Working with numerous CIOs and technology leaders we’ve found that their top agenda items tend to fall into three major areas:
No organisation wants to be in the news for a data breach or cyber attack. Among all of a CIO’s challenges, this has the potential to majorly harm a business, perhaps even with legal implications.
Your infrastructure is only as good as you make it. Migrating to a new platform with a lift ‘n’ shift approach, will undoubtedly restrict you from the fast and agile landscape you planned for. When processes stay the same as your previous platform set up, the potential for downtime will become higher. This means your IT team will continue to firefight. CIO’s then face an increase in mistrust and frustration from customers, as services begin to fail.
While security and uptime are two main drivers, cost is still a significant factor in most enterprises, sometimes running into the billions of dollars. Many CIOs face a common theme of “Doing more with less”. They also look to embrace new capabilities, while at the same time reducing operational expenses.