Mark, Great comment and POV that the CIO should be involved in strategy development. Making them a stakeholder could yield some benefits. I hope you can join our #CIOchat from 2-3 p.m. ET this afternoon. We usually have up to a half dozen CIOs in for all or part of the chat.
I wouldn't say the ceiling is higher. That suggests someone is raising the bar. It's more a tectonic shift to consumerization, mobile and the cloud. LOBs want and NEED technology faster than IT has ever been able to deliver it. I agree that most CIOs get it, but that huge obstacles stand in their way, many not of their own making (i.e. external forces such as consumerization of IT).
The saving grace for IT may end up being the urgent need for more and better security. That's certainly a more traditional area for them, serving as a governor for too much poorly thought-out tech too quick.
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.