CIOs Face Bumpy Road to Strategic Leadership

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-06-2014 Email

It's a critical time for CIOs and other IT decision-makers to elevate their presence as strategic influencers within their organization. However, they still find that the day-to-day oversight of tech operations, such as constantly responding to the routine fire drills, consumes too much of their time, according to a recent survey from Logicalis Group. One solution: To farm out more of these roles by adopting a consolidated managed services model. That way, CIOs would have more time to work on cloud computing, business analytics and mobile enterprise initiatives, among other priorities. "CIOs are striving to change the way IT is perceived by the wider organization," says Ian Cook, CEO of Logicalis. "Who wants to run a business function that line-of-business managers think is less agile and less relevant than external providers? Clearly, these CIOs are taking a proactive approach to staying relevant, focused on a transformation agenda across all aspects of IT infrastructure, operations and the end-user experience." More than 185 global CIOs and IT directors took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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