With today’s total dependency on IT a company has to move in management faster than before in order not to lose the chances of electronic business. Modern IT Managers must be able to work with a combination of classic management strategies and information technology based methods.
Stay competitive in business and cope with the high investment in IT-systems and difficult to get specialists. Save on both and you will let a Boomerang loose.
Ignore information technology and you are lost in the new jungle of the Internet world.
Do not compare a Server with a lorry as they are quite different in their use and value development. Capacity must allow for future expansion and unexpected situations.
This complex type of job needs a manager capable of all ways of modern leadership:
CIO (Corporate Information Officer)
The CIO sees to this combination of modern and classic style leadership. He will experience a highly demanding task upon him as the old brigade will not easily accept the modern way of thinking.
Management will only see high costs and no profit coming from the actions of this new CIO and therefore will try to block him. With this and many other problems the CIO will have to survive in the rapid IT world.