As the day-to-day operations of IT move aggressively toward cloud and automation, technology minded people within the organization should be at the forefront of figuring out what is next in terms of the business opportunity that next generation technology can bring
Successful organizations will not start with a IT strategy but with a business strategy with IT at is core. Any business strategy should include how to use technological solutions-infrastructure, software, platforms-that help advance an organization’s ambitions and strategy profitably.
There are major changes only just starting, but all driven by ubiquitous availability of computer, storage, analytics and other fundamental cloud services. As technology shapes the way we work, play and live, it also shapes interaction and connections-mostly for the better.
Organizations are finding new ways to connect with their employees, customers, suppliers and partners by tapping into the applications and technologies powered by new digital innovations. Getting the most out of the treasure trove of data means being open to experimentation and innovation. Governance in the cloud-driven digital age means building data awareness and encouraging creativity within an environment of compliance.
The move from a highly controlled environment to one with a dynamic structure and more room for experimentations- mirrors the revolution many organizations are seeing with either IT departments and the roles they play.
Not only are new digital technologies enabling the democratization of innovation by offering speed, scale and stability, and at the same time opening the door to the democratization of data by creating a secure distributed way to share information across a wide swath.
As technology drives innovation in all parts of an enterprise, CIOs are relinquishing control and working instead to provide a governance model and advisory services to ensure each business leader is getting what he or she needs from the available tools at hand.