Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Monthly “CIO Master” Book Tuning: How to Run a Digital -Ready IT (II) July 2016

Digital IT needs to become more dynamic and innovative to be a pathfinder for the digital transformation.
Modern CIOs have many personas and face great challenges. It is not sufficient to only keep the light on. Regardless of which industry or the nature of organization you are in, being a digital leader will need to master the art of creating unique, differentiating value from piles of commoditized technologies, but more specifically, what are the digital-savvy CIOs doing to run IT as a value creator and innovation engine? And how can CIOs master at digitizing IT to accelerate its speed, agility, and maturity? Here is the monthly “CIO Master” book tuning blog collection.

How to Run a Digital IT (II)  July 2016

  • Three Dynamic Elements in Running Digital IT Digital transformation represents the next stage of business maturity which will optimize how the enterprise works and interacts with its ecosystem, with the customer at the center of its focus, and how the business is always on, because employees can get work done from anywhere, anytime, with the right information to make the right decisions. Digital IT needs to become more dynamic and innovative to be a pathfinder for the digital transformation.

  • Running Digital IT from “Outside-In: Traditional IT organizations are inside-out operation-driven, and the company relies on an IT system via standardized usage of technologies, but often treated as the commodity. Nowadays, at the dawn of the Digital Era, information is one of the most invaluable business assets and technologies are disruptive forces behind the digital transformation. How to run a digital IT from “Outside-In,” as a customer advocate and a business differentiator?


  • Setting the Right Priorities to Run Digital IT with Full Speed: IT plays a significant role in the digital transformation of the organization because information is permeating into every corner of the business and technology is often the disruptive force of innovation. However, the majority of IT organizations get stuck in the lower level of maturity, overloaded and understaffed, slow to change, and operate in a "surviving mode." How to set the right priority  to thrive and run digital IT with the full speed.

  • How to Build an IT Roadmap for Digital Transformation: Forward-looking IT organizations are on the journey to digital transformation. And strategic IT leaders also build a solid roadmap to show the time sequence of a strategy. A "roadmap" is simply a plan for moving or transitioning, from one state to another. More specifically, how can CIOs build a digital-ready IT roadmap?

  • Three Digital Balances IT Needs to Strike: IT is a system which has an emergent property of individual human beings making sense of experiences in time and place, IT system makes interactions with the environment to collecting, storing, processing and delivering information, and ensure the right people getting the right information at the right time to make the right decision. IT organization plays a significant role in both keeping the business bottom line and contributing to the top line business growth; setting the standard for risk management, as well as leveraging the latest tools and platforms to enable innovation; IT is also crucial to fix the handy, urgent business problems, as well as digitizing the touch points of customer experience for the business’s long-term transformation. In practices, there are three digital balances IT needs to strike in order to improve its efficiency, effectiveness, agility, and maturity.

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