The IT strategy The CIO or the Chief Information Officer can play the role of a partner and assist the Business team achieve their objectives. IT is perceived as not providing value to the organization. Why is this? Typically the CIO and the IT teams role have been restricted to Implementation, Support & Maintenance of Enterprise needs related to IT hardware and Software.
IT teams have in the past procured specific software and hardware, have got tied down by the lock in periods, typically three to four and have eventually got trapped with the obsolete software down the line. The advent of the Cloud, Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service & Software as a Service has provided the CIO with new possibilities.