Great article on innovation, more at a corporate strategy level than at an IT department level.
As IT’s role continues to evolve between operations, protecting corporations in the area of compliance and meeting new business requirements, how can IT stay at, or move to, the forefront of business strategy?
While IT budgets have by and large been focused on operations and maintenance of existing systems (between 60-90% of IT spend), the promise of cloud could help drive down this percentage. Unfortunately, rather than free up this budget for new business initiatives, the need for corporate-level governance around compliance and its many permutations seems to be moving towards being an IT “deliverable.”
If this is indeed what is happening in corporate IT today, how does an IT department address the need for innovation in IT? Can, and how, can IT innovation become a key value-add for any enterprise CIO?