Research/Reports

Keep up with the latest advice and insights from CIOs and IT leaders.

IT leadership in the next normal

The next normal has arrived, and CIOs play a central and critical role in whether organizations thrive in this reality. 

This new research from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services identifies four focus areas for CIOs and IT leaders as they shift from retrenchment and triage to rebuilding. 

From creating the blended workplace of the future to reimagining the design of their digital business, see what leading CIOs say they’re prioritizing. 

Download this report to learn the what’s required for leading IT in the year ahead. 

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services

IT talent strategy: New tactics for a new era

In the decade ahead, technology talent will play a pivotal role in whether companies succeed or fail.

This new research from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services identifies how skill requirements will evolve over the next decade. “Hard” and “soft” skills will both be in greater demand.

Download this report to learn more about the most critical skills that you need to cultivate, or that you should be hiring for, in the years ahead. 

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services

The new rules of CIO leadership

Are you leading by an outdated rulebook? The future is being built on new technologies, data, and digitization. To transform and compete in the face of disruption, top chief information and digital officers – true transformation masters – are rewriting the rules of CIO leadership. 

This new research from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services identifies seven new rules of leadership based on interviews with leading technology executives, including CIOs from Adobe, AT&T, Cardinal Health, Toyota, Vanguard, and Walmart.

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services

15 top CIOs share wisdom on creating revenue

How do you please the CEO? Generate new revenue streams for the business. Abbie Lundberg interviews CIOs from organizations including CVS Health, GE, and Liberty Mutual, and explores their proven strategies. Get our Harvard Business Review Analytic Services study.

Download the full report: "Revenue-Generating CIOs: Smart Strategies to Grow the Business"

Harvard Review Analytic Services

Surviving the IT talent crisis

Surviving the IT talent crisis has become a critical component in a company's ability to compete and succeed in the digital economy. CIOs must collaborate with HR leaders to overhaul legacy approaches to finding, attracting, and retaining IT talent that is capable of keeping up with the demands of digital transformation, according to new research by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services

Digital leadership pays off

In order for organizations to compete and succeed in today's digital world, leaders across the business – not just those in IT – must prioritize their understanding of technology trends. CIOs have a powerful opportunity to educate and empower business leaders, and the payoff can be compelling – leading to stronger revenue growth and greater profit margins, according to new research by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services

CIOs and IT executives must become business influencers

CIOs at a Technology and Cultural Crossroads

CIOs today exert more strategic influence than ever, but tactical demands still consume much of their time and focus, according to a recent survey by CIO Strategic Marketing Services /IDG Research.

Learn the four common obstacles IT leaders face when trying to drive meaningful innovation and how to overcome them. Download the full report: "CIOs at a Technology and Cultural Crossroads."

CIO Magazine/IDG Research Services

CIOs have a mandate to innovate

CIOs should be leading technology-driven business innovation at their organizations, business leaders say, yet the daily concerns of running IT may be holding them back, according to new research by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. Learn the six key behaviors CIOs at innovation-driven companies share and use them as a roadmap for transforming your IT department. Download the full report "Business Transformation and the CIO Role."

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services