Topic: CIO Agenda

CIO’s Leadership Agenda

What lies ahead for corporate IT? How should the CIO anticipate, and deal with this impending change. This presentation – in a very interesting manner – discusses the trends shaping the future of business, the challenges, and opportunities it presents for IT, and the ways in which a CIO could harness this energy for business value. If leading the future of IT excites you, then this is a good presentation to read.

Future of Corporate IT

This presentation issues a call to action for the CIO – lead the change or get swept by it! The discussion focuses on the forces shaping the future of the IT organization, how, and what they are going to change, and how to deal with them – pro-actively! If you are a CIO who believes in staying ahead of the game, here is some timely advice.

A Seat at the Table for the CIO

CIOs are being asked to become business leaders – is today's CIO ready to handle P&L responsibility? Can a CIO effectively serve on a corporate board? Are CIO's peers ready to accept them as equals? Are CIOs represented on Boards and Committees? These and other questions were posed to CIOs to get their view on the shape of their existence and the path forward. Excellent survey and discussion.

Strategic 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.

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.

IT Strategy Book How Does IT Drive Business Strategy?

This is a book on IT Strategy with a difference: it discusses how technology is driving business change across industry! It discusses the key IT trends shaping the world around us. If you want to understand the impact of technology on business models, business ecosystems and the world we live in, this is an excellent book to spend some time with. The authors present an in-depth view of the new business world that is taking shape driven by ground breaking technological breakthroughs – collaborative software, cloud computing etc. are not just technologies, they are a means to create unprecedented business value. The challenge is to understand their potential and know where and how to leverage them. This book is a great place to start.

Business Driven IT Strategy

This presentation provides best practice based guidance on creating a business driven information technology strategy (IT Strategy).

A Simple Guide to ICT Management

This guide provides an excellent overview of information and communication technology management and strategy.

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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.

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