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"Are Analysts Primitive Homo Analysticus?"
By Gary Conkins
November 2, 2015

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"#CIOChat: Thriving in the digital economy"
By Brian Holak
October 21, 2015

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"Digital Transformation Needs a Good Platform"
By Nicole Laskowski
October 10, 2015

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"Why you don’t need an IT expert on your board"
By William Confalonieri
September 25, 2015

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"Should You Trust Your CEO With Cloud Computing Decisions?"
By Joe McKendrick
September 12, 2015

Current Projects

Based on our mission to develop concepts and frameworks to help executives address the IT-related challenges of leading increasingly dynamic, global, and information-intensive organizations, MIT CISR researchers focus on year-long specific and applicable projects. The relevance of our research is ensured by the active participation of corporate sponsors from a range of industries.

MIT CISR research projects are typically a collaboration of several researchers and often include MIT students. Research results are disseminated primarily through working papers, research briefings, an annual conference, and sponsor forums.

MIT CISR 2015 Research Projects:

Engaging Your Executive Committee and Board on Digitization

Digitization is impacting all areas of business and therefore requires CEO, Executive Committee (ExCo), and Board involvement. [Learn more…]

Beyond Monetization: Balancing the Risks and Rewards of Data

In a digital economy, data—and the information it produces—is one of a company’s most important assets. [Learn more…]

The New IT Unit Operating Model: Orchestrating the Supply of Resources for Digitization

The IT unit must deftly orchestrate IT supply from diverse and emergent sources as it shapes and enables strategic business demand. [Learn more…]

Business Complexity as a Strategic Choice

In previous research at MIT CISR, we found that product complexity has the potential to increase business performance, but process complexity—which often accompanies product complexity—negatively impacts business performance. [Learn more…]

Becoming a Digital Ecosystem Driver

Over the last two years, MIT CISR has been studying next-generation enterprises that are developing as a result of the rapid increase in digitization. [Learn more…]

Designing Digital Organizations: Strategic Responses to SMACIT-Induced Disruption

The influx of SMACIT (social, mobile, analytics, cloud, Internet of Things) is disrupting industries and companies. [Learn more…]

The Internet of Things

We are entering the era of the connected business model. Potentially, any asset, person, product, process, or source of data can be connected, making a reality of the long forecast connected house, car, factory and ecosystem. [Learn more…]

Inventing the Digital Workplace

BYOD, social media, data security risks, empowerment, open workspaces, flexible work schedules, collaboration tools, global teams, remote workers, the mobile office—many forces have put traditional work arrangements under siege. [Learn more…]

The CIO as Venture Capitalist

CIOs are increasingly being called upon to find new technology-based solutions to facilitate organizational agility and strategic advantage. [Learn more…]