Developing new products and services is the top priority of Australian CIOs, according to a global survey of more than 3,000 technology leaders.
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Smart cities, the future role of the CIO and social innovation was on the agenda at Hitachi's innovation forum in Singapore this week. The vendor also shared its top five market trends for Asia Pacific in 2015.
Eighty four per cent of the Australian CIOs surveyed for Robert Half’s 2014 Salary Guide are expecting the businesses they work for to expand this year due to new projects, growth into new markets or service expansion.
Increasing enterprise growth, reducing costs and attracting new customers are the three areas CIOs are focusing their attention on in 2011, according to the latest research from Gartner.
Telecommunications companies are predicted to be the next major players in the world cloud computing market with SaaS ticking all the right boxes for telco CIOs.
It’s the bête noire of C-level managers the world over — too often, it’s easy to be pulled into the morass of day-to-day issues at the expense of strategy. If the role is predominantly operational, fair enough, but being forced into operations when you were hired to be strategic (or vice versa) is frustrating for everybody involved. So how do CIOs balance operations and strategy? Aligning the departmental business plan with the organisation’s strategic plan is an obvious starting point. Beyond that, however, CIOs have developed their own methods of staying strategic.
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