CIO: Roles Performed
CIO stands for Chief Information Officer and even called as Information Technology Director. They acquire head position of information technology department within an organization and play a vital role there. Being well positioned they understand their potential and create a vision for the business. With technology and regulations all the time business is changing its color and taking a drastic look leading to increase in responsibility of a CIO. Overwhelming role and responsibility of CIO is often unclean to make out.CIO’s take responsibility and perform different roles.
They tend to be business focused so work to strive the business needs and objectives. They do handle information technology to meet the enterprise goals. As the business needs are growing with that they are obliged to switch from low prior task to high prior task.
- Aligning information technology
They do alignment of IT for making information more useful and worth for business planning.
- Managing IT talent
They contribute to make every manager and leader to work in all parts of the business organization so they can be versatile in their work.
- Doing IT integration
Does planning on the process capacity and get it done in few steps. Integration process is done following these steps. Incomplete process- Performed process-> Managed process-> Established process-> Predictable process-> Optimized process. This way makes the business process flow smoothly.
- Managing IT finance
Capital planning and investment is critical part. CIO drive value to business by increasing revenue and decreasing cost thus gain profit. To overlook It budget do the negotiation, justification and even try to manage them so requirements should be fulfilled.
- Handling IT portfolio
Handles projects related to business and deliver projects what is needed for the customer.
- Valuing IT innovation
Explore on projects and come up with fresh new ideas to build up customer centric framework.
- Keeps an eye on IT GRC
For every business body governance, risk management, compliance, security matters a lot. CIOs taking all this in their account monitor this.
- Developing IT infrastructure
They work on internal technology management so well staffed and well funded IT department is fulfilled.
- Contribution in IT measurement
They establish, track and make report for IT performance metrics, dashboard etc.
- Do’s and does for IT strategic planning
Support and work on strategic goals for the sake of enterprise. Do analysis on SWOT, value, chain, scenario etc.
- Maintaining cordial relationship with IT vendors
CIOs are great communicators. So using their strong communication they link up the gap between IT vendor and business.