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CEO Advisory: Three Changes You Can Make to the Way IT Innovation Is Framed

Published: 28 June 2013

ID: G00250367

Analyst(s): Mark Raskino , Jackie Fenn

Summary

Many CIOs cannot drive the digital innovation needed for business growth because of a management culture that keeps IT in financial servitude. This research offers three CEO actions to break that trap.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • If CEOs don't get more revenue growth innovation leadership from CIOs, they will seek it elsewhere, fragmenting responsibility
  • A decade of cost optimization and service focus has left many IT departments without new technology exploration resources or a cultural license to innovate
  • Old-fashioned key metrics and the IT budget process act as handcuffs on the IT department, preventing it from taking a more entrepreneurial role

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