needs to be a revolutionary "because cloud, social computing and mobility are fundamentally disruptive capabilities, shaking up business models and transforming how business is done"<br /><br />Can a CIO be a revolutionary who "challenge old rules, break up established institutions and overthrow business as usual – in the name of the greater good."

Is CIO an IT Expert or a Business Executive?

This research thesis explored the factors affecting the Chief Information Officer (role) and the role of the IT organization in business strategy planning and execution. The research found that the CIO role has already evolved to that of a business leader. Now, the challenge is to manage the transition of IT oriented CIOs to business leaders with technical competency.

The Future CIO

This paper discusses the business and technology trends shaping the business landscape and their implications for the IT organization and the CIO Role. The key takeaway is to create a capability to monitor and assess trends and create strategy to harness them for business value.

A Review of the CIO Role

This research project set out to understand the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and its evolution over time and progressions going forward. The investigation determined the importance of alignment between senior management expectations and the role played by the CIO – it is an imperative for both the CEO and the CIO to clearly enunciate their expectations.

Reshaping the CIO Role in a Web 2.0 Environment

This paper describes the implementation of an interactive portal to help the CIO manage the information enterprise – provide a process for strategic planning, and governance.

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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.