CIOs Dealing with Startups: Be Ready for Long-Term Shifts

Keeping a close connection with the existing systems while remaining up-to-date with the upcoming technologies and trends is utmost essential for CIOs. To keep up with the fast transforming technology landscape, dealing with startups will not be easy for CIOs ahead.

In this article at CIO, Dave Welsh shares how challenging it could be for the CIOs or upcoming investors to deal with startups. Therefore, to remain upbeat is the only way to match the pace.

The Biggest Challenge

Identifying the new technologies that are imposing transformative challenges for CIOs in the long run. Here are the three areas where startups are driving significant change. Let’s take a look:

  1. ePrivacy: For CIOs, EU’s GDPR regulation triggered a massive overhaul of practices. But, GDPR is just a beginning of privacy initiatives CIOs need to contend with, in the coming years. Consider yourself on the early stage of the ongoing ePrivacy marathon and ask the startups about their roadmap ahead. This will help you understand how it all plays out.
  2. Microservices: ‘Appification’ is the significant offshoot of microservices and low-code development platforms. The new-age users want easy-to-use software, and gradually demand the creation of micro-applications for specific needs. Even startups nowadays are rushing in to provide the toolkits and building blocks to see a long-term shift.
  3. Modern Tools: Startups have an advantage of building a system from scratch. The CIOs have legacy systems and an aversion to change to deal with. However, they also have resources to experiment and evaluate. Consider this as an opportunity to compete effectively for talent. In the highly technology-centric environment, the CIOs must lead as an example of growth and learning.

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