Taking for granted that all CIOs want to stay employed in 2009 while helping their companies grow and increase profits and delight customers, our list of 10 top-priority items for CIOs in the coming year offers a blend of the old and the new. Here's our list of the 10 items we think will keep you excited and delighted in 2009.The basic list of our Top 10 CIO issues appears below, and you can find an enhanced version of the list with links to excellent articles and analyses for each topic in this week's Global CIO column. If you have other high-priority items you think should be on this list, or if you think any of these don't deserve inclusion, please let me know.
1) Customer-Facing Innovation 2) Attacking The 80/20 Ratio 3) The Challenging Economy 4) The Strategic CIO 5) Cloud Computing 6) The SaaS Effect 7) Virtualization 8) Outsourcing 9) Green Computing 10) Radical Desktops
That's our list, and we hope it gives you something to think about as you lock down your plans for 2009. And again, check out the link above for related articles and analyses on each topic. Happy New Year, everyone!