A recent essay written by Accenture Austrailia's IT Strategy Lead, and published by IT Wire discusses the importance of IT departments in minimizing costs, enhancing productivity and streamlining processes.
But it also goes a step further, pointing out the emergence of high performing CIOs which are characterized by:
Their visionary leadership and experience combined with a willingness to invest in transformative digital technologies that deliver real business advantages. This powerful combination of attributes allows high performing CIOs to enhance the customer experience, drive new growth opportunities and improve overall business performance.
Research conducted by Accenture revealed:
...key areas where high performing organisations are leading in IT. First, top performers are learning to master a hybrid IT environment, which replaces legacy architecture with a ‘cloud first’ mentality. And the advantages are overwhelming: 40% of high performers have seen a measurable improvement in IT agility as a result of cloud technology, compared to just 9% of the others.
Read the rest of the article to learn more about high performing CIOs.