Revolution is when you jump to the next generation. Cut-over takes place quickly and on a large scale: the entire entity is transformed. Evolution is when you take incremental steps to the next generation over a longer period.
CIOs have learned to handle business continuity, information security, and project management. Many have learned to continually raise the bar on their performance in managing these risks, improving success rates for IT projects, managing outsourcer relationships with increasing skill, and bringing business managers into the business-continuity planning process.
IT governance is a hot topic, though no one seems to be sure exactly what it is or how to explain it. While there is considerable conjecture about what constitutes good governance and how to depict it, most is based on anecdotal evidence.
Managing the growing number and diversity of IS stakeholders is a demanding leadership challenge for CIOs. IS stakeholders now include business units, business partners, users, consumers, IS staff and external agencies, such as regulators, and more