Are IT Leaders Just Too Busy for Innovation?

Chief information officers understand how important innovation is to survive and thrive in today's hyper-competitive global economy. And they understand that IT is the key to new innovation. Yet, they often are too saddled down with maintenance and upkeep to really give it their all. That's one of the takeways of a recent CIO panel hosted by CA Technologies, which tackled the issue of IT's role in corporate innovation.

Innovation is a broad topic with a lot of different angles – and uncertain impact on the bottom line. But one thing is certain: everyone is looking to information technology to make innovation happen.

IT leaders today must make a transition from performing tactical duties that simply maintain the status quo to adopting new technologies to enable innovative approaches that customers – internal and external – will embrace, panelists said.

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