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CIOs Must Think Differently, Create New Roles and Acquire New Skills for IoT

Published: 19 May 2017

ID: G00329377

Analyst(s): Emil Berthelsen


IoT changes the processes, structures and tasks within a company. CIOs must identify which new IoT skills are required to recruit, train and develop resources accordingly. Creating an IoT center of excellence becomes key for cross-functional business transformation and competitive differentiation.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • New challenges in data, technologies and security in IoT will require CIOs to evaluate, strengthen and extend their skills and resources
  • Without a managed and coordinated structure, the IoT business cases and implementations may put projects at risk, affecting different business units and departments and creating challenges for CIOs
  • Harnessing new innovation processes and recruiting skilled resources have become key to CIOs' achieving IoT success, and can become competitive differentiators for the future of the company

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