The CIO Strategy for 2010

By Brian P. Watson  |  Posted 12-10-2009

Don't worry--2009 is just about over. That's the good news.

The bad news is that CIOs from organizations large and small have been telling CIO Insight that they expect 2010 to be much of the same--another year of cost cutting, productivity boosting and endless demands on IT. And a number of recent studies tell the same story.

Despite the obvious pressures of post-recession IT leadership, many prominent CIOs are focusing their strategies and looking ahead to better times. We lined up four top-flight IT leaders and asked them to describe how they'll do that in 2010.

Bill Krivoshik, Marsh & McLennan Companies' first enterprisewide CIO, explains how he's shaping the role. Cisco's Rebecca Jacoby chronicles her approach to working with the business, especially with her CEO, John Chambers. Stuart McGuigan details IT's role in building a new business model at CVS Caremark. And Avaya's Lorie Buckingham offers advice on how to transform your IT organization.

Read: Marsh & McLennan CIO Bill Krivoshik explains how new CIOs can set the expectations and strategic priorities in their roles.

Read: Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby on how IT leaders can communicate most effectively with the business.

Read: CVS Caremark CIO Stuart McGuigan describes how IT can be a driving force behind a new business model.

Read: Avaya CIO Lorie Buckingham on how IT leaders can transform their corporate technology operation.

These first-hand perspectives focus on some of the most important things CIOs can do in the coming year. And while 2010 may not be the most fun year for IT leaders, the new year looks like it will offer an abundance of opportunities to expand their horizons.