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CIOs: How to Get Your Teams to the Next Level

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    Always Ask 'Do We Need It?'

    Even if your IT group is highly disciplined and organized, other parts of the business will regularly assume they're going to get caught up in the desire to play with cool toys and fun projects. Every new technology has to be measured in terms of how it impacts business productivity and process improvements. One of the big reasons cloud technologies have gained such widespread acceptance is because cloud advocates like ZenDesk and ServiceNow have simplified their value proposition for a broader range of employees and executives. These companies talk about results, not technology. The absence of such rigor can result in the 'disruptive' new technology being disruptive to the business.

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CIOs: How to Get Your Teams to the Next Level

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    Always Ask 'Do We Need It?'

    Even if your IT group is highly disciplined and organized, other parts of the business will regularly assume they're going to get caught up in the desire to play with cool toys and fun projects. Every new technology has to be measured in terms of how it impacts business productivity and process improvements. One of the big reasons cloud technologies have gained such widespread acceptance is because cloud advocates like ZenDesk and ServiceNow have simplified their value proposition for a broader range of employees and executives. These companies talk about results, not technology. The absence of such rigor can result in the 'disruptive' new technology being disruptive to the business.

The role of the CIO and IT teams has changed dramatically. Traditionally, IT teams concentrated just on programming, infrastructure management and building applications from the ground up. Today, successful IT teams are the ones with a deep knowledge of how to take that expertise to drive the business forward. Every IT organization has the ability to make this transformation.

In this slideshow, SanDisk CIO and SVP Ravi Naik outlines critical issues CIOs need to address in six quick tips to get IT teams to the next level.