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New business ask is changing role of CIOs: S. Srinivasan

Team CIO India | Sept. 2, 2014
CIOs are forced to move beyond keeping the lights on and focus on innovation.

This conflict is taking shape with operations personnel getting in the driver's seat. Issues can arise in several areas such as islands of technologies which cannot be integrated to give a corporate-level picture. For example, smaller companies prefer a rapidly deployable ERP on the cloud, while a larger one prefers a traditional solution involving time, money, and energy. Operations may want a workable quick-fix technique for its sales personnel while the business side may be paranoid about data security. Orthodox and radical approaches will both fail.

CIOs have to take a practical approach between extremes and work out acceptable compromises. This is where creativity and innovation play a part.

Source: CIO India


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