CIO Best Practices Description


Institution of Affiliation

The complications of financial management come from the perspectiveof treating IT as a distinct and separate financial entity. Flemingnotes that they are sometimes used as a contract for corporations andagencies. This approach of incorporating divergent approach inmanaging the interest of the CIOs and the IT experts is important inensuring that there is a corporation, collaboration, and commitmenttowards achieving the objective of an organization. Taking acre ofanother party’s interest when working towards achieving a commongoal is important in ensuring that the divergent interest is allaccommodated in that move towards achieving an objective. AT the endof the end, this approach will only become realistic when thebusiness entity achieve a high return on its investments (Tallon,2010).

This approachis also realistic regarding the need for interaction andcommunication between the IT specialist and the CIOs. It is importantto note that the process of achieving a common goal for any businessentity requires that all the divergent views must be considered andevaluated so that the best viable view is implemented. During thedecision-making process, the divergent points of interest arecombined without any conflict arising so that a good decision ismade. Besides, it cannot be possible to separate the interest of theCIO and the IT experts when implementing a strategic plan (Tallon,2010).

The point of intersections where being thought of as an &quotindependent&quotactor conflict with the CIO`s ability to be &quotnimble&quot instrategic planning is at the decision-making the stage. Flemming(2007) argues that the CIOs expect IT experts to provide ahierarchical and effective IT infrastructure. However, theirindependence interferes with when they are required to create timetogether with the IT specialist to develop an IT system that isarticulate. Flemming (2007) notes that the CIOs are also expected towork with business experts to provide four business domains thatdetermine the success of the business. They also need to worktogether to communicate the results of the organization`s performanceand the forecast of the IT.

It is true that strategic planning suggests that the ITdepartment, just like any other vendor, must pursue decision makersto buy into systems and approaches, not its immediate concern. Thiswill enable all business entities to gain a return on theirinvestment. It also facilitates capacity management that facilitatesvarious domains of IT management in a business setup. Strategicplanning is an integral part of the business entity, and it involvesthe use of IT to communicate and forecast the prospects of thebusiness. It is thus important for the IT department to ensure thatall other players in decisions making are well versed with the ITskills so that can buy into the systems. Although the objective ofthis move may not be the immediate concern, it bears a lot of fruitsto the CIOs and the IT specialist.

According to Flemming (2007), quite somesacrifices will be made to accommodate these two contrasting views ofthe corporation or agency. To accommodate two contrasting views of acorporate agency, it will be important to encourage the CIOs and theIT specialist to work together so that they can bring together thefour domains of IT into a common pool. This will enable the businessentity to wok appropriately so that they can easily achieve successand attained the common goals of the business.


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