CIO advice to CIOs: 'think like an entrepreneur every day'

In the latest IBM study, the 3,000 global CIOs interviewed had lots of good advice to dispense to their colleagues across the enterprise. Here are a few nuggets.

In the latest IBM study, the 3,000 global CIOs interviewed had lots of good advice to dispense to their colleagues across the enterprise. Here are a few nuggets:

Get everyone talking to each other: "Collaborate beyond what is currently imagined, via new channels, on new schedules and with new tools. Teach and enable your entire enterprise to connect as often and as effectively as possible with their own most important stakeholders."

Make simplification the rule: "Be relentless in the pursuit of easier ways to get work done. Solicit and act upon ideas to eliminate bureaucracy and inefficiencies."

Embrace the power of analytics: "Educate yourself, your team and your organization about extracting meaning from unstructured data sources, predictive intelligence, social network analysis and sentiment mining."

Think like an entrepreneur every day: "Model and measure reactions to product, service and business model changes."

Become a center of expertise: "Provide unparalleled IT expertise. Learn exactly what your internal customers need most, now and in the future. Then, develop or acquire the necessary skills. Become the ultimate expert at understanding and integrating the newest technologies."

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