What Digital Change Demands of IT Organizations - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DXC TECHNOLOGY

Harvard Business

And that means buying more new technology: IT organizations must adopt new platforms and processes and integrate services in new ways. Read More from DXC Technology: Is Your Company Adapting Fast Enough to Thrive in an Increasingly Digital World? In order to gain the desired flexibility while controlling costs, she advises CIOs to build not just a service platform but a set of digital services to go along with it. Information & technology Technology IT Sponsor Content

How Technical Debt Opens the Door to Cyber Attacks—and Steps to Protect Your Small Business

Strategy Driven

As technology has evolved over time from main frame to client server to the Internet and now the cloud, the impact of a new Tech Debt 2.0 How would your CFO or CIO handle this? Managing Your Finances business management CTO IT network Network Security strategydriven

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Why Can't a CIO Be More Like a CFO?

Harvard Business Review

But it should be the CIO''s job. It''s time for CIOs to move beyond their roles as chief technology officers, and embrace the name with all of its implications: Chief Information Officer. At the same time, technology budgets are static or contracting, and non-IT execs want more attention to cost-cutting. The time is ripe for CIOs to take a page from the CFOs'' playbook to ensure both accountability and responsibility for information creation.

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The CIO in Crisis: What You Told Us

Harvard Business Review

Our research, conducted in partnership with Harvard Business Review, The Economist, CEB (formerly the Corporate Executive Board), Intel, and TNS Global, finds that corporate leadership has lost confidence in the CIO as a strategic partner and views IT as a commodity rather than a difference-maker. Clearly the roles of CIO and the IT organization need reinvention — and that''s the conversation we''ve been having over the last few months in webinars and posts.

All Boards Need a Technology Expert

Harvard Business Review

Like almost every other major industry today, banking relies on hugely complex, enormously expensive technology. I discovered that only one bank had a board member with some direct experience in technology and in that case it was as a sales executive. Technology is the most important agent of change today; hardly any industry is immune to both its value-creating and disruptive potential. The truth is that many industries today employ outdated technology.

Leadership in Cybersecurity

N2Growth Blog

Today’s information security leaders are faced with: Technology aligned reporting structure. Security leaders are primarily reporting to the CIO. Security initiatives viewed primarily as technology solutions create misalignment with business requirements. The new leader integrator for operational security is proactive with the following: Envisions security value horizontally – reaches out to other departments such as operations, finance, HR, sales and legal.

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Every Organizational Function Needs to Work on Digital Transformation - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM GARTNER

Harvard Business

Clearly these leaders believe that digitalization offers exciting new, technology-enabled ways for organizations to engage with stakeholders, deliver a superior experience across the life cycle of their business, manage costs, and improve productivity. Other enterprises and their functions are looking to leverage technology to optimize and augment existing operations. Digital business also is creating new challenges for information and technology (I&T).

The Definitive Guide to Enterprise-wide Analytics Alignment

The Kini Group

Everyone has heard of the concept ─ data technology that helps all teams within a company, manage, protect, and analyze their data. Cost: Like all new technology, this level of company-wide data alignment was prohibitively expensive in its infancy. Deployment responsibility: Because the financial team’s role has evolved to include data protection and governance , analytics has somehow fallen to senior finance and FP&A managers. Is the next statement true or false?

News Flash: Innovation Is No Longer Just a Specialist’s Job. Now Here’s How to Involve Your Whole Workforce Instead

Strategy Driven

Left brainers are critical to accomplishing the engineering, finance, production and operational work that’s required to make meaningful change happen. The importance of technology ownership is significant. magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Dateline NBC, CNBC, CIO Magazine and the CBC. The classic method of segregating innovation to a single department, or to a process led by specialists, just isn’t fast enough any longer.

Female Leadership on the Decline in Canada :: Women on Business

Women on Business

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Why CRM Projects Fail and How to Make Them More Successful

Harvard Business

In 2017, CIO magazine reported that around one-third of all customer relationship management (CRM) projects fail. Those failures can mean a lot of things — over-budget, data integrity issues, technology limitations, and so forth. CRMs today also serve a lot of masters, from executives in the C-suite, technology, marketing, finance, and, oh yeah, sales. PM Images/Getty Images.

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What If You Could Learn Design from Apple?

Harvard Business

For a number of years, IBM organized the Center for CIO Leadership as a “global community to advance the profession.” ” At the time of its founding in 2007 most leadership programs were focused on helping CIOs be better IT managers. In contrast, IBM’s program helped CIOs be better business leaders. The program helped CIOs gain a “seat at the table” within their companies, and strengthened relationships with IBM’s key buyers.

