Gartner Research

The BU CIO's Role in Product Development

Published: 11 July 2008

ID: G00157532

Analyst(s): Mark McDonald , Patrick Meehan


Products, services, markets and channels are transforming dramatically, becoming information intensive and evolving faster in the face of global competition. This creates opportunities for business unit CIOs to focus on their business unit's unique solutions while leveraging corporate information and assets.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Growth and Development Are at the Top of the BU CIO's Long-Term Agenda
  • Supporting Growth and Development Involves New Processes and Technologies
  • BU CIOs Should Leverage the Enterprise to Avoid Losing Their Growth Focus
  • Product Development Creates Opportunities for the BU CIO
  • Participation Involves Providing Core Technologies and Integration Services
  • Commitment Puts the BU CIO on the Right Path
  • Case Study: Keolis — IT Innovation Responds to Contractual and Customer Demands
  • Choose Your Role Carefully

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