CIO Insight has the latest results of their annual survey which gives a snapshot of today's CIO. This year, they changed things up a bit and asked 405 CIO respondents additional questions about their backgrounds (IT/business/or mixed) and what their actual responsibilities were. Here are the results:
6% of CIOs spent half their career in IT and half outside of IT
55% say contributing to corporate strategy is one of their three top responsibilities
34% of CIOs manage another corporate function while running IT
16% spend most of their time dealing with emergencies
55% report to the chairman, CEO or president of their company
Another interesting finding the study found was that more than half of CIOs are also involved in decisions about mergers and acquisitions. "Expect to see more hybrid CIOs in the future who have run business units or manage enterprise-wide business processes," said the article.