IT Management Slideshow: Seven Major Projects CIOs Should Consider

By Jennifer Lawinski  |  Posted 11-12-2010

Seven Major Projects CIOs Should Consider

Project 1: IT/OT AlignmentGartner Predicts: Failure to align means poor software management of operational tech (OT) systems. This will cause major business failure for a Global 100 company by 2013.

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Project 1: IT/OT AlignmentHow You'll Benefit: Integrating IT and OT groups and developing standards will help you streamline budgets, coordinate planning, maximize tech purchasing power and simplify tech decision-making.

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Project 2: Go SocialGartner Predicts: Over the next five years, 80 percent of IT organizations won't develop a coherent approach to dealing with information from social networking.

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Project 2: Go SocialHow You'll Benefit: Understanding social media, the power of communities and how members interact will become essential skills for IT and business success in the 21st Century.

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Project 3: Pattern-Based StrategyGartner Predicts: Over the next five years the fastest-growing intelligence investment among leading global companies will be pattern-seeking technology - systems that can detect patterns in business-relevant data.

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Project 3: Pattern-Based StrategyHow You'll Benefit: The ability to share information on business-relevant trends will drive growth. Create a framework to study indicators and adjust your company's business direction to stay ahead of competitors.

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Project 4: Cloud ComputingGartner Predicts: By 2016, all leading global companies will take advantage of public cloud services.

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Project 4: Cloud ComputingHow You'll Benefit: Your enterprise will be able to leverage technology in new ways while saving money by subscribing to services, not buying new hardware and software.

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Project 5: Context-Aware ComputingGartner Predicts: Context-aware applications - which consider who we are and what we're doing - will be used to target audiences for mobile consumer marketing.

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Project 5: Context Aware Computing How You'll Benefit: Unlocking the potential of context-aware services will be a challenge, but worth it. Gartner predicts 75 percent of new search installations will include a social search element, letting you reach a more targeted audience.

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Project 6: SustainabilityGartner Predicts: Sustainability and compliance with environmental regulations will be the fastest-growing enterprise compliance expenses over the next five years.

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Project 6: SustainabilityHow You'll Benefit: IT systems will become crucial to enabling sustainable business models while monitoring risk and compliance.

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Project 7: Focus on InnovationGartner Predicts: When picking new CIOs, by 2016 companies will use a candidate's innovation accomplishments as a top-three selection criterion.

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Project 7: Focus on InnovationHow You'll Benefit: Finding innovative ways to create growth, in revenue, jobs and industries, will set you apart from the pack. Balancing innovation and risk management will be key.

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