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The Innovative CIO: How IT Leaders Can Drive Business Transformation by Peter Matthews, George Watt, Andi Mann

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Connecting IT Innovation with Business Value

You will be as much value to others as you have been to yourself.

—Marcus Tullius Cicero (January 3, 106 BC–December 7, 43 BC)

In this book, we have often said that an idea must be accompanied by action to turn it into an innovation. Action demands investment, and investment will only be made if there is a potential return. We have stated that IT innovations for the IT department that are not for cost-cutting purposes only have value if they are considered as investments that will grow the business. This may be the development of a more flexible and adaptive system for M&A activity. It may be to ...

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