CIOs Are Emerging as Vital Business Influencers

CIOs Are Emerging as Vital Business Influencers

The CIO as Chief ‘Integration’ OfficerThe CIO as Chief ‘Integration’ Officer

CIOs increasingly have to harness emerging, disruptive tech to serve business. As lead enterprise integrators, they ensure that digital, analytical and cloud efforts aren’t redundant or conflicting, and don’t compromise organizational investment.

A Sharper Market FocusA Sharper Market Focus

CIOs work closely with CMOs to acquire tools which elevate automation, content development, customer analytics and other market-driving capabilities. The result: greater customer connectivity and engagement.

The New IT EmployeeThe New IT Employee

Traditional credentials and certifications no longer matter as much in this fast-shifting IT and business environment. CIOs will place more value into hands-on skills–especially among employees who are quick to learn new ones.

The Dawning of the API EconomyThe Dawning of the API Economy

Application programming interfaces (APIs) were once considered development tools. Now, tech departments turn to them to help reuse, share and monetize their company’s core assets.

A Spotlight on Ambient ComputingA Spotlight on Ambient Computing

This refers to the sensors, devices, intelligence and agents which make the Internet of things (IoT) work. To successfully bring them together, you’ll need superior analytics/data, security and integration capabilities.

Software-Defined EverythingSoftware-Defined Everything

The virtualization of all things IT–computing, networking, storing and securing–not only saves money and improves productivity, but it boosts agility in IT service delivery.

A Renaissance EraA Renaissance Era

Core systems are getting makeovers, as IT modernizations pay down technical debt, remove barriers to scale and performance, extend legacy infrastructure and fuel the innovation of new services and offerings.

Amplified IntelligenceAmplified Intelligence

No longer limited to a few IT specialists, analytics-driven intelligence is now in the hands of general users, who take advantage of mobile, wearable and contextual solutions to make better predictions about future business opportunities.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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