This overview of six of the CIO Executive Council’s most important pieces of intellectual capital
represents the thought leadership of literally hundreds of global CIOs spanning over half a
decade. It is intended to convey the Council’s position on the current and future CIO role and
the value that IT should be creating for the enterprise. We hope that it offers the IT community
an intriguing and comprehensive roadmap for continued success.
The Future-State CIO is a chief information office who has built a sound foundation of operational excellence, aligned IT with the business and enabled initiatives that transform how the enterprise operates, Building on this foundation and the credibility it created, the future-state CIO then devotes more time (in fact, the majority of his or her focus) to the role of business strategist— driving business strategy and innovation for competitive advantage. The CIO will act not just as a function head and transformation enabler, but as a co-leader of the business in identifying and capitalizing on new possibilities to deliver value with information. Read on.
This IDC Vendor Spotlight analyses emerging trends related to business drivers and technology
evolution of enterprise collaboration and communication in Australia. The study takes a look at the
business and organisational challenges facing C-suite executives, including the CIO and other IT
decision makers, and the potential for tapping these trends for considerable positive gain. We also
discuss the role of the portfolio of solutions offered by the partnership between Cisco, Alphawest and
Optus in this market segment.
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