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What will the CIO become in the year 2020?

chapter1.PNGTechnology has profoundly transformed the world in recent years. In the last decade alone, mobility, cloud, social media and big data have changed the landscape of IT dramatically.  One group affected perhaps the most by the ever-changing landscape is the CIO. The next few years hold the potential for even more change.

 

In researching the topic I believe there are two factors that will continue to impact the role of IT in the future.  As more applications move to the cloud, as mobility and BYOD further infiltrate business, the control and purchase of IT is moving toward lines of business and application owners and away from the IT department.  At the same time, the IT department is transforming from a cost center that provides technology to a strategic department that provides essential technology services (whether in-house or brokered from elsewhere.)  I predict that 3 kinds of IT leaders will emerge.

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