Last week I had the opportunity to speak at the 2012 Washington DC CIO Executive Leadership Summit. This conference featured Chief Information Officers and business leaders from around the Mid-Atlantic region including many larger well-known firms such as Marriott, IBM, Comcast, etc. It was uplifting to see most companies were emerging from the worst economic downturn in a generation preparing to grow again.
While the past three years typically focused on heavy cost reductions for many firms, progressive business leaders and CEOs are now asking: How can we use information technology to drive revenue growth, innovate and better position our firm for the economic rebound that is emerging?
For those of you that weren’t able to attend the conference, I discussed two proven methods presented by the Harvard Business School researchers that allow you to use information technology to drive innovation in your business. The first method is through strategy innovation. Using this approach, information technology enables the creation of new products or business opportunities. The second method is through capability innovation. Using this approach, information technology improves business processes and reduces costs. At MRIS, we’re diligently using both approaches to bring you new, innovative technology products and the best MLS services to help you grow your business.
Do you have a plan for how you can use information technology to innovate and grow your business? Next week at NAR mid-year, I’ll be spending several days meeting with brokers across our region to discuss upcoming MRIS products and services that can help improve revenues and streamline costs. I’ll also be soliciting feedback on ways MRIS can help you more in the future. If you’d like to schedule a time to meet with me, I’d welcome your feedback. Please contact Sandra Truque.