Out with the old; in with the new. Ushering in the New Year means taking stock of the accomplishments and lessons learned in the previous year, while looking ahead at where the opportunities lie in the twelve months to come. For most of us, this means making resolutions and setting goals, but for a CIO it’s often not that simple.
Historically the questions that keep a CIO up at night have been, “How do I industrialize IT and make it bulletproof? How can I/my IT team root out performance and security problems? How do we ensure the business is running the most efficient IT processes?” These are all very realistic challenges CIOs continue to face today.
In today’s digital, mobile-first environment, how does the CIO continue to invest in traditional IT while at the same time address the need to unleash change at a supercharged, accelerated pace? Many have not been able to keep up, evidenced by the fact that 52 percent of companies in the Fortune 500 have either gone bankrupt, been acquired, or ceased to exist since 2000.