The New Voice of the CIO

In today's fast moving business environment, the Chief Information Officer is assuming a greater role in the success of a company.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The voice of the CIO is being heard in new ways – as CIOs are increasingly recognized as full-fledged members of the senior executive team. Successful CIOs are much more actively engaged in setting strategy, enabling flexibility and change, and solving business problems, not just IT problems.

IBM interviewed over 2500 CIOs around the world, to better understand the main challenges and opportunities revolving around the IT function in today's business environment.

These one-hour personal interviews were conducted in companies from diverse sectors and sizes, in an attempt to analyze how CIOs operate in our current economic environment, so turbulent and defined by change.

Read the executive report.

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Similarly to what is happening with other management positions (read "Today's Role of the CFO"), the current role of the Chief Information Officer includes the responsibility of keeping an eye on the global performance of the company, and acting accordingly. This way, the CIO becomes a negotiator, who must develop technological innovations and sell them internally.

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