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Three challenges CIOs currently face – and how to fix them

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By illuminem briefings

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🗞️ Driving the news: CIOs are confronting expanding responsibilities, with their role evolving beyond traditional IT functions to encompass areas like DE&I and ESG
Lenovo's 2023 Global Study reveals 84% of IT leaders feel they contribute more to company success than other executives
They are tackling challenges in digital workplaces, AI integration, and sustainability while grappling with budget constraints and the need to keep pace with technological advancements

🔭 The context: The role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) has significantly broadened
CIOs must now manage diverse aspects like remote workforce technology, AI, and sustainability in data centers
This shift is driven by technological integration into various business sectors and the increasing importance of ESG concerns

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: CIOs' engagement in sustainability is vital, with data centers accounting for significant global electricity use
Embracing liquid cooling technologies and asset recovery services can mitigate e-waste and energy consumption, aligning IT practices with environmental sustainability

⏭️ What's next: Future trends for CIOs include leveraging 'as-a-service' models for technological flexibility, implementing edge computing for AI applications, and adopting circular economy approaches for hardware lifecycle management
These strategies aim to balance innovation with sustainability and efficiency

💬 One quote: "Lenovo’s research found that as-a-service options were highly popular with CIOs, with 92 percent saying they would consider adding new offerings over the next two years." (Arthur Hu, SVP & CIO, Lenovo Solutions and Services Group)

📈 One stat: Data centers are responsible for up to 1.5 percent of global electricity use

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