The CIO's job is becoming more difficult. While IT budget increases in most companies are severely limited, CIOs are being asked to do more: they are being asked to support business change as well as new technology innovations. The risk for CIOs under these pressures is that they may become, essentially, irrelevant to the strategic success of the business. This report provides guidance for CIOs on how to elevate their roles within the organization to one that has a meaningful influence on meeting strategic business objectives. In brief, we outline a personal development strategy for CIOs to optimize the IT infrastructure and lower ongoing support costs so that they can free up resources and focus on integration, intelligence, and innovation.
Purpose and Intent
This report provides guidance for CIOs on how to elevate their roles within the organization.