CIOs and Managing the Innovation Cult #I/TBM #ITDM

This article was posted by a technology vendor marketing strategist on a guest The Heller Report blog…

My initial trepidation was that there may be some “protecting your turf” angle in this article, but instead it is focused on prodding CIOs to move forward with innovation.  Basically, its a common sense advice blog that CIOs and future CIOs would do well to internalize.

From the blog itself:

“What’s a CIO to do?

The easiest option of course is to blindly follow the cult by committing the IT organization to delivering more innovation. But there’s a problem. Not every CIO has access to the unlimited talent pool…”

“Challenging or trying to control the cult won’t work either.”

The answer suggested in the blog is straightforward and is what an I/TBM approach helps do:

“Put Technology Innovation in Business Context.”  

Simple yet sage advice.  Have you explored I/TBM and running IT like a business yet?

via CIOs and Managing the Innovation Cult.

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