Great point Ron. Transparency is the key to accountable leadership. Successful CIOs communicate effectively in"360 degrees" to those above them in the organization as well as to their peers and their employees. When people don't know or understand what you are doing, they usually assume the worst!
I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with the head of innovation for a well-known investment bank (yes, you read that right, an investment bank!). I asked him how his organization measured their effectiveness as innovators. One of his answers in particular resonated with me. He said that if you are not encountering opposition, you are not innovating. My own experience certainly bears this out.
A great amount of companies have outsourced their IT services and infrastructure to the cloud providers in the past few years. And the trend is just at the beginning - many IT teams will have their responsibilities diminished or even eliminated in the following years.
As I stated a few months ago in one of the articles on my blog, DaaS would have been one of the hot topics in 2013. And the main reason for that is owed to the fact that Desktop as a Service is considered to be the ideal platform for cloud computing in small and medium-sized businesses.
Businesses are heading to a more holistic perspective as they get more comfortable with the cloud. Increased ROI is still the primary business driver, but enterprises are going further. Therefore, it is in their interest to learn how to best optimize the performance of a cloud deployment. Let’s look at some strategies that will help businesses with this process.