Many organisations have trouble finding IT workers with the skills needed to implement big data analytics and Cloud computing strategies. But that skills gap isn't limited to engineers and developers.
Traditional disaster recovery has undergone a fundamental shift as simple backup strategies are replaced by technologies that create resilient businesses.
Business strategy is getting short shrift in outsourcing relationships while outsourcing customers and providers focus excessively on basic service level agreements (SLAs), according to a recent survey conducted by Accenture and the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON).
Given that 60 per cent of transformation projects fail to deliver their objectives, the ANZ bank was keen to focus on customer service and a global outlook when it moved to a new costing system.
Implementing change within an organisation is never easy, particularly when it comes to replacing whole IT systems. That’s why the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s (DIAC) chief information officer, Bob Correll, relied largely on "super users" to lead the IT change management in its ambitious Systems for People program.
Trashing a truck-load of old equipment and physically cleaning up rooms may not be indicative of the average IT transformation project, but the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) took a ground-up approach to modernising its business processes.
The worst CIO misunderstanding about service-oriented architecture (SOA) is thinking of it as only another technical initiative for software reuse. Although SOA's reuse potential is real and good, its business impact goes much further: In Forrester surveys, 38 percent of Global 2000 SOA users say they are using it for strategic business transformation. SOA's true source of power is in its business design models, not its technology - and this means that SOA provides a broad foundation for a much larger shift in business technology (BT) architecture that goes far beyond SOA itself. By correctly understanding SOA, CIOs can lead their organizations on a solid and well-managed path toward a strategic technology future and greater business value.
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