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To Blog or Not to Blog?

N2Growth Blog

Posted on December 7th, 2010 by admin in Blogging & Social Media , Branding & Identity , Mediums & Markets , Miscellaneous , Operations & Strategy , Public Relations , Technology By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth I think you’d be shocked at how many people still struggle with the “to blog or not to blog&# dilemma.

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Shadow IT Is Out of the Closet

Harvard Business Review

An impatient marketing or finance manager would, on the sly, secure some extra budget money and hire a contractor to build a little database that tracked mailing addresses or top-line financials. Lines of business are now getting their own official technology budgets for non-standard software products. CEOs remain reluctant to invite CIOs to the executive table, insisting that IT is a cost center, not the innovation incubator it could be.

IT Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Its Users

Harvard Business Review

The history of enterprise technology has been fairly unforgiving to the people intended to use it. For the past half-century, most information technology models propagated two unassailable truths: that enterprise technology was purchased by a select few , and the technology was bought for the company. As for the delight of the individuals using the technology itself? Bob in Finance simply didn’t bring his own mainframe to work. Information & technolog

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A Board Director's Perspective on What IT Has to Get Right

Harvard Business Review

From my experience, I believe that there are four highly interdependent categories of contributions the CIO and IT function should make. I''m often struck by how many articles exclusively focus on new or emerging technology and their productivity or efficiency effects. Every discussion on the role of IT and CIOs should start with the question: "What are the potential uses of this technology that will guarantee we stay in business?"

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Yes, Managing IT Is Your Job

Harvard Business Review

Information Technology Changes the Way You Compete" was a trailblazing HBR article by Warren McFarlan back in the early 1980s. Their strategic use of information technology (IT) presaged the dot.com boom of the 1990s when the Internet made this kind of online ordering commonplace. Similar waves of innovative applications of technology (e.g., The only competitive advantage comes though agility, keeping ahead of the competition, moving on to the next technology wave.

IT Doesn't Matter (to CEOs)

Harvard Business Review

In 2003 Nicholas Carr wrote a provocative article for HBR titled " IT Doesn''t Matter ," in which he stated: "IT is best seen as the latest in a series of broadly adopted technologies that have reshaped industry over the past two centuries — from the steam engine and the railroad to the telegraph and the telephone to the electric generator and the internal combustion engine. Nor do they understand the CIO''s role or, typically, the technologies that the company deploys.

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Turn a C-level Customer Into Your Most Valuable Reference

Harvard Business Review

Helping my smaller vendors grow and get established is in my interest," notes Patty Morrison , CIO of Cardinal Health — and the kind of dynamic customer advocate ideal for any technology firm. "So When she was CIO at Motorola, for example, the company had public positions on things like use of mobile devices and public safety. In any industry, selling to a C-level executive buyer is often a cause for celebration.

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Companies That Don’t Manage Utilities Strategically Are Throwing Money Away

Harvard Business Review

You’d think that increasingly sophisticated technology would help reduce this waste. For example, the finance department approves what to buy, facilities maintains equipment, HR tells employees how to conserve energy, and marketing manages the company’s corporate sustainability reporting. states with deregulated power markets) and technologies (e.g., The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that companies waste 30% of the energy they consume.

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When Learning at Work Becomes Overwhelming

Harvard Business Review

But with the rapid implementation of electronic health records (EHRs), CNOs are now expected to master new trends in health care information technologies to engage hospital leaders in strategic discussions about major technology investments. The primary driver for new learning is increasingly complex and essential technologies. These MIT economists insist we’re now in a race between education and technology, if workers’ skills are to stay economically viable.

3 Ways Big Companies Are Connecting with Younger Consumers

Harvard Business Review

It requires a new set of tools: a more open and flexible mind-set, significant process changes, as well as new technology and infrastructure. Big financial services companies are challenged when it comes to connecting with younger consumers, particularly about personal finance. But more than anything else, younger consumers like their technology. By now, we have all heard a great deal about marketing to Millennials. Where do they shop? The internet.

Making Sense of the Many Kinds of Impact Investing

Harvard Business Review

Currently, impact can mean anything from venture investments in new health technologies to microfinance loans in Peru; from affordable housing in the US to renewable energy in India; from social impact bonds to private equity funds that create jobs. Everyone agrees that impact investing is on the rise.