London, Ontario (PRWEB) November 12, 2012
CIOs are seeing their role shift dramatically as business users gain more direct access to technologies. As a CIO, this shift is changing not just your IT department, but your business, your industry, and the world around you. In the face of these changes, the role of IT is being redefined, and many IT groups are struggling to remain relevant.
“More and more we are seeing technology decisions being made by business executives, without IT’s involvement and often without IT's knowledge,” says Davin Juusola, VP Research and Development at Info-Tech Research Group. “As a result, technology purchases are made that might not integrate easily with existing systems and IT is left to pick up the pieces after the fact. This puts IT in a perpetually reactive state, wasting time and resources.”
A recent study by Info-Tech Research Group reveals that 52% of CIOs surveyed self-identify as Firefighters, 40% as Trusted Operators and 8% as Innovators. CIOs need to cross the Innovation Chasm from Trusted Operator to Innovator. Once they do they will be in a position to decrease costs, and to increase organizational efficiency and revenue.
As the pace of technology change increases, crossing the Innovation Chasm will become increasingly critical. Join Davin Juusola at Info-Tech Exchange Midwest at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza on November 13, 2013 where he will be sharing insights on how companies can move up the scale from Firefighter to Innovator and begin to drive their businesses forward.
Info-Tech Exchange Midwest is an opportunity to network with IT leaders across the Midwest, and to exchange valuable insight and ideas surrounding not just Innovation but also Mobility, Big Data, Cloud, and Purchase Optimization. For more information topics and presentation or to register visit the website http://www.infotech.com/events.
About the Info-Tech Exchange
The Info-Tech Exchange is an event series designed to provide IT leaders with an opportunity to gain insight and discuss powerful tends that will forever change their IT departments. Visit the Info-Tech Exchange website for the latest news and information from the North America tour. The site serves a year-round resource, featuring details of upcoming regional Info-Tech Exchange locations, keynotes, and much more.
About Info-Tech Research Group
With a paid membership of over 25,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (http://www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a fourteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.
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