Initiative CIO 2.0

The CIO (and the same goes for other management members in the IT field) has to deal with many developments. Such as:
  • internationalization of the business activities
  • adapting or extending the business processes for which a totally different IT solution is necessary
  • cloud computing
  • making outsourcing a success
  • the transition of selfmade software to bought software packages / standard software
  • reorganizations as a consequence of one of the developments

For the CIO this leads to many small and large issues. E.g. in case of internationalization the CIO often cannot comply with de demands of 'time to market', and the CIO is not able to alter the used software in order to comply with legal and fiscal rules of different countries.

to direct and to perform
If the CIO wants to deal with these issues the CIO has to do more work than is humanly possible. The CIO rather occupies himself/herself with 'directing' and in a lesser degree with the 'performing' of the work. Too much emphasis on 'performing' may lead to a lack of 'directing'.

not enough time
The CIO lacks the time needed to deal with all the details of issues he/she is involved in. Yet the details are important for the CIO. Not working on the details leads to less 'feel' with what happens around him/her. The CIO would prefer to deal with all the details in order keep informed of everything that is going on in the modern IT environment.

the CIO 2.0 initiative
The CIO 2.0 initiative will give the CIO a better scope when dealing with issues. The CIO 2.0 initiative offers extra capacity. The way the CIO 2.0 initiative approaches this, can be found in the following webpages:
- activities
- working as a team
- innovation
- advantages for the CIO

The CIO is leading in this. The purpose is to assist the CIO in his/her leading role. The CIO 2.0 initiative is restricted to the CIO wants.