Topic: CIO Responsibilities

Where is the IT Organization Headed?

What does the IT Organization of the future look like? What is its role in the enterprise? What services does it provide? As a CIO you want to understand if your business partners think of you as a sole service provider or a general contractor; whether they think the value you provide is in security or infrastructure; if they want you to focus on maintenance or new services. Some of the answers are in this research. 

Chief IT Risk Officer

What role does a Chief Information Officer (CIO) play in managing Information Technology (IT) risk? This research study discusses the role of the CIO in managing IT risk, the factors affecting an IT organization's risk management strategies and capability, and how to manage IT risk effectively.

The Knowledge Driven CIO

The author makes the case for a fundamental shift in the Chief Information Officer (CIO) mindset – one that does not practice IT for IT's sake but uses IT to deliver business value. The delivery of business value cannot happen with the current IT Organization and processes. It requires a re-tooling based upon knowledge that is scattered across the  business i.e. the CIO will have to traverse organizational boundaries if they want to deliver value. How does the CIO do that? Read On…

The Role of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

This paper discusses the role of the chief technology officer (CTO) as a technology focused leader who applies their technology skills to products, services and processes. The history of the CTO role is presented and its responsibilities detailed – by a CTO.

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 />

The Role of the Government CIO

A series of articles on the role of the government chief information officer (CIO) discussion is led by serving government CIOs.

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.

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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