IT News - CxO
10 IT Predictions For The Next 5 Years: IDC
The Enterprisers Project, November 23rd, 2018
"What forces will shape the CIO's to-do list now through 2023? Listen to what IDC has to say about AI, DevOps, talent, and more..."

Serge Findling writes in The Enterprisers Project, "The race to reinvent is on, and CIOs are running out of time to either jump into the race with both feet or get left behind. True IT reinvention and reinvigoration must pervade an entire organization, from infrastructure rationalization and modernization to enterprise-wide agile practices, digital platforms, empowered IT product teams, and beyond. It's a daunting challenge, but much more attractive than business and professional failure..."

How To Create A Digital Transformation Strategy
IT Business Edge, November 19th, 2018
Mike Vizard writes in IT Business Edge, "There are fundamentally two avenues to creating a digital transformation strategy. The first is a bottom-up approach that relies on the initiative of individual business units to modernize the processes they have the most experience working with every day. The advantage of that approach is that it tends to achieve results quickly. The downside is that those efforts are typically uneven and may not result in a meaningful, sustainable competitive advantage because rivals can quickly replicate the same capability..."
Remote Working May Boost Productivity, But Also Leave You Vulnerable To Attack
HelpNet Security, November 19th, 2018
"New flexible working practices could pose a security risk to small businesses, with one in five of employees (21%) stating they are most productive when working in public spaces like a cafe or library, but only 18% concerned with the security implications this could have. SMBs therefore face the challenge of keeping their business secure, all the while adhering to the needs and expectations of the modern workforce, according to Avast..." - HelpNet Security
CIO Strategy: Kimberly-Clark's Digital Transformation
InformationWeek, November 19th, 2018
"Consumer products icon Kimberly-Clark's CIO launched a digital transformation at the highest strategic levels, " writes Jessica Davis in InformationWeek.

"Here's her game plan.

Google, Amazon and other big technology companies may have blazed the digitization trail, but the steady stream of companies that have followed have shown that enterprises must go down this trail in order to stay relevant in the future. That holds true whether you are a 5-year-old company or a nearly 150-year-old company..."

Turning Shadow IT Into A Business Advantage
ZDNet, November 19th, 2018
Mark Samuels writes in ZDNet, "CIOs in large firms are being circumnavigated by line-of-business decision makers who are buying their own apps, often without input from the IT department. In a smaller business, that siloed way of working won't fly. In fact, the close interactions of a smaller team make Agile and DevOps the perfect solution for end user-focused development..."
How Automation Empowers The CIO To Think Outside The IT Department
InformationWeek, November 20th, 2018
"The CIO's role is evolving into one that is more business focused, and it's a new generation of tech tools that enables that shift," notes Nancy Harris in InformationWeek.

"Today's CIOs no longer work in a silo. Companies worldwide are introducing automated technology across almost every facet of their businesses. Automation is already transforming the roles of employees across organizations, fundamentally altering the ways many work and communicate..."

The Future Of CTOs Is Up In The Clouds, But There Is A Ray Of Hope, Too
Information Age, November 19th, 2018
"No one understands better than the CTO how technology disrupts, but according to Steve Clarke, eponymous director of Freeman Clarke, the future of the CTO could be in jeopardy, maybe not disrupted out of relevance altogether, but certainly out of seniority, but there is a fix," notes Michael Baxter in Information Age.

"The future of CTOs: it's bright, says Steve Clarke, joint founder and director of Freeman Clarke, the UK's largest team of portfolio IT Directors, CTO's and CIO's, but only if they first adapt, and adapt very significantly..."

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