CIO-plus: The changing IT landscape: Are CIOs losing power?

CIO-plus: The changing IT landscape: Are CIOs losing power?

A roundup of news, reviews and trends for business technology leaders compiled by CIO New Zealand.

A roundup of news, reviews and trends for business technology leaders compiled by
CIO New Zealand.

Are CIOs losing power?

There's a school of thought that IT departments - and CIOs - are disappearing. As more and more businesses buy cloud-based services, and turn to self-service and bring-your-own-device models, IT decision making is spreading throughout an organisation, some experts say. A new study by Forrester illuminates the changing IT landscape. It found that the share of IT projects primarily or exclusively run by IT department will decline from 55 per cent in 2009 to 47 per cent in 2015.

CEOs need to be ‘hybrid leaders’: PwC

"To pilot their organisations through times of enormous change, CEOs will have to become hybrid leaders, comfortable straddling two worlds to draw on the best of the old while operating at the frontiers of the new," says PwC in its 17th Annual Global CEO Survey.

Futurist Tim Longhurst: Focus on core operations and ‘edge thinking’

Shares pointers on how to do this in a business environment buffeted by change

Robots closer to being able to work together as a team

MIT researchers build software that will enable robots to work, communicate together

Are Silicon Valley Techies Becoming 'The Man'?

In the good old days, technology types were viewed as likeable geeks, the underdogs everyone could root for. But these days, techies are seen as wealthy elite. How did they become the most despised group of the Valley?

Smaller Businesses See Big Returns From Social Media

A new study from LinkedIn reports a strong correlation between smaller businesses that are increasing social media spending in areas such as content marketing and lead generation and those achieving what it calls 'hyper growth’.

Essential reading from our archives:

Chief flexibility officer: The next CIO role?

The world is changing so quickly, and every company's business model has to change as well, says V.C. Gopalratnam, vice president, IT at Cisco. 'You really have to build an organisation that is as flexible as hell.'

CIOs in privileged position to become the CEO

'I hate it when I see the CIO reporting to the CFO; the vision the CIO can provide the organisation is absolutely unique', says BT Global Services CEO Luis Alvarez.

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