Don Tapscott offers his insight on how successful CIOs will use an IT Services Supermarket to balance the application needs of businesses with the security needs of the enterprise.


The role of the CIO is changing. As businesses within the enterprise seek out their applications and capabilities on the cloud, there are questions about whether the CIO role will be necessary or even exist at all in the near future.

Don Tapscott sees things differently: these individual businesses are all part of a bigger picture – the enterprise – and as such they need to handle applications in a way that is good for both the businesses and the enterprise. CIOs will need to supply businesses with a catalog of diverse apps and programs – an IT Services Supermarket – that can deliver the wide range of functionality businesses need while still adhering to the security and quality standards of the enterprise.