The role of the CIO has evolved from supporting the implementation and delivery of the business strategy to actively working with the business to
develop the strategy.
As IT infrastructure is increasingly viewed as a means to an end, many organisations have turned to outsourcing to allow internal resources to be focused on creating business value. Third parties are providing ever-greater chunks of the commoditised foundation needed to support the innovative applications and data-driven processes that bring competitive advantage.
However, with a broader choice of how and where to house infrastructure and data than ever, how do IT leaders identify the most appropriate option for their business without increasing complexity? And, as many of the issues associated with service delivery – stability, security and integrity – are shifted to third parties, how can organisations pursue an “asset-light” computing model without