Four IT Resolutions for CEO in 2022

Four IT Resolutions for CIOs in 2022-01

With a new year there’s a new ray of hope to advance business initiatives. IT leaders should follow certain IT resolutions to succeed in 2022 and beyond.  

Stepping in 2022, many CIOs, according to industry experts, are hopeful about the opportunities the year will provide. CIOs have already planned a long list of tech initiatives, product deliveries and IT projects ahead of 2022. Even though each one is important in its own right, taken together, they will collectively drive the enterprise landscape for the greater good.

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Here are four IT resolutions CIOs should follow to succeed in 2022 and beyond:

  • Solve Channel Fragmentation 

“Modern communication doesn’t happen in one, two, or even three communication channels,”

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Christine_Spang

says Christine Spang, Co-Founder and CTO, Nylas, “It happens across numerous channels, sometimes all within the context of a single conversation.” She adds, “Critical data now lives in multiple email providers like Gmail and Outlook and numerous chat and messaging apps like Slack, SMS, WhatsApp, and more, and building integrations into all these applications requires time and effort from engineering teams that could be spent elsewhere. Facing channel fragmentation head-on will be a top priority in 2022 as engineering teams will look to create a faster and more streamlined process for leveraging all the modern communication channels without having to dedicate countless time and resources to build and maintain them.”

  • Maintain capability and capacity 
Andy Peddar
Andy Peddar

As per Andy Peddar, CEO, Deazy, “There are two principal challenges for enterprises – capacity and capability. He adds, “There’s a major shortage of developers, and there’s not a day that goes by that you don’t hear about someone who’s got problems with hiring or retention in their development team. Six-figure salaries are the norm, and yet organizations still can’t keep people. There are not enough people to go around essentially.”

“In terms of capability, it’s hard for enterprises to be able to support an increasingly wide range of technologies and frameworks. That means trying to do so in-house requires a large inflexible team, and that’s a model that doesn’t work anymore. So, enterprises have significant gaps in their capability they need support with.”

“When you factor in the move towards a more digital native society, the need for good developers has become much greater. Pretty much everything requires development now – every app, website, and more – it’s all underpinned by code. This ‘digitize or die’ movement has been accelerated even further by the pandemic and enterprises must be mindful of the shortage of development talent when continuing their digital transformation projects in 2022,” says Andy Peddar.

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  • Organizational resilience should take center stage

Organizational resilience is about proactive organizational decision making and this involves incorporating the separate functions of governance, risk, and compliance alongside other business functions into a business’s objectives,” says  Lauren Kornutick, Solutions Manager, Compliance, Fusion Risk Management. She adds, “Next year, we’ll see business leaders focus their attention on creating smarter, more resilient ecosystems. Third-party partnerships will be important to this too, with leaders placing third-party management at the center of strategic risk and operational planning and modeling.”

“Whilst reputational risk has always been a concern, it has hugely amplified in the last 12 months. Leaders realize that if an incident does occur, they need to demonstrate that it’s not the result of their organization’s culture or values. They need to do this to minimize any reputational damage that a data leak or cyber-attack can cause. Organizational resilience is not just something you do once and it’s done, box ticked. It’s a lifelong living, breathing, ever-evolving process that does not occur overnight. We’re all learning together about the right and appropriate approach to risk and resilience, and the journey is never really finished. It’s about creating a strong sense of organizational priorities and purpose, and mobilizing stakeholders, employees, investors, customers to personify this and truly deliver a robust and relevant business model with risk and resilience at the center of the methodology,” adds Lauren Kornutick.

  • Treat data as an asset

The pandemic accelerated the need for businesses to digitally transform and rely on data to increase operational efficiency and remain competitive in the market,” says Christal Bemont, CXO at Talend. She adds, “Yet according to a recent survey, 78% of executives have challenges making data-driven decisions and 60% don’t always trust the data they use. Treating data as an asset that can be measured, trusted, and acted on will provide healthy data for businesses to make critical decisions that drive business outcomes.”

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Vishal Muktewar is a Senior Correspondent at On Dot Media. He reports news that focuses on the latest trends and innovations happening in the B2B industry. An IT engineer by profession, Vishal has worked at Insights Success before joining Ondot. His love for stories has driven him to take up a career in enterprise journalism. He effectively uses his knowledge of technology and flair for writing, for crafting features, articles and interactions for technology enterprise media platforms.