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The importance of information technology and its drivers in the company continues to rise rapidly against the background of new business opportunities through digitization and industry 4.0. By starting with other technologies such as Big Data, Data Analytics, Social Media, Mobility / Connectivity and Cloud Computing, new products and services, as well as business models, processes and value chains emerge. This development and changing expectations of the enterprises put IT departments under pressure to rethink their existing operating models and set-up.

The CIO team has to overcome a very difficult balancing act: on the one hand, the business lines expect IT in the context of digital transformation to implement important innovations quickly and dynamically with unchanged attention to and performance in existing IT services and systems. They are to be offered solid, secure and cost-effective as a reliable backend for future digital services.

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4C Study 2021: "Key factors of successful CIOs"

What makes CIOs successful?

60 above-average successful CIOs have shared their experiences and recipes for success with us.

We are in a time of unstoppable change. While uncertainty is growing in many companies, digitalization continues to advance. How can CIOs meet this growing challenge? Our study "Key factors of successful CIOs" now provides the first comprehensive insight into the working world of CIOs at top German companies:

  • Which factors influence the success of CIOs
  • Why leadership skills are more important for CIOs than technical and business know-how
  • What particularly attracts German CIOs to their position
  • Where the IT bosses themselves see their greatest successes

You can find an overview of our most important findings in our article in CIO Magazine.

 

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The 4C GROUP is pleased to announce that it is an official network partner of the renowned Hamburg IT Strategy Days.

In February 2025, the Hamburg IT Strategy Days will bring together the Who's Who of the IT management community in Hamburg for the 23rd time! The Hamburg IT Strategy Days 2025 offer numerous opportunities for personal exchange and networking as well as a wide variety of presentations by renowned speakers from business and science on the most relevant topics.

Our experts Martin Stephany and Markus Matschi will also be on site to hold interesting discussions with the CIO community and share valuable insights.

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4C Study 2023: "Contribution and Success Factors of Sustainable IT"

Discover the growing importance of sustainability in the IT world in our latest study. Based on in-depth interviews with 20 leading CIOs and Sustainable IT Managers, this study sheds light on the current practices and benefits of sustainability-oriented IT strategies. Learn how sustainable IT contributes not only to Corporate Social Responsibility but also leads to significant cost savings and competitive advantages.

This study highlights how CIOs and IT Managers can enhance their visibility and reputation within the company through the implementation of Sustainable IT, opening up new career paths. Additionally, the report provides insights into various approaches and success factors for the implementation of sustainable IT, enabling IT organizations to be perceived as responsible and future-oriented.

Learn more about Sustainable IT and discover how you can optimally utilize the potentials and opportunities in your company.

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