The Hub Commentary
The role of the C”I”O continues to evolve. And the “I”s have it! Infrastructure, integration, intelligence and innovation will need to be the focus of next-generation CIOs. As the article states, this is a year of innovation and the re-alignment of IT resources. The shift is from keeping the lights on to growing the revenue with new products and services.
This impact IT operations in that they have to be ready to support and analyze the mission critical and need to automate the routine and mundane. What I find most astounding in the article is as usual, Innovation comes in 4th.
5-10% of budget is allocated for innovation and growth where >70% of the budget goes first to infrastructure and just keeping the lights on. This is the shift that needs to occur by optimizing and leveraging technology for integration and automation shifting the spend on infrastructure down shifting the spend on innovation and growth to 30% or better.
Innovation and growth has to come to the forefront this year and stop being the afterthought or the nice to have after everything else is done.
While next-gen CIOs will emerge from traditional technology backgrounds as well as business-leader backgrounds with technology expertise, the report says, current CIOs will need to master four emerging personas in order to compete in the new environment. Read more