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What is the Future of the CIO Role?

<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 />

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.

CIO Effectiveness

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.

CIO Role in Information Management

This academic paper discusses information management as a discipline using an integrated framework and defines the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) as an agent in the information management capability of an organization.

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?

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.

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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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