Too often the perception is that the CIO is a glorified geek. The reality is that the CIO is one of the most important executive roles in the organization. The person in that role must be business savvy and not only understand the vision of the company but also be able to help formulate it. Here are ten highlights on the “I” in CIO’s title:
Majority of businesses today are on the journey to digitalization and globalization. The reason is that the world is becoming smaller everyday and as a consequence every successful business has to sooner or later go beyond borders. At the same time the global business landscape is only becoming more complex due to varied factors. And it is in this context that Organizations build business verticals within to manage the complexity. So the logical concerns could be: What kind of IT leaders are on demand? Transformational or transactional? What’re differences between Transformation vs.
It’s almost the end of year again, many business and technology predictions popped up, it seams 2013 is too close to read tea leaves again as we did last year, to evoke full picture of imagination, a few forward-looking organizations start contemplate what will be happening in 2020: How big is big Data; how “mega” the city would be, will talent mobility continue to dance cross the globe, or the cloud keeps flow through the digital universe., etc….
IT and HR have many things in common, HR is taking charge of the most valuable asset – people in organization; and IT is custodian of business’s life blood, the other crucial business asset – information; at digital era, both IT & HR functions are short of business’s high expectation, and not get well-respected in organization, since they have been perceived as cost center, rather than value center.
IT project priority is critical for many organizations, as most of IT organizations are still at lower level of maturity, being perceived as cost center, slow response to business’s request, spend most of resources on “Keeping Light On”, it’s a department usually under-budget, overloaded with projects assignment, and with reputation on over-promise and under-delivery.