As IT morphs into a prime stimulus for business innovation and an enabler of competitive advantage, more CIOs see themselves as key participants in a process that develops business and IT strategies in concert. Too often, keeping critical legacy systems functioning siphons off funding and people earmarked for development of new business-enabling capabilities.
The question becomes: How can CIOs rebalance the spending mix to maintain or improve service, increase efficiency across the business and drive top-line growth?
CIO thought leadership
On the CIO agenda: Transforming the IT infrastructure to generate business advantage Successful CIOs recognize that information technology (IT) has become far more than a means of automating existing processes and increasing productivity.
CEOs are expanding the innovation horizon: important implications for CIOs The study results have important messages for all business leaders but should be of particular interest to CIOs, who have long been counted on to enable corporate innovation efforts.