The debate over the CIO role, and the extent to which it should be about business or technology, is taking place in an increasing vacuum of strategic context. Some CIOs have abandoned strategy altogether, while others persevere with a traditional IT Strategy founded in the mindset of the mainframe era. Meanwhile, business managers and team members continue to develop their knowledge of technology and understanding of how to exploit it. There seems to be a presumption that the next-generation strategic purpose of the CIO will be an incremental step on from what has gone beforesignificant maybe, but still incremental. What if the CIO's new strategic context is not incremental but actually disruptive, requiring a very different mindset and skill set? Most crucially, what if the corporate strategists rather than the CIO communityare the ones deciding what context is? Their offer to the CIO: you can become one of the corporate strategists like us, but not with your traditional scope and approach to strategy. What does that offer look like and what does it mean for incumbent CIOs and the people who work for them?
Join Ian, in fruITion to explore these issues from a real world perspective. Ian is a Chief Information Officer (CIO) who is about to go on a journey of changewhether he likes it or not. He will be expected to explore, challenge and radically recast the complex, often hostile relationships that can exist between a business and the people in its Information Technology (IT) department.
On the way, Ian, his Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and other key stakeholders, experience a transformation in how a business needs to think about the value of its IT people and the work that they do. This results in some truly groundbreaking innovations in the scope and contribution of Ian's role as CIO, the people that work for him and the strategy that he leads.
Watch the characters in this extraordinary business novel as they meet the challenge, struggle and grow. Share in Ian's transformation, and join the author in observing key messages, which can be applied to your environment, as the adventure unfolds.
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ISBN 978-0977140039 Publication Date February 2008 Author Chris Potts Format Paperback Page Count 216 Manufacturer Technics Publications, LLC