Imagine a senior management team meeting on strategy. The agenda is how to bring the game to competitors with the best service. The marketing team monitored the customer journey and the touchpoints where he interacts with the brand using strategic CIO. A person sitting next to the CEO supports a strategy based on mobility and parallel collaboration with the marketing director that will ensure a good user experience. The CEO thinks for a moment.
“When can we do this?”
“We can be in beta for 3 weeks, we can start in 5 weeks”
“Okay, let’s make it happen. Tell me how much you need.’
The CIO is the one who helped finalize the strategy and is responsible for the quick marketing time.
We all know the dialogue now. Has information technology long been considered a tactical business world, measured by its cost? The CIO’s new paradigm is to transform IT from a cost center in the eyes of the CEO into a role that enables the business strategy and is measured not by cost but by return on investment (ROI). But how do you get there in practice? What statistics are you looking for? How is the journey mapped, started, and completed?
InfoTech Consulting works with dozens of enterprise-level CIOs who experience this landscape, and conversations continue to grow. Through hands-on discussions of architectural roadmaps, operational skills, and relevant project delivery, we feel we can crystallize the single point of reference that can be the light that can guide the journey the strategic CIO must take. We just call it 50/50
CIOs who spend 50% of their IT budget to keep the lights on and 50% of their IT budget to enable business acceleration through greater agility, revenue growth, and profitability are the new strategic CIOs. They are talking to their CXO colleagues about activating new revenue streams and strategic business initiatives. They outperform fellow CIOs in internal IT satisfaction, increase the budget allocation, and share ideas with the CEO and Board.