Armed with the unique position of being involved in both the IT side of a business and the C-suite leadership sector, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) has the cross-department tools and insider knowledge required to move a company successfully into an enterprise-wide digital strategy. One major element in this initiative that can especially benefit from more hands-on CIO involvement: the adoption of cloud computing.
Heralded as an innovative, cost-cutting alternative to traditional, on-premise legacy systems, the cloud is enticing business leaders across industries to make the move, migrating data and processes away from in-house hardware and onto digital, third-party-controlled virtual platforms. Yet, many are failing to realize the depth and breadth of benefits promised by such a transformative shift, and for one primary reason—a lack of cohesion and coordination among teams as they each learn to adapt to the new, cloud-based environment. Possessing both a deep understanding of the processes and best practices that keep a company turning, as well as a position of executive leadership and authority, the CIO is perfectly positioned to bridge this gap and help fuel a more seamless—and successful—path to cloud adoption. Read More