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Less than 5% of senior public sector staff view their CIO or CTO as a 'driver of change'

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"Less than 5% (4.2%) of senior public sector staff view their CIO and CTO as the drivers of change, a report from cloud solutions provider Ancoris reveals.

This chimes with comments from Jonathan Mitchell, non-executive chairman of the CIO practice at Harvey Nash, who said that CIOs were the ones to drive wholesale transformation in the public sector, but that only 10% of serving CIOs are categorised as ‘agents of change’, that is a CIO who is ‘bold in expressing their vision for change, with a clear ‘migration plan' for investment in digital technology’ and ‘active in using technology to future-proof the entire organisation and ensure outcomes-based intervention becomes a reality’.

The vast majority of participants (59%) in the Ancoris survey believed the main driver of transformation of frontline services was the CEO, while 36% believed it was another role entirely.

‘The low number of people recognising the role of the CIO and CTO in fostering change is worrying though. Organisations need to enable their IT teams to focus more on the people and process aspect of change in order to fully benefit from technology,’ said Duncan Farley, head of business transformation at Ancoris.”

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NCC Weekly News Update 22 September 2015 

 

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