The discussion of the CIO maximizing share holder value fits into the larger discussion about the CIO acting strategically. Are eliminating CAPEX and lowering operating costs strategic? Does app modernization serve that strategy? It's easy to see how the cloud can seriously dent CAPEX and operating costs although studies have shown that cost reduction ranks third or fourth when it comes to the cloud's biggest benefits. By definition, moving apps to the cloud is app modernization.
That's a good way to look at it, Jerry. I also think CIO input in smaller businesses varies widely. I did think it was odd that the top IT guy at the investment partnership firm did not even know the company was moving until late in the game. Often times, it may be the fault of upper management failing to recognize the importance of technology, aka IT. In other words, no matter how dynamic the CIO, he or she will never get the attention of the company's top movers and shakers.
Our Quick Read this month focused on the Enterprise CIO Forum's third Transformational Leadership award winnner, United Parcel Service CIO Dave Barnes; the chief marketing officer's rising influence over IT; and the relative importance of agility and IT strategies. Print it out and take it with you for some throughful, offline reading. The monthly Quick Read summarizes the previous month's hottest three topics.
I had the opportunity to sit in on an extemporaneous roundtable discussion at the CIO Perspectives conference in Boston yesterday and listen to some CIOs from small to medium size companies discuss how they could get to the next level.
Introducing and implementing an enterprise BYOD policy requires a thorough examination of several different factors, from allowed devices to supported user conveniences. Even with more mobile devices in the workplace, printed materials are still used across the enterprise, with an increasing number of these pages originating from mobile devices. According to IDC*, the “total U.S.
Take a look at about any office and there’s no question that that the number of mobile devices and cloud services used by employees have multiplied in recent years. The rapid expansion in the use of mobile devices is both a productivity boon and a complexity challenge --- especially when some products or services don’t work well with others.
By 2014, Gartner projects approximately 80 percent of professionals will use at least two personal devices to access corporate systems and data. It is no longer an option for enterprises to deny employees the use of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices for business use.
The amount of data being used and created in business today is prolific creating big challenges for business of all sizes. This challenge is compounded in environments where both paper-based and electronic workflows are prevalent.