While CIOs and enterprises are "excited" about Big Data analytics and supporting technologies such as Hadoop, they lack the "skills and resources" and to pull them off, according to a new survey results from SnapLogic and TechValidate.
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.