What does it take to be a truly great Chief Information Officer (CIO)? What are the responsibilities and roles of today's CIO? CIO Best Practices is an invaluable resource filled with real-world practices used by CIOs and other IT specialists who have successfully mastered the blend of business and IT responsibilities. Compiled and coauthored by Joe Stenzel, this authoritative book assembles an unprecedented collection of pioneering and successful senior IT executives whose insights, drawn from years of practical experience, shed new light on the strategic opportunities?available for leadership structures within the IT organization.
A CIO's success is defined by personal business acumen, the ability to meaningfully communicate IT strategy, and most importantly, the proficiency to translate cutting-edge technology into usable ideas and solutions that promote business goals. For anyone who wants to achieve better returns on their ideas, CIO Best Practices reveals the concrete skills and competencies required of a CIO as well as a comprehensive strategic framework to fully leverage IT resources. Filled with real-world examples of CIO success stories, this proactive guide:
* Examines best practices
* Devotes an entire chapter to outsourcing and addresses the issues surrounding this challenging and controversial topic
* Guides readers through the changing role of the CIO and IT function planning
* Describes specific strategies for creating value
This practical resource provides best practice guidance on the key responsibilities of the CIO and the CIO's important role in modern organizations. It is the most definitive and important work on achieving and exercising strategic IT leadership for CIOs, those who intend to become CIOs, and those who want to understand the strategic importance of IT for the entire enterprise.
Date: 02 February, 2007
Author: Joe Stenzel, Gary Cokins, Bill Flemming, Anthony Hill, Michael Hugos, Paul R. Niven, Karl D. Schubert, Alan Stratton