Today, IT leaders address the PC lifecycle across a continuum from control to transformation. Control is geared to optimization, while transformation focuses on the business impact of technology. Though the two approaches differ, they are not in opposition. They strive for the same goals and face similar challenges. As IT leaders provide their workforce with the tools to carry out the corporate mission, they should develop a PC lifecycle strategy that encompasses the key organizational needs of systems management, end-user productivity, business innovation and data-centric security. Read this Dell whitepaper to learn more about the findings of a recent Forrester Consulting study, “Digital Transformers Innovate, Digital Controllers Optimize”. This paper will help clarify the PC lifecycle continuum, from the basics of control to the advanced levels of transformation, so you will be better equipped to determine the needs of your organization on that spectrum.
In his annual list of strategic issues for the CIO, tech blogger and Oracle chief communications officer Bob Evans estimates the CIO fulfills four major roles, each of which directly contributes to the success of the business. Look around at the retail IT leaders you admire most and you will find that they fulfill every role. This eBook takes a closer look at the Business Transformer, Customer Expert and Advocate, Technology Visionary and the Culture Warrior.