The reasons are clear: Courts have upheld that all electronic information is discoverable, meaning virtually everything in an organization can be used in a lawsuit. Risk management is now a higher priority than user productivity.
And so the idea of being able to apply all the brains on the planet to a time urgent situation is something that we are going to look back on and be really glad that we figured out how to do because otherwise itâ€™s going to be too late.
Iâ€™ve been thinking about a couple of things my CIO clients are wrestling with, and how these might be better approached jointly rather than as separate challenges. These are:
1. How to strengthen Business-IT Relationships in the context of the current economic climate. 2. How to experiment with, learn from and foster Social Networking in the business context (rather than the more common â€œFacebook-likeâ€ personal context. 3. How to sharpen and refocus the role of IT for the global recession.