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10 New Make-or-Break Priorities for the CIO

As the move toward digital innovation continues, CIOs are increasingly challenged from all angles and with new responsibilities and new technologies.
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Wrangle SaaS Sprawl

CIOs are increasingly challenged to drive strategy and alignment into the current environment of “SaaS sprawl.” As the pendulum swung away from the old world of IT-provided applications to the new world of easy-to-consume SaaS, the pace of corporate technology acquisition exploded almost overnight. However, companies are now discovering that the benefits of solving pain points quickly via SaaS are being offset by skyrocketing costs, data, and functionality sprawl, and the absence of a strategy around long-term architecture and integration. CIOs are now being asked to help drive strategy, alignment, security, and governance back into the business while, at the same time, continuing to leverage the speed and agility that SaaS can deliver. Today’s CIOs must help ensure that companies get the best of both worlds.

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