As CIOs embrace cloud computing, a new wave of business-centric IT services is entering the enterprise.

There has never been a greater need for businesses to be agile in response to market change. Competition now comes from all over the world, and economic recession means that market demands fluctuate rapidly.

The CIO plays a key role in making that agility possible. IT needs to be in step with the business, helping it to respond to changing requirements. The days when the IT function could take months or years implementing a new enterprise-wide system are gone: change needs to happen much more quickly.