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Strengthen Your Office of the CIO to Guide the Transition Toward Four Potential IT Futures

Published: 28 March 2013

ID: G00238699

Analyst(s): Lee Weldon, Simon Mingay , John Mahoney

Summary

The IT organization will have four potential future relationship paradigms with the enterprise, and the office of the CIO will play an important, but different, role in all four. We look at the impact of the four futures on the capabilities of the office of the CIO.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • The Nature and Definition of the OCIO Have Evolved Over the Past Decade
  • The OCIO Will Be at the Heart of the Future Enterprise IT Ecosystem
  • Choosing Among the Four Futures Depends on the Strategic Importance of Technology
    • OCIOs Must Clarify Their Scope and Focus to Be Effective in Their Specific Enterprise
  • Case Example: Orchestrating a Complex Retail Transformation With a Refocused OCIO
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: The Scope of the OCIO
  • Appendix 2: The Four Futures of IT

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