The Information Management Agenda…It’s Plural

CIOs must balance managing internal IT systems with creating business technologies that help win, serve and retain customers, says George Colony, the CEO of Forrester Research. “If you’re a great leader, you should be able to handle two agendas simultaneously.”
-WSJ, February 4, 2015

I had a good laugh at this quote because the CIO’s and IT professionals that I know handle a couple of dozen agendas simultaneously! However, it did make me sit back and ask myself:

What are the Information Management agenda(s) in a typical global organization?

Complex IM AgendasWe compiled a list of information management agendas that are deeply impacting today’s organizations and their executives. It was more of a brainstorm and reflection than a primary research effort. But it is based on many of our clients’ requests for assistance. What is surprising is the shear number of information management agendas that face today’s company and even the effort that goes into prioritizing these challenges, as they can’t all be tackled at the same time.

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