Game Changers: Five Ways to Help the CIO Move IT From a Culture of Cost Cutting to Generating Value


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IT organizations that are mired in a culture of cost cutting need to know two things: It's possible to turn the culture around to a value orientation, and it takes time and a focused effort to do so. CIOs and IT leaders must change the conversation, focusing the attention on business outcomes.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • The Culture of Cost Focus Creates Artificial Constraints on the Value That IT Can Deliver in the Enterprise
    • Start Changing the Culture From Within IT
    • Settle the Question of Whether IT Can Do Its Job
    • Emphasize Strategy and Its Implications for Investment
    • Change the Mindset of the CFO to Focus on Value, Rather Than Cost
    • Market IT Successes: Show a Track Record of Business Change
    • Change the Culture to Realize Value
  • Recommended Reading
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