CIO and IT Executive
The Role of the CIO or IT Executive
Chief information officers (CIOs) and IT directors need to keep the enterprise operating in a secure manner while also helping the enterprise go digital. The challenge is to leverage technologies that can automate legacy processes or reinvent them in a completely new digital approach.
Adopting the right artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, and digital workplace technologies will allow CIOs and IT executives to maintain security and responsibility, simplify management and scalability, and streamline cost of operations.
Our research for CIOs and their teams is focused on providing insights on trends in emerging technologies and the best practices of how to put them to work in the digital business era.
CIOs and a Digital Business Approach
Over time, the CIO's role has shifted to require more collaboration between business and IT in order to drive digital transformation.
In our research and advisory, some of the key issues we address include:
- How can enterprises leverage new technologies, such as machine learning, to update existing applications?
- What are the best practices for shifting to a digital business approach?
- How should enterprises balance new best-of-breed applications versus platforms offered by large technology providers?
CIO and IT Research
Predictions for IT Operations, 2019: Death of the Data Center
October 29, 2018
Summary: Cost has been a prime reason to consider cloud, but rising security threats now make cloud the only viable choice for IT organizations. This research note addresses the future of on-premise and IT cloud services. Read More >
Smart Cities: Powered by Integrated Intelligence
July 9, 2018
Summary: Unlike enterprise executives, city executives cannot simply move to access better resources. To make better decisions, smart city executives need better data, which they can access by leveraging IoT and AI-enhanced applications. Read More >
The Aragon Research Globe™ for Digital Business Platforms, 2018
August 14, 2018
Summary: This research note discusses a DBP's role in enabling enterprises to drive dynamic, goal-driven processes, and evaluates 27 major providers. Read More >
It's Time for "Find My File"
April 23, 2018
Summary: We still see daily reports of leaked and stolen information from individual government agencies and consumer companies. If we can find a lost phone, we should be able to locate a lost file, or maintain a "digital leash" on each of our files. Read More >
CIO and IT Blogs
Amazon recently introduced Timestream, which captures and processes data from IoT sensors and logs. Read More >
Thoughts on IBM's Trust and Transparency Capabilities for AI
November 5, 2018
Adrian Bowles responds to IBM Watson Chief Architect Ruchir Puri's recent blog discussing IBM's new trust and transparency capabilities for AI that aim to address the critical explainability issue. Read More >