A current study “The BT CIO report 2016 – the digital CIO” on behalf of the network and IT service provider BT clearly shows that while the CIOs around the world are driving the digital transformation, the processes, and systems of their companies and organizations are hindering the transformation.
Their importance at the management level continues to rise under the influence of digitization. More than seventy percent of the surveyed about a thousand IT decision-makers from eleven countries said that the role of the CIO in corporate governance in the past two years has become more important. And almost 43 percent of respondents stated that they spend more time today on issues that affect the company as a whole.
The flip side of this trend is that it becomes increasingly difficult for the IT chiefs at all to find time to develop creative solutions for daily business. Nearly two-thirds of IT decision-makers feel that the CIO spend more time on the existing IT systems to keep running than trying to find new solutions. CIOs have, therefore, irrespective of their ambitions in terms of digital transformation, a lot to do still with contaminated sites.
Nearly 80 percent of large companies and organizations pursue global or a “multi-speed” approach: technology-driven initiatives are driven at different speeds and priorities – with the CIO as a driving force. This requires more creativity, flexibility, and a more dynamic business model. The BT study found that two-thirds of CIOs also found that rapidly alter the key performance indicators (KPIs) with which their own performance is measured. The digital transformation moves precisely in the heart of all its activities.
In most companies, which were covered by the new BT study, different departments are busy to procure and use without involving the IT department IT products and services. Apparently, IT departments are increasingly pleased with a cross-divisional, business support role. In this role, IT is focused on particular data security, providing an efficient infrastructure and that there is no duplication of work within the company.
These altered responsibilities subject to the new role of digital CIO, the acts of all corporate divisions as enablers. Here the IT chiefs agree on the main technology trends: cloud, mobility and collaboration and data (big data). According to the report, already one-fifth of the world’s companies are moving to fully cloud-centered infrastructure. Almost half of the companies are already receiving more than half of their applications and their infrastructure from the cloud.
The CIO is one of the most demanding positions in business today. The digital CIOs are the pioneers of change. To be successful, they need now strategic partnerships within and outside of their company. MadeIT is well positioned to be their digital enabler.
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