This new IBM CIO Survey looks to be most interesting. The findings about much greater focus on driving innovation and growth is right on. I find that my time is spent more on these areas than ever before with far less focus on day-to-day operations. This goes right in line with the InformationWeek 500 comments about more face time with the leadership team and more involvement with the strategy of the company. A big focus on analytics also rings true. IT has been collecting data in our data warehouses for years and now we must harvest that investment with better and deeper understanding for the business decision makers.
Operational excellence is a given just to be in the game. The difference maker today is delivering real value to the company leadership, helping them solve their problems, helping the company move faster.
I was interviewed for the survey and I look forward to hearing more about the results.