Constant change and a challenging environment has always been the staple diet of a good CIO. Always moving to the beat of the business, the CIO ensures his team keeps in tune with the drive of the business and its operating environment.

With a drive for disruption at speed and an even closer alignment to business, there’s a new metric on the horizon – velocity to market. How quickly can you and your team move from idea to offer and meet the business requirement to enable the organisation to move forward faster than the competition?

There is an increasing need to increase the speed of change in business models, and it’s necessary that technology is the enabler of that velocity. With change, the reliance falls on the CIO to provide a measure of overall velocity of an idea into production, by for example measuring the number of releases per year per application.

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