Thursday, May 13, 2010

CaaS: CIO as a Service

Given the size, complexity, and cost of ERP deployments combined with the lack of ERP implementation skills within some IT organizations there is a new trend emerging whereby companies rent an experienced CIO to manage ERP deployments. There are a litany of problems with this strategy, namely what happens when the project is over, but on the other hand this is a way for companies to ensure they are getting the experience and leadership necessary for projects of high value and importance. In either case, it is an interesting trend to follow.

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