Today’s IT leaders face countless challenges in their day to day environment. Resources and budgets are limited. Technology evolves at a faster pace than business requirements. Security threats continue to rise. Added to these challenges, IT leaders are expected to deliver high quality of services with fewer resources and smaller timelines. They must allocate limited IT resources in ways that create value for their organizations and support future business growth. They continuously search for better ways to identify measure and communicate IT value to the organization.
The goal of IT leaders is to deliver greater IT value that drives business success while attempting to increase shareholder value and decrease operating risk. In a nutshell, today’s CIOs must be business leaders, not just technology leaders and be able to communicate technology issues into comprehensive and useful business terms.
The role of IT leaders has never been more challenging.
So, what are the requirements necessary to overcome some of these challenges and become a truly effective IT leader?