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.

What does a chief information officer (CIO) do?
How does a CIO drive digital business initiatives?

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?

 
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Business Outcome-Driven Performance Metrics Framework

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The Aragon Research Technology Arc for Artificial Intelligence, 2019

The 2019 Aragon Technology Arc for Artificial Intelligence highlights and reviews the key technologies and products to keep an eye on that enable work to get done and deliver business value.

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Database Wars: Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison Challenges Amazon AWS

Amazon got its response and it was right from the mouth of Oracle Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison during Oracle OpenWorld 2019. Oracle is pushing the idea of a one size fits all database and one that is lower cost to run and maintain.

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Using Metrics To Measure The Business Value Of Your Investments

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What Is Business Transformation? 

What does business transformation really mean and how does it differ from business modernization and digitalization in terms of focus, activities, and investments? VP Research Betsy Burton explains.

 

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How CIOs Can Prevent Negative Business Engagement

The most effective and impactful organizations create teams of people from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the organization to work together to address technology-enabled opportunities and challenges.

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