What keeps CIOs up at night? Is it the technology, the processes, the people – or a combination of all three?
Talent retention — Attracting, training and retaining top talent is always on top of the agenda, regardless of where your company is located. Employee development programs recognize and reward job performance. Employees want help understanding and planning their career path (including training). If you don’t have an answer and they can’t “see” their future working for your firm, the search will continue elsewhere.
The Cloud — CIOs feel pressure to innovate. Cloud computing is today’s most discussed and debated trend. CIOs in more established companies with large IT infrastructures are in a unique position – with a lot to think about. Like all other decisions, companies are advised to take a business-driven approach to cloud adoption. If the key business requirement(s) are met by a cloud solution, then by all means analyze and potentially implement.
Mobility of IT — Employees have adopted the consumer electronics they are using at home, such as smartphones and iPads, and now expect those tools (and specifically the simplicity of those tools) to be offered and available while on the job. However, from a CIO perspective, these devices are often not enterprise ready. For example, they may lack the security required for an enterprise deployment. CIOs and corporate trainers must educate employees on how to use these devices in a secure fashion at work.