A CIO New Year's Resolutions

I'm certain many CIOs will relate to some of these resolutions... I'm also certain that this is an incomplete list. I'm not trying to cover a full CIO agenda or responsibilities, but am pointing out some areas that at least I will try to aspire to in 2011.

Not in any particular order.... 

1) Blog and Tweet more - to better contribute to your company, customers, colleagues, staff, and community

2) Demonstrate top line revenue growth - in collaboration with Business partners, but with direct contributions from technology staff members and by leveraging specific technologies

3) Mature "Agile Collaboration" - with business owners working with technologists sprint by sprint to define priorities, confirm requirements, solution, and manage to deployment.

4) Meet customers - to better anticipate longer term needs and opportunities and help sell our existing capabilities

5) Invest in "Smart" infrastructure - By leveraging cloud and SaaS, but also by consolidating platforms and making improvements in scalability, performance, security, and disaster recovery

6) Promote and leverage Enterprise 2.0 tools - to harness the inherit intelligence in the enterprise, to make smarter and more open decisions, to inspire innovation, and to have a better knowledge base

7) Promote BI tool usage - Kill the spreadsheet by establishing operational databases, deploying BI tools widely, training and nurturing usage, and begin a MDM program

8) Hire great people - Do I need to explain this one?

9) Insure a healthy work life balance - because this is important, and hard, so worth calling out

10) More mobile - because the mobile experience is different, greater, and more intimite than a web or digital experience

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About Isaac Sacolick

Isaac Sacolick is President of StarCIO, a technology leadership company that guides organizations on building digital transformation core competencies. He is the author of Digital Trailblazer and the Amazon bestseller Driving Digital and speaks about agile planning, devops, data science, product management, and other digital transformation best practices. Sacolick is a recognized top social CIO, a digital transformation influencer, and has over 900 articles published at InfoWorld, CIO.com, his blog Social, Agile, and Transformation, and other sites. You can find him sharing new insights @NYIke on Twitter, his Driving Digital Standup YouTube channel, or during the Coffee with Digital Trailblazers.