What Digital CIOs Need to Succeed

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What’s a disproportion between “yesterday’s CIO” and a modern-day digital one? Digital CIOs say a aloft form in a corporate house room, where house members have lifted their expectations of IT opening and a smoothness of new, business-benefiting innovation, according to a new consult from BT. The ensuing “The BT CIO Report 2016: The Digital CIO” also indicates that, given these challenges, house members increasingly commend that today’s CIOs contingency be some-more artistic than in a past. Indeed, in assessing a “must have” qualities of digital CIOs, consult respondents were many expected to bring a need to work in a stretchable demeanour with new business models and remaining open to new ideas/solutions, along with “soft skills” such as effectively responding to feedback and looking during situations from opposite perspectives. However, even with these changeable needs, CIOs still spend some-more time progressing IT systems rather than looking for new solutions, though that change appears to be reversing. “Digital mutation is underneath contention during a house level, in IT and operational teams, in each classification and in each industry,” according to a report. “That’s accurately how it should be (because) a range of what is digitally probable is uncertain. Every craving is operative out their singular proceed of bettering in this digital epoch and already regulating record in new and artistic ways to renovate their business … CIOs are apropos ever some-more executive to a boardroom and altogether business strategy. The artistic use of record is positively supposed as a differentiator, not only in transforming costs or efficiency, though in improving patron knowledge and enabling disruptive growth.” A sum of 1,030 tellurian comparison IT decision-makers took partial in a research, that was conducted by Vanson Bourne.

Raised Bar

73% of IT decision-makers said the expectations of the CIO among board members has increased in the last two years, up from 68% who felt this way in 2014.

Creative License

70% said their board recognizes the need for a creative CIO, up from 64% who said this in 2014.

Essential Qualities, Part I

48% said a digital CIO must be flexible while working with new business models, and 47% said a digital CIO must be open to trying new ideas/solutions.

Steady Progress

61% said CIOs still spend more time maintaining current IT systems than searching for new solutions, but that’s down from 74% who felt this way in 2014.

Massive Migration

46% said more than half of their organization’s apps and infrastructure is in the cloud, and nearly one-fifth said all of their company’s apps/infrastructure are in the cloud.

Top Cloud Adoption Challenges

Security concerns: 49%, Existence of legacy systems: 43%, Lack of time: 40%, Lack of budget: 37%

Virtually Safe

33% of IT decision-makers believe a move to the cloud can actually help boost security.

Most Disruptive Tech Trends

Cloud: 58%, Mobility/collaboration: 54%, Data: 52%, Digitalization: 48%, Software-defined apps/infrastructure: 44%, Internet of Things: 43%

Most Positive Changes within the CIO Role

Greater influence on the board and/or business and strategic decisions: 51%, More opportunity to add value to business: 47%, Increased capability for innovation/creativity: 45%

Biggest Challenges for Digital CIOs

Time required to deal with corporate issues: 43%, Increased difficulties in getting multiple parties to buy into new tech adoption: 36%, Less time to develop creative/innovative solutions for business: 36%