The CIO’s Invisible Threat

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Most CIO’s are well aware of what causes sleepless nights and are actively focusing on solutions and risk mitigation strategies.  The three biggest worries are usually defined as: keeping the system up and running, cyber-security, and migration to digital platforms.  A failure of any one often results in a quick elevator ride to the ground floor, minus badge and keys.

It’s not what you know that hurts you, but what you don’t know.

 However, there is a significant threat to the CIO that often goes unnoticed until it is too late.  A threat that trips up even the most savvy CIO.  A threat that remains in plain sight.  A threat that is often taken for granted.

That invisible threat is “lack of aligned execution”.  Plans are developed, matched with bridge alignmentstrategic objectives, teams and budgets put in place.  But are you certain that what starts at the top really gets implemented…

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