by Forrester Research

Technology leadership for CIOs

Jun 13, 2010

Registerwith CIO UK to gain access to these exclusive reports from Forrester Research on how to lead the technology strategy of your organisation. Forrester Research is an editorial partner with CIO UK and delivers exclusive articles to the registered CIO UK audience every three weeks. Only by being a member of the CIO UK community will you receive these articles. The reports below outline the technology developments that will be affecting the CIO and how  to react to them. There are also bespoke reports on how best to manage technology, budget demands and how to meet the needs of the organisation. As the Leadership Analysis partner, these Forrester Research papers provide CIOs with leadership guidance in how to grapple with business demands that you can deliver through technology. Register to read the full stories on:

Defining cloud computing: A taxonomy Cloud computing services deliver IT empowerment that can’t easily be matched by other outsourcing or hosting solutions because of their time-to-market advantages, the flexibility they offer, and the economics of the service, when leveraged correctly.

CIOs: Develop a technology watch list CIOs in all industries face a challenge: how to craft near- and long-term plans as technology rapidly evolves and becomes more integrated with business success.

New directions for IT services Even at a time when spending cutbacks seem the most potent symbol of change, hype about tech innovation continues unchecked. But for IT services, at least, talk of innovation genuinely goes beyond hype.

Know your IT cost of goods sold IT costs represent a growing and sometimes significant part of the products and services your organisation offers total cost – yet many firms lack the IT financial transparency to understand the implications.

Back to basics — IT strategy in turbulent times With the current economic backdrop, many CIOs are currently re-evaluating their IT strategy. What CIOs need to know about SOA Getting SOA right takes work: 18 per cent of enterprise SOA users say they are struggling to get the benefits and, in Forrester’s experience, this is often caused by a technology-focused approach to SOA.

Next generation IT requires next generation EA What the business expects from IT is changing. As business execs become more enthusiastic about the importance to technology to their plans and goals, CIOs in conversations with Forrester are reporting that, even in these times of tight budgets, they are seeing a mushrooming of demand.

IT Beyond The Recession: Smart Computing The question “What technology will drive the next IT boom?” continues to be a good talking point for IT insiders. Redesign IT roles to drive your lean IT organisation The current economic climate has forced most CIOs to redesign their IT organisations in an effort to reduce costs.