It's 10pm. Do you know who your CIO reports to?

Summary:Or better said, "it's the eleventh hour (balance sheet is heading the wrong way) and your IT is out of synch with your business objectives."  Ex-State of Utah CIO Phil Windley knows why: When budgets were tight, moving the CIO to a CFO reporting relationship must have seemed like a good idea because it made sure that reducing cost was the number one priority.

Or better said, "it's the eleventh hour (balance sheet is heading the wrong way) and your IT is out of synch with your business objectives."  Ex-State of Utah CIO Phil Windley knows why:

When budgets were tight, moving the CIO to a CFO reporting relationship must have seemed like a good idea because it made sure that reducing cost was the number one priority. It's no wonder, however, that this reduced business alignment. CFOs, as a rule, aren't particularly strategic--that's not their job. 

Topics: CXO

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