Uncovering the real story of digital

Over the last few years, the people running traditional organisations have been bombarded with headlines telling them that they need to become a digital business, or that they need to undertake a digital transformation of their company to avoid being disrupted by the technology-enabled start-ups that are reinventing business models, products and services. But what […]

Staying in the game

CIOs and are IT functions are facing many challenges caused by the digital revolution that is happening in every sector. For some CIOs the challenge is being able to cope with the demand for new technologies, solutions and services whilst in other organisations the IT function is struggling to move at the speed required for […]

Can CIOs really become CEOs?

There has long been a debate as to whether CIOs have the right skills and experience to become CEOs. And whilst there have been some high profile examples of this happening they still tend to be the exception. The issue was brought to the fore again recently following comments by Isabel Rutland, the co-founder of […]

It’s time to disrupt IT

For some time now I have been writing and speaking about a gap that exists between the capability of the IT function and the expectations of the rest of the business. This gap, which has existed for a number of years, is getting wider and is being filled by shadow IT and by vendors dealing […]

Agility is key for CIOs in the digital age

The Oxford dictionary defines agile as able to move quickly and easily. It is a word that is increasingly being used in reference to the challenges facing organisations in the digital age. Digital markets move quickly, they are more dynamic than traditional markets and they can be disrupted more easily. To survive and succeed in […]