Stars of the C-Suite

CSUT452 Stars of the C Suite
It is the “Revenge of the Nerds”, making it onto the executive floor and influencing the organisational direction.

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Tom Kaneshige writing on says “We're witnessing bullied nerds rising up and kicking sand in the face of popular jocks.  'Tis the meek inheriting the earth, science over salesmanship, math men over Mad Men.”

Big data, data analytics, mobile computing, BYOD, Cloud and more - there is even a new acronym for this, “SMAC” or social, mobile, analytics and cloud.  Among the executive suite, in general, it is the CIO – the head of IT – who is the only person to really understand SMAC and importantly what effect, positive or negative, it will have on the business.  The know-how for the optimum use of technology lies with IT, how to align it effectively with the business strategy should be a collective endeavour.

All departments of an organisation are users of technology, everyone has a computing device to do their work whether it is internally focused or it depends on the web.  This makes everyone in the organisation a client of the IT department and dependent on the IT expertise.  Conversely this makes IT answerable to all of these departments.  Whichever way you look at it, this makes IT, what they do and what they deliver a key factor in an organisation’s success. 

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The head of IT, whatever their title, therefore holds a position of considerable responsibility and this should be recognised and acknowledged.  Those companies who have already done so, who are utilising the knowledge and expertise, are reaping the benefits.

Having become familiar with the title of CIO, others are now ... conitnue reading "Stars of the C-Suite" 


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