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CIO and information technology myths

Unravelling the truth about business and IT alignment


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CIO and IT myths

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Do you believe that Chief Information Officers need to be strong technologists to be effective? That information technology costs too much? Or that outsourcing is a quick fix? Or that large system implementations always fail?

If you do, you are not alone. We have identified 10 commonly held myths about CIOs and information technology that if left unchallenged can mean missing the chance to create real value from IT investment.

 

We explore how best to extract that value – how the business and IT have to work together to align their strategies and why the alignment between the two has never been more important to maintain competitive advantage.

As the business increasingly relies on information technology to determine and pursue its strategic objectives, the right “business savvy” CIO must be an integral member of the business planning and management team.

Unravelling the truth will help the business better understand IT – how to anticipate the opportunities, understand the trends and align the architecture – and help IT live up to its promise to support the business.

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