IT Strategy and Innovation: Driving Innovation from the CIO's Office — Staying Ahead of the Curve with New Strategic Capabilities
This IDC study guides senior IT leaders in understanding strategic capabilities needed for the IT organization to remain competitive. Such capabilities will enable IT to stay ahead of the business-need curve and deliver high-impact results. This study answers the following questions:
What strategic capabilities are vital for IT, and how should IT leaders build them?
What is strategic absorptive capacity, and how does it help in the design of sophisticated business solutions?
What are strategic thinking skills, and how can IT build them into the organization?
What kind of strategic process will IT organizations need?
"IDC research shows that most CIOs aspire to become chief innovation officers and are focused on building new capabilities that will make their organizations better innovation drivers," says Ankush Chopra, adjunct research analyst with IDC's Research Network. "An important way to achieve this is by staying ahead of the business-need curve, since this is where IT has traditionally lagged. Innovation that enables the business to bridge this gap can deliver significant breakthroughs."