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Drive Innovation and Collaboration with the “Everyone’s IT” Approach

By Jim Zimmermann

In my recent experience speaking with CIO’s from across the globe, I found they Gartner_thumbnail_Everyones_CIO_finalwere all concerned with IT training and development, and although they were concerned about training on technical topics, they were more interested in providing business skills training to their IT staff.

So what is behind this interest in business skills training for the IT staff?

For years, many U.S. organizations have been struggling with how to run IT as a business —within a business.  The IT organization can no longer function as an island. IT now has customers that it has to satisfy—both internal and external. The internal customers are all the various departments that depend on the IT department to provide the infrastructure and applications they need to do their jobs.

How does the CIO enable success?

To prepare their employees, today’s CIO cannot rely on traditional leadership principles to achieve business success. To be effective, CIOs need to embrace the “four futures of the CIO role,” particularly the “Everyone’s IT” approach. In How to Add Everyone’s IT CIO to Traditional CIO Leadership, Gartner offers insight on how the CIO role has evolved and provides recommendations on how IT leaders can adapt in today’s business landscape.

View complimentary Gartner research to learn more.

Jim Zimmermann is a Director of Product Marketing at Skillsoft.

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