Business today consume IT at several speeds all at once. Innovation and digital disruption require quick response, legacy systems call for deliberate care and shifting operating models need a pace of change somewhere in between.
Two speeds are no longer enough for the modern IT organization. Unless CIOs can master the art of delivering change at the pace demanded by each area of the business, they risk being relegated to tending legacy systems.
Multi-speed IT is achieved by bringing together a network of skills, instituting a dynamic operating model and installing flexible governance models. The challenge is great, but the reward for the CIO is a pivotal role in an organization’s strategic business agenda.