Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to KnowBy CIOinsight | Posted 06-01-2001
Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to Know
Odds are your CEO has an outdated notion of what IT is and is not. Since you like your job, you'll probably never tell him. But George Colony, chairman and CEO of Forrester Research, will if you'd let him.
Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to Know - ''It\'s not IT anymore ...'
It's no longer about information. It's time to change Information Technology to Business Technology. Technology is now your business, business is now your technology. You don't believe him? Walk down the hallway and unplug wires and listen for the screams
Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to Know - ''When it comes to technology ...'
Most CEOs don't have the vaguest idea of how technology is used in their companies. That was OK when it was just IT, but this is BT. How many boards of directors would let the CEO get away with not understanding finance? CEOs don't need to know SOA or sof
Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to Know - 'Whose fault is it anyway?'
As easy as it's been to blame the CIO for the big installation that blew up, or the CRM that was brought in that didn't work, it's more likely that you didn't change the way business handled these processes, thus it was never really adopted. And yet, it's
Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to Know - 'Four players'
You (the CEO), TKBEs (Technology Knowledgeable Business Experts), a great CIO and a techie on the board (of directors). This teaches the CEOs to be technology-knowledgeable, and gives the CIO someone on the board dedicated to their function.
Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to Know - 'The Driving Force'
It's not that they won't be involved, but they won't be the only driving force. It's because process innovation is about the business and business is run by other executives, so everyone has to be on board or it will not work.
Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to Know - 'T + P + O'
This includes the techie on the board and the TKBE. To embrace BT, all three of these things need to happen.
Seven Things Your CEO Really Needs to Know - 'When you\'re looking for your next CIO, look for....'
Your CIO should be looking for opportunities to teach the company what they need to know about tech. This isn't about confusing them with SOA or something highly technical, but about helping your company become technology-knowledgeable, so that you can su