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A collaborative approach to information strategy

By Claudia Ortolani , Senior Consultant, HP Information Management and Analytics

 

strategy_iStock_000024395129XSmall.jpgA cio.com article published earlier this year addressed the need for CIOs to be more connected with the business: 

 

For CIOs to be ahead in big data and BI for next year, (IDC head of research, Joel) Oostveen said they will need to start collaborating more with other business executives in order to fully understand how big data can be used to deliver on business outcomes.”

 

I find this statement quite interesting – and not at all surprising – since participating with HP clients in a workshop designed to do just what Oostveen suggests – foster collaboration between business and IT executives about how information can drive business value. The workshop lasted only a single day, but it was the first time these heterogeneous groups actually sat in a room together to understand different internal needs and points of view across the organization.  This is seemingly not uncommon.  And I found it was incredibly enlightening and empowering for them to hear their perspectives and collaborate on a roadmap of concrete priorities and outcomes.

Collaborate with the competition? Yes! Why coopitition is a win-win

Women shaking hands.JPGBy Charlie Bess, HP Labs Fellow  

No one can be good at everything. That is the nature of business. Combine your strengths with those of a competitor, however, and you’ll embrace not only an unexpected ally, but a sharp business model that plays to your strong suit and minimizes your shortcomings.

4 flaws that disrupt innovation

Tom.jpgBy Tom Bonola, HP Fellow & Chief Technologist for Platform Infrastructure Technology Industry-Standard Servers & Software 

 

Bureaucratic red tape is a sticky issue for many large enterprises balancing innovation with corporate governance. Great ideas can get mired down with processes and approvals, creating a true innovator’s dilemma.

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