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By Tony Kontzer  |  Posted 09-20-2011

Are You a Revolutionary CIO?

Technological drivers of complexity for CIOs:-mobility-cloud computing-social media-touch computing-security threats

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Business drivers of complexity for CIOs:-globalization-rising customer expectations-faster transaction pace-growing demand for collaboration-calls for sustainability

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Growth and productivity60% of respondents believe the focus of IT should be facilitating growth and productivity

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Competitive edge36% of respondents believe IT needs to provide a competitive advantage

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Four can't-miss skills66% of respondents say revolutionary CIOs should possess these four skills:-industry knowledge-business knowledge-tech experience-staff development

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Three secrets to successAccording to Deloitte, to be successful a revolutionary CIO must:-direct more investment toward innovation-develop a strategic roadmap that focuses on the future-ensure IT has deep tech and biz skills

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IT stewards45% of respondents view their CIO as a steward who:-keeps lights on-leverages existing IT assets-interacts with technicians-is common in big, stable companies

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IT strategists45% of respondents view their CIO as a strategist who:-translates business needs into IT action-ensures IT keeps up with business-interacts with business leaders-is common in fast-growing companies

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IT revolutionaries10% of respondents view their CIO as a revolutionary who:-uncovers new markets and revenue streams-understands where IT is going and translates for business-interacts with C-level execs-is common in companies in highly competitive markets