CIO Straight Talk - Hi-Tech Special Issue - 9

T
hese are trying times
for CIOs and other
technology leaders.
The coronavirus
pandemic continues to affect
nearly everything we do,
creating challenges that have
ranged from dealing with an
explosion in customer demand
for a particular product to
transitioning a 100,000-strong
workforce to remote work. But
the pandemic has also been the
backdrop for other challenges
that organizations regularly
face, pandemic or not, in a
world of turbulent change and
digital upheaval.
In this issue, CIOs and other
technology leaders describe
creative responses to some of
these challenges - innovative
approaches forged in the
furnace of often intense
pressure.
Sometimes the pressure comes
from outside the organization.
When the pandemic locked
down the world, Zoom had to
meet, in a four-month period, a
30-fold increase in demand for
its conferences, which required
scaling up its delivery system at
warp speed. While developing
cybersecurity measures to
counter the current pandemic
of computer viruses, McAfee is
also evaluating the risks posed
by a looming future threat -
one that, it turns out, may in
fact threaten today's encrypted
information.
Other pressures are generated
within the organization. Faced
with the numerous obstacles to
successful merger integration,
Western Digital has increased
the chances of success by not
wedding itself to its current
processes post-merger. When
Palo Alto Networks decided
it needed to shift from selling
hardware and software to
selling software as a service, it
reinvented its business model
from top to bottom.
Finally, some pressures are
self-imposed. For example, the
CIO of Broadcom, determined
to keep costs down, has come
up with a simple but systematic
process for evaluating whether
and what to pay for a new
technology such as the cloud.
Innovation can be the
unexpected dividend of facing
a challenging or even crisis
situation. This special issue of
CIO Straight Talk looks at how
10 technology executives and
their organizations realized
that pressure-produced
dividend.
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