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Remember the '70s? Way back then, IT was a mainframe that sat in some room and only two people had a key. Flash forward a decade, and IT was a limited set of systems irrelevant to the vast majority of employees and customers. But today, all of the sudden, technology belongs to everyone. Because of the suddenness of this revolution in technology adoption, the IT organizations in most companies have not had enough time to evolve into a "comfortable integration" with the rest of the company. This lack of comfortable integration has led to some strange phenomena including: shadow IT, the "everyone is a CIO" phenomenon, where most employees think they can run IT better than the CIO. It also translates to CIOs are being held responsible for driving adoption in areas where they cannot possibly have as much influence as other executives, and the emergence of odd new executive hires like "Chief Innovation Officer" and "Chief Digital Officer."In Be the Business, Martha Heller tackles some critical questions for the modern-day CIO at the center of it all:When technology all of a sudden belongs to everyone, what does that mean for IT?When technology is your company's differentiator, how does your IT operating model change?When technology is the business, how is technology leadership distributed across and through the enterprise?How much more responsibility can IT take on? How long can the center hold?Through interviews with dozens of CIOs, Heller has created a snapshot of what CIOs are doing to lead IT in a climate where technology belongs to everyone. She addresses how CIOs are changing their operating models, their approaches to talent development, their assessment of the new IT provider marketplace, and most importantly, the skills and behaviors critical to CIOs who are achieving success in an ever changing landscape. As a master storyteller, Heller incorporates philosophy, humor, and pragmatic advice into a book that both informs and entertains.
Number of Pages: 170
Genre: Business + Money Management, Computers + Internet
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: Martha Heller
Street Date: September 27, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-7621