WESTPORT, Conn., July 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — “Business is now in an era of extreme dynamism and unprecedented innovation, requiring new and higher levels of IT leadership in which CIOs are under immense pressure to deliver real business value,” said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, a global IT strategy consulting firm.
Industries have experienced a “big shift” from constant pressure on CIOs to reduce costs to overriding pressure to help the enterprise grow revenue. This substantial change is what prompted Muller to write The Big Shift in IT Leadership: How Great CIOs Leverage the Power of Technology for Strategic Business Growth in the Customer-Centric Economy ( June 2015, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.).
Muller, a 20+ year expert in IT leadership, offers an astute, down-to-earth description of the macroeconomic and cultural forces that are leading successful CIOs to take on multidirectional roles within the C-Suite. For instance, as global and local economies undergo massive change, CIOs are the only C-Suite executives who have an unobstructed view across the enterprise and its functional areas.
Meanwhile, powerful changes triggered by a global shift to a customer-centric economy are influencing IT leadership in other profound ways.
“Historically, the IT department supported internal users, but that has also shifted,” said Muller. “Now, IT is increasingly supporting the company’s external customers and if they don’t receive great support or experiences, they’ll not only complain, but they’ll find another company to meet their needs.”
Muller insightfully explores the dynamics that are shaping the CIO agenda. These include the CIO’s relationship with the C-Suite and the “triple package” of critical traits that successful IT leaders require. Cutting-edge CIOs know to do the following:
- Leverage innovation to create new products and grow the business.
- Obtain trust across the C-Suite and deep knowledge to provide real business value in rapidly changing times.
- Utilize SaaS and the Cloud to enable greater business agility while recognizing when they’ve reached the limits of IT outsourcing.
- Recognize the importance of developing “offensive” cybersecurity strategies and lay the groundwork for the data-driven enterprise.
To learn more about The Big Shift in IT Leadership or to purchase a copy of the book, visit Amazon.com.
About HMG Strategy
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SOURCE HMG Strategy