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CIO priorities: 10 challenges to tackle in 2022

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In 2022, chief executives and their boards will be looking for tech chiefs to build on their recent digital transformation achievements. From assuming new responsibilities to delivering great customer experiences and onto sustainable IT, here are 10 areas that will be key for CIOs to focus on during the next 12 months. There was a big trend a couple of years ago for CIOs to add new responsibilities to their job titles: as well as information, it became commonplace to see tech chiefs assume responsibility for technology, digital, and product. Some of these new areas of authority allowed CIOs to respond to the rise of CDOs (both chief digital and data officers). The past two years have helped CIOs prove their value to the business. However, they'll need to assume new responsibilities going forward.


Ways CIOs Can Digitally Transform Businesses in 2021

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Migration to the cloud and its evolving array of stack services that organizations will increasingly utilize but not own is a notable shift in the business landscape. Digital transformation is essential, especially for businesses that want to be relevant for at least two decades from now. According to research by Constellation of 100 leading CIOs in 2020, 77% of CIOs prioritize digital transformation in their budgets. This signifies the role of digitization is critical in ensuring business continuity. Businesses are now figuring out how digital transformation, machine learning (ML), and multi-cloud environments fit into their corporate strategy. And, they also want to retain some level of control over their own resource allocations.


CIO Priorities: Five Challenges To Address In 2022 - AI Summary

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A few years ago, there was a significant trend for CIOs to add new tasks to their job titles: in addition to information, it was usual to find tech chiefs taking on responsibility for technology, digital, and product. It was hard to speak with CIOs without hearing about the importance of customer experiences, whether for internal users or external clients, from the refining of home-working programs to the deployment of new e-commerce channels. They should now demonstrate how technical innovations ranging from artificial intelligence to virtual reality can help their company identify new markets and generate new revenue streams. Automation, on the other hand, should come with a warning: while these tools might help IT teams with their day-to-day tasks, someone must ensure that new applications fulfill high dependability and security criteria. Since increased automation will need IT professionals to spend more time engaging and overseeing, businesses should prioritize training and development to ensure that employees are prepared for a shift in responsibilities.


Why CIOs Should Consider Reskilling their IT Teams - EnterpriseTalk

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While incorporating innovative technology to sustain the business operations sounds like a good idea, it is difficult to implement since many employees struggle to acquire the skills required to operate on latest technology. Hence, CIOs should consider reskilling their IT to not only keep up with the evolving pace of technology but also to achieve their long-term growth. Many organizations have increased their efforts to harness technology as they recover from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The demand for tech talent will continue to grow as more organizations adapt their existing systems to go digital. According to Harvey Nash/KPMG's 2020 CIO Survey, 65 percent of technology leaders from 83 countries cited hiring challenges as a major setback for the industry.


Two Future and Waning Digital Transformation Trends to Look out for in 2022 - EnterpriseTalk

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The concept of digital transformation is not new. Leading businesses have been on the digitalization route for decades, even by the most conservative interpretations. In the last two years, however, digital transformation has gained new urgency. As businesses have dealt with the effects of the pandemic, digitization has become a crucial part of their responses and future strategies. Looking ahead a year, it's evident that digital technology will continue to play a key part in business strategy and performance.