Leadership and strategic planning

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  • Rogue technology: What lies beneath

    Rogue technology can wreak havoc on legacy systems and expose companies to serious security threats. Yet business people often need quick, over-the-counter products to solve business problems, and CIOs and business executives must balance the need f... 

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  • Turning dirty data into business insights for your customers

    How do CIOs help their companies capitalize on big data? In the case of Land O' Lakes, it meant helping others to help itself. As senior news writer Nicole Laskowski reports in this issue of CIO Decisions ezine, the dairy cooperative has imple... 

  • Leveraging data for competitive advantage

    What's the big deal about analyzing big datasets? Companies have used business intelligence and business analytics for years to give them insight into the effectiveness of their operations – and now, there's a growing interest in how organizations ar... 

  • Tried and true Agile project management methodologies

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  • Tackling your organization's business intelligence data

    Business intelligence data is a boon to executives looking to better understand their enterprises, but the ever-growing quantities of information can be unwieldy. As the CIO, do you have a strategy for taming and harnessing all that crucial intel? In... 

  • IT blueprint

    An IT blueprint, like an architectural blueprint, is a planning tool or document an information technology organization establishes in order to guide its priorities, projects, budgets, staffing and other IT strategy-related initiatives. 

  • IT management

    IT management is the process of overseeing all matters related to information technology operations and resources within an IT organization. 

  • rogue IT

    Rogue IT is the use of unsanctioned information technology resources within an organization.  

  • Chief Digital Officer (CDO)

    A chief digital officer (CDO) is an executive enlisted to help businesses transform traditional IT policies and business processes to accommodate digital sectors such as mobile technology and applications and Web-based information management and mark... 

  • strategic management

    Strategic management is the continuous process of creating, implementing and evaluating decisions that enable an organization to achieve its objectives. 

  • IT centralization (information technology centralization)

    IT centralization (information technology centralization) is the act of concentrating an organization's technology resources under a single entity. 

  • collaboration specialist

    A collaboration specialist is an individual in charge of managing customer experience and implementing a collaborative platform across the enterprise in order to enhance the user experience and employee productivity, and collectively accomplish tasks... 

  • Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

    A chief strategy officer (CSO), or chief strategist, is an executive charged with helping formulate, facilitate and communicate the overarching strategy of an organization, usually a large corporation. 

  • UX (user experience)

    User experience (UX) encompasses all aspects of an end user's interaction with and attitude toward a given IT system or services, including the interface, graphics and design. 

  • business innovation

    Business innovation is an organization's process for introducing new ideas, workflows, methodologies, services or products. 

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About Leadership and strategic planning

Effective leadership and strategic planning skills are the keys to success for any CIO. As more CIOs are expected to speak the language of the business and contribute to the success of the organization, leadership and strategic planning skills are essential. Find information and advice on effective leadership and strategic planning for CIOs, including news, tips and other resources, in this topic section.