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Beyond Alignment: A Road Map For Business-Centric CIOs

October 17, 2011

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For 30 years, CIOs have set up increasingly complex IT processes and industrialized IT operations in the hope of driving down costs while increasing IT and business alignment. While efforts toward alignment yield mixed results, business realities demand that CIOs move beyond alignment — to weave IT into the fabric of the business — or be relegated to managing technology. The CIOs number-one job in the coming decades will be to drive business results — and by definition this requires CIOs to reshape IT for future success. Failure by CIOs to recognize this shift and shape a new IT for the future will result in turnover in IT leadership. CEOs can no longer afford IT leaders without the vision and influence to effect business change. To help CIOs make this transition, Forrester has collected a set of best practices to help you map your way forward.

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Table of Contents

  • The Age Of The Customer Requires CIOs To Change
  • It's Time To Develop A New IT Philosophy
  • Three Essential Attributes Of An Empowered BT Organization
  • There Are Snakes And Ladders Along The Journey To Empowered BT
  • WHAT IT MEANS

  • Empowered BT Will Radically Change The Current IT Organizational Makeup
  • Supplemental Material
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