CIOs’ Frequently Asked Questions About Governance

CIOs’ Frequently Asked Questions About Governance GARTNER, February 10, 2015 Summary: Governance is a process and a framework for enterprise decisions. IT Governance is a significant part of a larger, enterprise governance model. Most enterprises don’t govern well: models are unclear, inflexible and cumbersome. Given that IT spans business units, it is often an indicator of your organization’s overall governance-health, and first to face systemic issues. CIOs play a pivotal role in shaping an enterprise’s governance model for ongoing and  Read More …

Society for Information Management (SIM) 36th Annual 2016 IT Trends Study

Society for Information Management (SIM) 36th Annual 2016 IT Trends Study October 20, 2015 Summary: Answers the most important issues for IT leaders in 2016 based on the responses from 785 organizations. Business/IT Alignment – Remains a persistent issue due to the changing nature of business and the difficulty IT has in responding to these changes. Being and staying aligned is critical. Business Cost Reduction and Controls – While a top concern for organizations it’s not a top “personal” concern Read More …

Effective Vendor Governance Requires Business Alignment and Executive Commitment

Effective Vendor Governance Requires Business Alignment and Executive Commitment GARTNER, May 29, 2015 Summary: 60% of IT budgets are spent on externally provided IT products and services. Gartner’s 2015 CIO survey indicates that 38% of the IT budget is currently spent directly by the business, growing to 50% by 2017. Despite an enterprise’s growing dependency on outside vendors, strategic vendor management (SVM) continues to lack the required governance to effectively manage vendor relationships. SVM competency is immature, compared to other Read More …

The Rise of the Chief Information Officer

The Rise of the Chief Information Officer The Washington Post, September 22, 2015 Summary: CIO is shifting from a doomed title meaning “Career Is Over” or “Glorified Director of IT” to one of the key advisers on enterprisewide, internal and external strategies—and it’s made finding good CIOs challenging! Today’s CIOs require both business and technology mindsets (emphasis on business) and the supporting skill sets to dabble as strategists, marketers, brainstormers, and tech wizs as situations demand. Modern CIOs also need Read More …