The CIO is driving IT toward a cliff

The future of cloud is right now. The data center political game is coming to an end sooner than later.

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School busThere’s an increasing perception across the enterprise that the role of the CIO as we know it won’t survive the decade. This isn’t anecdotal evidence, either, as respected institutions like the Harvard Business Review, the Economist and others are publishing studies that show that the average CEO is unhappy with the status quo of their own technology shops. In a great piece, The IT Conversation We Should Be Having, author Jim Stikeleather says:

A simple summary of the work suggests that CEOs believe that CIOs are not in sync with the new issues CEOs are facing, CIOs do not understand where the business needs to go, and CIOs do not have a strategy, in terms of opportunities to be pursued or challenges to be addressed in support of the business.

  • Almost half of CEOs feel IT should be a commodity service purchased as needed
  • Almost half of CEOs rate…

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