When James McPartland took on the CIO role at Torchmark Corporation in 2014, he had a big task before him: Show the rest of the business that IT could help drive growth.
The pace of business is accelerating, and organizations are demanding more from their information technology teams. They need IT departments that act as hubs of innovation, not just cost centers.
In The Open Organization Guide to IT Culture Change, more than 20 contributors from open source communities, companies, and projects offer hard-won lessons and practical advice for creating a more open IT department—one that can deliver better, faster results and unparalleled business value. We invite you to download the guide now.
Increasingly, IT leaders are being seen as revenue generators for their organizations. It’s by no means a new mandate, but it’s one that’s gaining steam as IT’s role takes on even more prominence in organizations. In this roundtable discussion, three leading IT executives share why they believe IT needs to shed the cost center mentality and become top-line producers.
Talent shortages in IT are nothing new. In fact, CIO Magazine devoted a special issue to the topic in the early 1990s. Even with recent technology slowdowns and whole layers of the IT stack being abstracted at a dizzying pace, the unemployment rate for most IT jobs remains close to zero. Skilled technologists are being recruited in the same way sports prodigies are, often after their first year of college. To look for solutions in this talent-constrained environment, The Enterprisers Project gathered four top IT executives from the Greater Atlanta area for dinner and an evening of conversation. Download the roundtable for the conversation highlights.
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.
Learn practical, actionable advice from CIOs and business leaders who are defining the new best practices for IT talent management. Download the full report: “IT Talent Crisis: Proven Advice from CIOs and HR Leaders.”
Almost every company uses software these days, but what can we learn from companies using it to their best business advantage? In this Enterprisers Project virtual roundtable, we gathered five IT leaders from a range of industries to discuss new frontiers of software advantage, including how to build a software-centric culture, open new markets with software, and how to use open source as a development accelerator. Download the conversation to find out how these leading IT executives are evolving their organizations to be more software-centric.
With Internet of Things expected to be a $1.7 trillion market in 2020, an “Internet of Everything” future seems inevitable, and it's creating both exciting opportunities and unknown security risks for enterprise IT. The Enterprisers Project asked a group of IT leaders to share their thoughts on moving from vision to execution while minimizing challenges along the way. Learn how leading organizations are identifying the right IoT opportunities while minimizing their security risks.
A recent study from Harvard Business Review revealed that success in the digital age is linked to CIOs who bring a strategic and collaborative approach to connecting IT to the business. The Enterprisers Project brought together a group of IT executives to discuss how they are staying in front as digital leaders and the best practices they are using to bring their organizations along.
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.
Learn why digital acumen is becoming an important differentiator. Download the full report: "Driving Digital Transformation: New Skills for Leaders, New Role for the CIO."
CIOs know that risk-taking is a necessity for innovation, but risky behavior could also do harm to the business. The Enterprisers Project brought together a group of IT executives to discuss how to encourage and inspire smart risk taking, while still protecting the organization from good ideas going awry.
A recent research report shows that many CIOs have made little progress among fellow executives in being perceived as drivers of the business, in part because their agenda is still linked to the CFO. This connection colors everything they do with a cost-cutting perception. Is it time for the CIO to cut this and other cords with the past?
Here's what three leading IT executives think.