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New Roles

There is a great need for IT to enable business innovation. An ideal CIO is not only accountable for IT function success and business process transformation, but also adopts a more proactive company-external focus and concentrates on using IT to drive innovation and strategic advantage in pursuit of stretch business goals.







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To work effectively with the rest of the company and enable business innovation, IT leader needs to develop an environment within the IT function that is conducive to innovation.

IT function should aim to help the business to succeed through use of new technologies. IT leaders are to help transform business strategies, business system, and processes. They should proactively develop and scan the marketplace for innovative solutions that can create breakthrough business value.


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Operator-Innovator Synergy

To help the company invent and develop new business models, IT leader must find the right balance between two key roles: Operator and Innovator. Finding this balance and synergizing these two role is often challenging, but the effort is well rewarded.

The Operator role is concerned with business continuity, efficiency, service quality, and cost containment, while the Innovator role focuses on creating breakthroughs, sustainable competitive advantage, and new revenue streams.

Though these roles have somewhat conflicting drivers, the IT leader can and must master and synergize them to help the company achieve long-term success.


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Operational effectiveness, understanding the business and technological interdependence are a precondition of being allowed to innovate and create new business value by doing something new with IT. These business innovations may include technology infrastructure improvements, business process improvements. new products, services, and channels.










By enabling the business to capitalize on the combination of efficiency-improvement technology and radical innovations, the IT leader can turn the IT function into a great strategic business innovation tool for the company.


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