Top five tips for CIO strategic planning Staff
Strategic planning for your IT organization is a vital process, particularly in an unsteady economy that threatens to loom large in 2009 and likely beyond. More than ever before, money, time and patience are at a premium, and properly assessing organizational goals and specific methods for achieving them should be a top priority for enterprise CIOs.

The following five stories from are aimed at improving your strategic-planning program:


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JetBlue's new IT chief relentless on meeting business goals
[Linda Tucci, Senior News Writer]
A project management office, off-the-shelf technology and a relentless focus on your company's strategy will help make you a leader among business executives, JetBlue's Joe Eng says.

 Gartner: Restructuring top concern for CEOs in 2009
[Linda Tucci, Senior News Writer]
Predicting what's going to happen with the economy is a fool's game, but you can be sure of one thing: Your CEO is thinking worst-case scenario.

 Forrester: 10 mistakes that will sink a strategic plan
[Linda Tucci, Senior News Writer]
A good IT strategic plan addresses real needs that stakeholders can see and understand. Here are 10 things not to do.

 Escaping the shackles of static IT mentality
[Linda Tucci, Senior News Writer]
Futurist Tom Koulopoulos gives CIOs and CEOs a primer on how to innovate.

 Business innovation in five (not-so-easy) steps
[Linda Tucci, Senior News Writer]
Get past the clichés and on to business innovation by taking five practical steps from a Forrester Research analyst report.

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