Over the last 30 years, technology has evolved at an exponential pace and continues to evolve faster everyday. These blog posts below are meant to help provide leadership advice in the ever changing technology landscape.
the Impact of Digital Transformation
With 74% of companies going through some form of digital transformation, it is critical to ensure you have a positive impact as a result these efforts. In most cases, the benefits that companies are aspiring to achieve are increased sales, lower operational costs, more efficient channels for their employees or customers. What should companies be doing to ensure they achieve these benefits? Click below to see Frank Liberio’s blog post on MuleSoft’s website.
Building the best leadership team
I would argue that to be successful in any leadership role you have to have the best possible team under you. I believe that holds true from the very first time you have people reporting to you through a senior executive role with thousands of folks under you. Your success if highly correlated to the strength of your team.
finding and Retaining Talent
One of the most difficult aspects of the CIO role is to find and retain talent. In a world where IT skills are highly valued and highly sought after, this can be very difficult. This post provides some advice on how to find and retain the best possible team.
Methods to be more cost efficient (cost cutting)
For most CIOs, it is just a matter of time until we are asked to look at our budgets and reduce costs. Let’s face it, we have one of the largest budgets in the organization so we are a great target. In some cases, it is pure cost reduction but more recently we are asked to cut our budgets to fund new or more IT initiatives. Below are some ideas on how to find savings.
IT Budgeting/ Planning
IT Budgeting/Planning is a critical task for us to lead as CIO’s. I wanted to provide some recommendations on how to make this process more efficient. If your process is already efficient, then kudos to you and no need to read further. However, if you are like many of us and have a long cumbersome budgeting process, please take a look.
IT Strategy / Roadmapping
I would suggest that one of the most critical responsibilities we have as CIO’s is building our IT Strategy. The strategy should include a three to five year roadmap of what you expect to achieve as an IT function in support of the business objectives. The problem is we rarely have time to get the strategy built. Please take a look at our recommendations on how to get your IT strategy constructed and then ratified by business leadership.
PMOs can be one of the most beneficial tools a CIO can use to ensure major initiatives remains on time and on budget. However, it can also end up becoming a money pit that decreases productivity of the entire team Below is a quick perspective on how I believe a PMO should be used.
Defining your enterprise architecture has become more important than ever. What role does the CIO play in the architecture definition and how to ensure you are getting the best advice?