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10 Top CIO Priorities: The Reality Vs. The Ideal

CIOs are charged with both support and business functions, which means juggling a variety of priorities. However, those priorities don't always match up with where IT leaders would necessarily focus their energies if given a choice. Recent survey results illustrate the disconnect.
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1/29/2016 | 9:55:49 AM
Re: Innovation
"Unfortunately, it is clear that while they see the need to do it, they can't make it a practical reality. Sadly, only 53% of the CIOs surveyed said that IT was involved in creating new products or services in any way. " this is very true. They always try to be in their comfort zones repeating the same thing. I have seen they not willing to take the challenge if innovation.
shamika
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shamika,
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1/29/2016 | 9:55:28 AM
Innovation
Innovation has become a key aspect for any organization. Without innovation it is difficult to be in the market. 
shamika
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shamika,
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1/29/2016 | 9:55:01 AM
Large projects
I think it is very important to have the right project team when initiating these large projects. Without the right resources the CIO will not be able to cater the requirement of the users.
shamika
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shamika,
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1/29/2016 | 9:47:19 AM
Providing timely feedback
In my experience this is something lacking in many IT projects. I think it is an important factor for all the stakeholders.  I have faced issues when coordinating status review meetings especially with the CIO.
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shamika,
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1/29/2016 | 9:43:15 AM
Re: Simplify
I agree with you. Most of the CIO's prefer to have systems with more functionalities for the sake of having it. However at the end of the day it does not add any value.
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1/25/2016 | 8:44:36 AM
Security and risk management
While most of us don't like to have to deal with security and risk management, it is one of the most critical things a CIO can focus on right now. One slip in this area can damage the company and affect perceptions and customer goodwill for years to come.
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jagibbons,
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1/25/2016 | 8:43:01 AM
Analytics impact
Definitely agree that business intelligence and analytics will have a significant impact across the enterprise over the next few years. Data is already turning into one of the new currencies. But just having a lot of it isn't enough. In fact, without the right expertise and tools, more data is also more detrimental to the running and growing of the business.
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1/25/2016 | 8:40:53 AM
Simplify
Simplification is a laudable goal. Complex systems have more margin for error, more moving parts to break down and certainly take much longer for diagnosing and remediating problems. I suspect that every CIO with any degree of legacy apps wants to simplify their world. The hard part is figuring out what can go, what replaces and doing both while also delivering the business of technology the organization.
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