CIO Role in Digital Transformation

Dateline: June 26, 2015

Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.

As cloud-based apps increase in capability, relevancy and functionality, IT leaders are increasingly concerned that their business partners will move away from internal IT systems and embrace these external solutions.  According to a column written by IT Strategic Advisor and blogger Michael Krigsman, this is a valid concern.  Michael recently published a column at ZD NET titled Digital Transformation can Save the CIO.  He suggests that this is actually a blessing in disguise for CIOs,

Digital transformation and the increased emphasis on customer experience, will create an exploding need for business-savvy IT leaders. Because digital rests on technology and platforms as vehicles to enable business change, IT has a crucial role to play in the coming years…

The issue is not control over enterprise technology, but the relevance of IT in helping the business realize specific projects and goals.

What role will IT play as your organization undergoes digital transformation?  Is your IT team ready for this change?

That’s a WRAP!  Have a fantastic weekend!

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