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Commercializing IT - the CIO's Role in Driving Revenue

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CIOs today need to understand and push IT's contribution to the top line, not just the bottom. In a recent research project with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, 28% of respondents said their company has commercialized internal IT initiatives. Companies with a sustained commitment to innovation were at 40%. 

Everything As A Service

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The 'Everything-As-A-Service' approach is one that makes a great deal of sense. If an organization can decide they need a new platform or a new application they don't have to undergo a long, drawn-out technology selection project and subsequent implementation project to get the right technology within their data center. 

The CIO and Integrity: This Shouldn't be Hard, Folks

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Surprising and disturbing IT-related news crossed my Twitter feed one night: a well-known CIO is being sued for alleged fraud by his former firm. My purpose here isn't to comment on this individual case; it's now in the courts, information is still sketchy about the details. My purpose is to talk about overall issue of CIO ethics and integrity, particularly with respect to financial matters. 

The CIO Job is So Easy!

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Managing the complexity of the role and the balancing act that it demands from internal stakeholders expectations, team dynamics and its management, vendor ecosystem that needs periodic attention and finally the orchestration of all the components to keep everyone together aligned to the vision of the company's future...is this all easy? Yes? Then the CIO's job is easy!  

OLDER ENTRIES

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Top Trends Shaping the Cloud in 2015

Christian McMahon
Sometime ago, I was asked by Atheneum Partners to write a piece for their global newsletter. The question I was posed was for my take on what are the top cloud ... 
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CIO to CEO : Beyond Change of Vowel from I to E: CIO As-Is

Anshul Srivastav, 
Perception of a CIO has gone through a tectonic and transformational shift as if CIOs are entering the boardrooms and taking away the job of a CEO. CIO's job is... 
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Digital Push: Communities Creating Jewels of Digital

Rahul Neel Mani, 
Most of today's global businesses are successful because of one key underlying trait: They all work on the principal of creating and orchestrating communities t... 
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Smart Cities: A Journey, Not a Destination

Sumit Chowdhury, 
Smartness is not a destination. It is not a "certificate" that you will get at the end of project or a series of projects that will declare that you as "SMART".... 
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CIO & IT Leader Mid-life Crisis

Arun Gupta
Considering sensitivities and association with personal lives that many would have to this post, I would like to start with a disclaimer. This is an assimilatio... 
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Can Digital Resolve the Paradox of Competing Agendas?

Kapil Dev Singh, 
Digital is the future way of doing business, both at the individual business and the industry levels. On one hand digital enterprises shall compete on innovati... 

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