CIO Insight Weekly Report, May 21, 2008

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 05-21-2008
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In this week's CIO Insight Weekly Report: Nick Carr's Harvard Business Review article "IT Doesn't Matter" still resonates among CIOs five years after its publication. But after rereading the article, a leading IT executive surprisingly discovers Carr was, for the most part, right about the evolution of technology and the IT organization. Dianne Offereins, chief technology officer at Discover Financial Services, recalls dismissing the Carr's original thesis, but now agrees with Carr that companies should spend less on IT; be a follower, not a leader; and focus on risk, even if that means not immediately taking advantage on new opportunities.

 

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