Gartner Research

CIO New Year's Resolutions, 2016

Published: 05 January 2016

ID: G00296057

Analyst(s): Patrick Meehan, Mark Raskino


2016 is the year for CIOs to influence, acquire and reshape capabilities — beyond the core IT agenda. This research offers ideas that CIOs can apply to achieve superior results.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Influence to the Top and Link Through the Core
    • Take a Board Member Out to Breakfast
    • Power Map Your Leadership Network
    • Link to the Top Two Metrics Your CEO and Board Care About
    • Revisit Your CMO Relationship
  • Acquire the Resources Needed to Deepen Digital Business Change
    • Develop a Business Sacrifice List and Divest One System Every Quarter
  • Develop a Techquisitions List
  • Plan for Crowdsourcing
  • Reshape Your Organization
    • Deliberately Cross an Organizational Boundary Line
    • Shift Your IT Thinking From "How, and What Skills" to "Why, and Which Competencies"
    • Write Three to Five Digital Behavior Maxims and Make Them Wallpaper
  • Two Perennial Resolutions
    • Craft Your Story Arc and Define Your Legacy
    • Get in Touch With New and Emerging Technologies in 2016

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