Press Release - July 18, 2012
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE FROM JUDY HOMER,
PRESIDENT OF JB HOMER ASSOCIATES
DRIVING INNOVATION THROUGH CREATIVE DESTRUCTION IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
As companies are increasingly seeing the importance of the need to drive innovation to support their growth and to gain a competitive advantage in their marketplace, CIOs and the business leadership are realizing the need to partner together to strategize ways to drive this innovation through the introduction of new technology solutions.
We have seen our clients explore ways to invest in and deliver new technologies through the implementation of a creative destruction strategy in information technology, and as a key part of developing this strategy, CIOs are looking at ways to invest in and take advantage of innovative new trends and technologies by adopting solutions for areas such as Big Data, Cloud Computing, Information Mobility & Remote Access, Business Intelligence & Analytics, and Social Computing. The result of this has been to provide the business with the ability to develop a new age method of operating through the elimination of obsolete applications and by changing traditional thought processes.
One of the major obstacles CIOs are facing in driving this strategy forward is the business leadership’s resistance to change and their reluctance to allocate budgets to enact this change. It is important that the technology leadership be able to effectively work in lockstep with the business in order to have them clearly understand the benefits of creative destruction as a way to support innovation and the future growth of the business. This can be accomplished by having a clear understanding of the current state of technology, assessing what impacts the changes will have upon the technology environment, building a business case to support these changes, and then properly allocating technology resources in support and delivery of the strategy. Lastly, there must be a formal process put in place for the measurement of the results of the strategy, its return on investment and its long-term value to the business.
With technology as such a key component of business today and at the front line of change and innovation, it is vital that CIOs and business leadership act as strategic partners in the creation and implementation of a creative destruction strategy and share a common understanding of their respective roles in this process.
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