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CIO New Zealand (

"Massachusets Institute of Technology professors discuss the ‘impossible’ role of the CIO"
By Divina Paredes
November 14, 2014

BT Let's Talk Blog (

"Governance works, but do it right"
November 13, 2014

Tech Target (

"Strategies for finding analytics skills,
despite the shortage
By Ed Burns
November 6, 2014


"Top CIOs Start the Journey to the 'Digital Enterprise'"
By Michael Fitzgerald
October 28, 2014

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.

Current MIT CISR Research Projects:

How Digitization is Driving the Next-Generation Enterprise

Last year, we studied how digitization is compelling enterprises to move on two dimensions. [Learn more...]

Best Practices in Complexity Management

In previous research at MIT CISR, we found that companies able to reach their complexity sweet spot are outperforming their competitors by a wide margin. [Learn more...]

Do You Have a Great Digital Business Strategy?

Some companies have recently appointed a chief digital officer to help formulate a digital strategy. [Learn more...]

Engaging Boards and Executive Committees on Digitization

The impact of digitization on business is on the agenda of many companies’ boards and executive committees. [Learn more...]

The IT Unit Value Proposition: Novel Approaches to Delivering Value to the Enterprise

The IT unit of the future must be adept at proactively shaping ever-increasing IT demand, while deftly orchestrating IT supply from diverse and emergent sources. [Learn more...]

Making Architecture Matter Beyond IT

It is without question that, in the digital age, architecture matters more than ever for the long-term success of companies. [Learn more...]

Show Me the Money: Delivering Business Value through Data

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

Mobile First—Effectively Engaging Customers with Mobile Apps

Most enterprises are developing mobile apps to engage their customers. These apps are used to increase the customer connection, often with a social aspect; enable self service; and obtain better information on customer preferences. [Learn more...]

Managing the Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Publishing

Digital innovation in the publishing business has taken many forms—from online book selling, through e-books, to self-publishing—and these have resulted in significant challenges to and changes in business models within the publishing industry. [Learn more...]