The CIO’s Role in Creating an Adaptable Architecture and Digital-First Business

The CIO’s Role in Creating an Adaptable Architecture and Digital-First Business

Businesses today must meet uncertainty and volatility head on as they grapple with the reality that change is an element  of the new normal—part of the fallout from COVID-19. To thrive during such times requires new levels of organizational agility, and changes to internal and external processes that are often underpinned by technology innovation and cultural transformation. Managing such change requires strong leadership from the C-suite, bringing into sharper focus the role of leaders such as the CIO, who will be one of the chief drivers of digital transformation.

Transformation raises many questions for enterprises, such as how the business should scale digital initiatives to drive tangible results while ensuring ongoing business continuity, and who should be leading this change—IT, digital innovation teams, or lines of business. In this article, we take a look at the highlights from the IDC White Paper, “Adaptable Architecture: The Backbone for Digital Business Models,” sponsored by Workday, which explores some of these key questions.

IDC’s White Paper suggests that of all the questions facing the CIO today, it is the focus on architecture that will top the IT agenda in the near future. Is it possible to create an architecture that is both future-proof

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