Topic: TOP CIO Concerns

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 Revolutionary CIO

The author argues for a revolutionary role for the CIO – not just business leaders or strategists that the evolution of the role envisages. In 2011, a CIO needs to be a revolutionary "because cloud, social computing and mobility are fundamentally disruptive capabilities, shaking up business models and transforming how business is done"<br /><br />Can a CIO be a revolutionary who "challenge old rules, break up established institutions and overthrow business as usual – in the name of the greater good."

CIO Responsibilities and Challenges

&#160;This report discusses the responsibilities, reporting relationships, tenure, and challenges of Chief Information Officers in the federal government. Excellent discussions that can help guide the CIO role even in the private sector.

Executive Transition: From Large Company to Small

&#160;This article discusses the transition of executives from large to small corporations and presents a framework to help evaluate each candidate’s “fit” in the smaller organization.

2010 IBM Voice of the CIO Study

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2010 CIO Study – Implications for IT Managers

CIO role is changing – from IT leadership to business leadership. What does all this mean to IT managers? To operations managers, development managers, strategy and architecture leaders? Read On!

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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