Is your CIO function mature enough?

Date: March 22, 2010
Pages: 21
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Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Strategic Report
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Is your CIO function mature enough?
The information and communications technology (ICT) strategies of most large enterprises are increasingly focusing on an enterprise-wide approach to commodity or utility ICT resources – such as data centers, networks, common applications, and office productivity environments. Drivers for this include operational efficiency and better support for process integration and collaboration across the enterprise.

Enterprise-wide ICT strategies include a range of consolidation, rationalization, and standardization initiatives and the creation of internal shared services arrangements – as well as outsourcing and, more recently, cloud computing.

Enterprise-wide ICT strategies require rethinking the style of the enterprise’s ICT organization and putting the spotlight on the readiness of its CIO functions to step up to enterprise-wide leadership.
SUMMARY

Impact
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Key messages
The federal ICT organization seeks to balance centralized and decentralized ICT resources
Large enterprises usually have a diverse range of approaches to ICT management and the CIO role
A CIO Maturity Model to make sense of the diversity of CIO roles

THE FEDERAL ICT ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE

The structure
Balancing centralized and decentralized ICT
Enterprise-wide ICT strategy
Strategic ICT management
Diverse ICT organization arrangements
In an ideal world
In reality

THE CIO MATURITY MODEL

Remit – what should business executives expect of a CIO?
Range and reach – what does the CIO do, and with what degree of enterprise-wide influence?

TOWARDS A BEST-PRACTICE CIO FUNCTION

A useful tool

RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommendations for enterprises
Recommendations for suppliers
Alternative views

APPENDIX

CIO Maturity Model interactive template

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: CIO Maturity Model interactive template

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: The federal ICT organization structure
Figure 2: The swing of the centralization/decentralization pendulum
Figure 3: ICT management imperatives
Figure 4: Strategic ICT management seeks to harness the benefits of both centralization and decentralization
Figure 5: The CIO Maturity Model template
Figure 6: CIO Maturity Model template – usage key
Figure 7: Example: CIO A – a mature CIO function
Figure 8: Example: CIO B – an immature CIO function
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