This may come as a shock, but CIOs are introverts.
This obvious but interesting conclusion is from a new study from the Berlin-based European School of Management and Technology, according to a story in Computerworld UK. I could not find the study at ESMT's web site, but it did point to the Computerworld UK story.
I think 2-3 years assumes that the previous CIO had done zero or little strategic alignment. Or that whatever that individual had done was no longer relevant. Also, good CIOs can leave, which might assume what they did is worth preserving or continuing.
Almost a third of 738 executives, some CIOs, say top IT management should go. Another 13% blamed "non-IT executives" for IT failing to meet strategic albeit challenging objectives.
The imperatives include improving data analytics and business-IT interactions as well as adopting new approaches to development. At the same time, CIOs need to find better and more relevant talent while continually balancing conflicting priorities.
It’s no secret that big data offers big value. But enterprises know that to exploit it, they must capture a tremendous volume of data, in myriad forms, and contain it in a database capable of running complex and comprehensive analyses.
Today, costs of scaling traditional systems have grown prohibitive. So the pressure is on to find a new solution. Enter: Hadoop.
Technology has profoundly transformed the world in recent years. In the last decade alone, mobility, cloud, social media and big data have changed the landscape of IT dramatically. One group affected perhaps the most by the ever-changing landscape is the CIO.
There’s a lot of noise out there about DevOps right now—and with good reason. With its goals of removing IT bottlenecks and putting the business back in charge of innovation speed, DevOps focuses on putting new ideas and tools into action faster and more efficiently. The idea of extending “agility” from conception to delivery improves IT’s ability to respond to business needs.
Think about how its principles can yield meaningful results for your business.
The business intelligence insights your organization has in all the data it stores can lead to game-changing opportunities--if your analytics system has the power to uncover them. Traditional data analytics are often maxed out by big data, unable to return results in a timely fashion, resulting in missed business opportunities. Business and marketing leaders can’t execute on new ideas to generate more revenue because IT can’t support their requests to add new data sources to existing queries.