When InformationWeek identified "Top 10 CIO Issues for 2009," I was more than happy to see "Customer-Facing Innovation" as #1. Increasingly, that's what we do here, with capabilities like Force.com Sites complementing applications like Ideas.
Then I saw #2 on the list: "Attacking the 80/20 Ratio," shifting costs away from the maintenance of undifferentiating technology and into advantage-creating innovation. That's also a blogworthy point.
And the list just kept on going, with #3 through #6 being
- Strategic response to the economic situation
- Emphasis on the business role of the CIO
- Assessment of cloud computing
- Adoption of SaaS in more diverse organizations and roles
In courtesy to IWeek's Bob Evans, I won't quote all six items here but will instead urge you to have a look at his list (linked above) — especially his top six points for the imminent '09.