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The CIO as Chief Investment Officer

Written by Mike Gruia on May 14th, 2014 at 10:17 am

I was reading a blog from a while back on the HBR Blog Network called “The Four Personas of the Next-Generation CIO.”   It was amazing to stop and think about how much has changed since the blog was written a few years ago.  While the issues for the CIO remain basically the same as in the blog, what the CIO role looks like today and where it’s headed appear to me to be very different.

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Debunking the Growth Capacity Gap

Written by Ben Chamberlain on May 5th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

In Gartner’s recently released 2014 CEO and Senior Executive Survey, a third of the executives surveyed named growth as their top priority.   Businesses want growth but face a series of challenges when it comes to finding ways to paying for it.   Among other things, the run-the-business investments are eroding capacity, consuming funds needed for growth, so the business has to find a way to rationalize the operational spend.  As a result, organizations are taking a hard look at their Application Portfolio Management (APM) to determine what they need to do to make it more effective.

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