Elevating the Role of the CIO

December, 2011


CIOs are being asked to expand their role to support business change and innovation while they are struggling with maintaining aging infrastructure and declining resources. This report provides guidance for CIOs on how to elevate their role within the organization to one that has a meaningful influence on meeting strategic business objectives. In brief, we outline a personal development strategy for CIOs to optimize the IT infrastructure and lower ongoing support costs so that they can free up resources and focus on integration, intelligence, and innovation. (10 pp., 2 figs.)

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