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The CIO's bi-modal innovation agenda

Divina Paredes | May 12, 2015
“As you go through the innovation continuum, you need to be able to operate on the right hand side, on the quick fail safe, without impacting mission critical systems on the left,” says Steve Griffin of Unisys.

He says legacy systems can also be around the sales cycle. "Our processes need to keep pace with change too."

If we continue with the two-year sales cycle, we will be continuing with things that are obsolete at the point of integration.

For instance, if the organisation will decide to buy Go Pros, and follow the 18-month processing cycle, the devices will be on their fourth model.

"Innovation is at a continuum and we need to have a different approach," he states.

There are very real situations where a conservative approach makes sense, he says, such as managing performance within mature businesses. "But innovation is not one of them."

Cisco, Unisys and Datacom are the sponsors of the 2015 CIO100 events in Wellington and Auckland.


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