IT News - CxO
2019 Dec 1
CIO Role: Do You Have What It Takes To Be CIO? 7 Questions
The Enterprisers Project, November 18th, 2019

"The CIO role may seem like the ultimate goal for corporate technology leaders - a feather in the cap for a worthy IT professional who's worked their way through increasingly senior roles," notes Stephanie Overby in The Enterprisers Project.

"But the CIO role is not for everyone - particularly not the top IT spot of 2020 and beyond. 'A CIO is much less involved in the actual day-to-day projects and functions more as a face of the technical function of an organization,' says Jim Halpin, associate unit manager of technology recruiting at LaSalle Network.

'Good CIOs are entrepreneurial, driven, savvy, and strategic thinkers. Someone could be an extremely adept technologist but may not have the soft skills required of the CIO role.'
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2019 Dec 1
Why Some CIOs Are CTOs, Too
CIODIVE, November 20th, 2019

"Businesses often see CIOs as order-takers, tasked with keeping the lights on. CTOs, on the other hand, are dedicated to the customer experience and innovation," opines Samantha Ann Schwartz in CIODIVE.

"Spearheading technology, CIOs and CTOs are encouraged to collaborate, sometimes blurring the lines between roles. In some cases, the roles are so intertwined, companies will consolidate the executive position..."
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2019 Dec 1
Watch Out: 7 Digital Disruptions For IT Leaders
InformationWeek, November 18th, 2019

"Be like Apple, not Kodak," suggests Jessica Davis in InformationWeek.

"Years ago, Kodak was the first to offer digital film. But instead of pursuing the market that would disrupt one it already commanded, Kodak opted to invest in its traditional business by buying a chemical company for its conventional film business. Other companies went on to market digital film. Then came digital cameras and mobile devices with cameras in them. Kodak chose the wrong path..."
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