In the third of 11 episodes, Hari Candadai, Global VP at Rimini Street, interviews former global CIO Tom Grooms to discuss third-party support as a key to unlock resources for digital transformation.

Third-party support creates a flywheel effect of positive outcomes and a multiplier effect, where the ongoing savings can be continually reallocated to close capability gaps for the business and drive growth. CIOs can deliver immediate, then sustainable, value through a pre-planned roadmap approach and a series of 90-day deliverables phased out over 18 to 24 months.

A CIO who can knock on business doors to ask “What do you need?” is a win/win for everyone.