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!
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 />
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.
What are the variables that affect a chief information officer’s (CIO) effectiveness? What attributes define an effective CIO? This research study explores this issue to help a CIO understand what it will take to become successful in their role.
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.
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.
This study investigates practices and behaviors that successful CIOs depict and whether leadership theories can help challenged CIOs become successful.
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.
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?