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The Role of Disruption in Career Mobility
According to a 2015 study conducted by Harvey Nash and KPMG titled "CIO Survey 2015: Into an Age of Disruption," the majority of CIOs and other business leaders who were polled believe that not only will their organizations be impacted by digital disruption over the next 10 years, but that the transformation that's taking place will provide their organizations with a competitive advantage.
Are You Catching Up to the Cloud or Leading the Way?
My second book, On Top of the Cloud, was published in 2012. So much has changed. Today, we take social media seriously. We're all trying to figure out how to leverage advanced analytics and extract value from big data. Everyone is asking us if we're prepared for the Internet of Things. It seems odd, however, to hear senior IT leaders debating the merits of cloud computing in 2015.
Designing a Game Plan for IT Leadership
According to the Society for Information Management's 2015 IT Trends Study, the average CIO is 51 years old, male (89%), and has been in his current position for about five years. Although none of this is terribly surprising, what is concerning is that the industry could lose up to one third to half of all current CIOs over the next five to ten years, according to Leon Kappelman, the lead researcher for the report, in a recent interview with InformationWeek.
Combating the Threats to Innovation
Innovation can come in many forms. In some instances, companies are able to create new business models by applying inventive thinking. In other cases, organizational teams can drive innovation through vehicles such as new product development, business process optimization, and customer experience.