sponsored by IBM
Posted:  11 Feb 2009
Published:  10 Feb 2009
Format:  PDF
Length:  32  Page(s)
Type:  White Paper
Language:  English
The purpose of this paper is to highlight the key insights from the IBM Global CEO Study and relate them to the new CIO challenge: driving transformation as "change leaders" and implementing transformation as "change agents," both enterprisewide as key allies of the CEO and within their own IT organizations.

CIOs and their IT organizations, like their CEOs, must instill five core traits:

  • Hungry for change -- transforming IT applications, services and infrastructures to make them flexible, extensible and secure
  • Innovative beyond customer imagination -- enabling collaboration across and beyond the enterprise and turning data into insight
  • Globally integrated -- moving toward a shared services model and enabling integrated business operations and supply chains
  • Disruptive by nature -- preparing to support the evolving business models of the enterprise, including acquisitions, mergers and divestitures
  • Genuine, not just generous -- working to reduce the IT footprint and associated energy use, and to support the enterprise's broader social responsibilities.

Adopting these five core traits can help CIOs effectively carry out their vital role as change agents across the enterprise. The road ahead is challenging, but the vision, technologies, methodologies and services are available to support CIOs as they prepare to thrive in the Enterprise of the Future.

Business Models | Business Processes | Leadership | Risk Management | SOA

View All Resources sponsored by IBM

About TechTarget:

TechTarget provides enterprise IT professionals with the information they need to perform their jobs - from developing strategy, to making cost-effective IT purchase decisions and managing their organizations' IT projects - with its network of technology-specific Web sites, events and magazines

All Rights Reserved, Copyright 2000 - 2014, TechTarget | Read our Privacy Statement