CIO as Chief Intelligence Officer?
A year ago, I remember reading a great piece from my colleague Ed Cone on the problem of data overload.
As 2009 drew to a close--and various prognostications came out about CIO priorities for 2010--I had a feeling the topic would spring up again.
BT Global Services today released a report that gets right to the heart of the issue.
And while I think it's usually a futile effort to deliberate what the CIO title will morph into in the future, BT offers a worthwhile talking point:
"This is the primary future role of the CIO: providing fast, secure, reliable access to information and the applications and tools needed to analyze it from the bottom up. The CIO who enables the workforce to make best use of information by turning it into enterprise intelligence might be better described in the future as the chief intelligence officer."
Then tell us what you're doing to overcome the ongoing overload of data in your enterprise. Are you doing anything innovative to get your information in order?