Honeycomb Connect Corporate Information Technology 50
Changing and emerging technology offer huge opportunities and potential problems for organizations.
In 2006, IT spending increased by 5.4% from 2005, however, spending is not keeping pace with the strategic goals of the organizations (CIO Insight February 2006, page 69). As project lists (and their related budgets) increase, organizations are expecting to see more return on their IT spend. Companies are searching for ways to increase the all important ROI for information technology while seeking to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of the current systems.
IT spend is shifting away from hardware and infrastructure costs, moving towards additional spend for staffing and services. Incremental spending above and beyond the set budget is increasing due to set projects running over budget as new technologies emerge. Discretionary budgets are counting for approximately 31% of total budget spend (CIO Insight 02,2002, Page 74) representing aincrease in discretionary spending.
The role of the CIO is also a changing role. Increasingly the function is becoming less technical and more strategically focused. The CIO needs to play a proactive rather than reactive role within the organization.
Information technology arguably is the most evolving job function in the business environment. Change in technology is commonplace, expected and is readily accepted by technology practitioners. The IT department is now recognized not only for driving efficiency, but also as an area of creativity and innovation.
Recent compliance, corporate governance, and data retention mandates have placed additional strain on IT departments to meet information access requirements. But, companies are now recognizing the potential benefits of implementing these systems. Innovative and creative companies are reveling in the new opportunities being developed. Successful senior technology professionals must demonstrate a strong understanding of the goals and strategy of the company and an understanding of the operations and needs of all the different divisions to determine what technology support will be required and how to best meet these needs in the most efficient manner.
The Honeycomb Connect Corporate Information Technology Community focuses on the following categories to ensure superior information about the options in each category ensuring our community has the opportunity to make the most informed decisions in these areas.
Senior level job titles within the Executive Membership consist of:
- Chief Information Officer
- Chief Information Systems Officer
- Chief Technology Officer
- Chief Security Officer
- Chief Privacy Officer
Job titles and functions include EVP, SVP, VP, Director and manager of:
- Information Technology
- Information systems
- Web services
- Web master
- Content management
- Network management
- Application development
- Business systems
- Traffic management
Our Targeted Solution Provider Categories
- Communications services
- Data services
- Systems management
- Platform/infrastructure and operating systems
- Enterprise applications
- Application development
- Managed services