IT Strategy and Innovation: The Corporate Innovation Culture
This IDC study explores the subject of IT innovation within the CIO 360 framework and the idea that different kinds of enterprises view innovation in their own ways. CIOs have the opportunity to adapt their IT innovation solutions to the real requirements of their business leadership by understanding how attributes like strategic goals, leadership bias, culture, process maturity, and organization shape the drive to innovate.
The study focuses on a few key IT management areas that are central to supporting enterprise innovation:
How does leadership bias shape the organization, the culture, the processes, and the IT contribution to innovation?
What kinds of enterprises do best with standardized processes for innovation and which do best with none at all?
What is the role of IT in providing innovation services?
What are the obstacles and opportunities for the CIO who hopes to be thought of as an innovation leader?
"IDC believes that CIOs and IT leaders need to understand how new ideas are developed and promoted within their enterprises if they are to be perceived as true partners in innovation," says Fred Magee, adjunct research advisor for IDC's Research Network. "The key is to understand that different kinds of innovation arise from different configurations of leadership intention and business goals."