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Digital Business: It's Time for CIOs to Lead or Get Out of the Way

Oct 08, 2015
From the Advisory Institute

KPMG recommends that CIOs take some immediate pragmatic steps to actively facilitate the development of a digital vision and strategy, prepare the IT function to be a valued partner with the business, and help navigate a successful transition to digital.

Building on the research conducted for the CIO Survey 2015 with Harvey Nash, we reveal four pillars for digital success:

  • a clear vision and strategy that incorporates digital
  • an impassioned and committed CEO to drive execution of the strategy across and down the entire organization
  • an innovative and nimble culture willing to take the right risks and move at a much faster pace
  • and a digitally proficient workforce.
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The CIO's alternative is to keep minding IT as usual, while the business goes elsewhere gaining short-term solutions but also creating digital silos, adding to technical debt and missing opportunities to leverage new technologies across the entire enterprise.