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Gartner - New CIO Manifesto

- digitalization - using IT to drive the business
- IT-enabled business transformation is accelerating
- IT costs will be flat to down for 3+ yrs; complexity and demand growing
-- Early estimates indicate that 2012 budgets will be flat to up 2%
-- IT budget will come directly from biz or find it within existing IT budget
-- 11th straight year in a row of generally flat IT budgets (sub 3% increase)
- IT orgs need to focus on:
-- enterprise enablement
- Real GDP growth - US 1.4% Europe .5% will have a direct effect on IT spend
Top CIO inquiries (sample size 22k inquiries)
1) IT Mgmt
2) Strategic Planning
3) Biz Value of IT
4) IT org design
Growth, revenue growth, organic revenue growth
Need to take calculated risks, drive new ideas and new approaches

Recommendation
- create CIO growth strategies
- identify top biz priorities for next year
- determine how to devote more than 505 of IT project money to revenue-generating activities
- leverage social avenues
- for next 2 yrs, projects should only be undertaken if they will yield measurable and audit able financial benefit to the organization; audit results
- Institute an IT Innovation Charter with scope, metrics and process/governance

Build a personless cost center
- treat CIO like every other exec
- remove hw, sw, telecom, etc
- remove all people
- stop chargebacks
- stop issuing RFPs
- stop hoarding IT projects

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