The Top 17 Fears of CIOs Right Now

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Over at ZDNet, Steve Ranger talks about a survey he recently took of a number of IT executives. He asked what the top CIO concerns were and then arranged them by “Tactical” — worries from the here and now — and “Strategic” — concerns about the future.

Here is his list. Check out his post for further analysis…

Tactical Issues

  1. Issues of personal ownership, employee satisfaction, and risk vs need when it comes to BYOD

  2. Mergers and acquisitions

  3. Justifying legacy upgrades

  4. Outsourcing — Managing relationships with providers, getting the most value for the cost, and avoiding a loss of control

  5. Big data, both in terms of internal data and external data

  6. Dealing with shadow IT

  7. Integrating cloud and in-house operations and understanding the liability of cloud providers

  8. Ensuring IT security

  9. Reducing opex

Strategic Issues

  1. Data quality

  2. Innovation — Dealing with the demand for innovation, determining what innovations are wisest, and dealing with the risk involved

  3. How to stop IT from being viewed as a commodity

  4. Reducing complexity

  5. Managing expectations

  6. Presenting IT as an enabler

  7. Engaging with the business

  8. Talent management

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