Topic: CIO Agenda

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.

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.

Top Ten Challenges for CIOs

The authors argue that successful CIOs must manage both the quality of delivery of IT services and their cost. The paper lists the top ten challenges faced by CIOs in 2010 and the decade after.

Future of the CIO Role

This article paints a picture of the future, the role technology will play in it, and the demands that will be placed on the technology steward aka today’s CIO – What will be on the CIO’s agenda ahead? Will there actually be a CIO in the future?

Building The New IT Capability

This research delved into the change in business climate and the resulting need for change in IT capability – reimagining IT is the name of the game for the CIO in 2011 and beyond.

How Does IT Create Business Value?

This presentation discusses the IT organization at General Motors – key roles and responsibilities – and how it adds value to the business. (This is a pre-meltdown and bailout presentation so much might have changed since!)

Demystifying Innovation

For a CIO, it is imperative to understand what their CEO is thinking – the leader of the pack sets the vision, strategy and direction that her team must understand if they are to implement it. It is also critical to understand the subject matter behind that thought! This survey reveals that the focus of CEOs worldwide is on innovation and discusses the steps needed for successful innovation.

The New Digital Economy

This white paper provides insights into how corporations are responding to the key economic and technology megatrends reshaping the global marketplace.

How Consumerization of IT is Changing the CIO Role

Today’s employee is tech savvy and armed to the teeth with gadgets – each day this horde grows with new, increasingly more sophisticated devices! How is the CIO to cope with this trend? Is it changing the role of the CIO itself? This research provides insights into this issue – the fundamental drivers of IT consumerization and how the CIO can embrace that force for the good of both the enterprise and the user.

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.

Editor's Picks

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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