by Breanna W
The New New CIO Role: Big Changes Ahead
The New New CIO Role: Big Changes Ahead is an article about the up and coming changes for the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) as well as the difficulties that arise from being a CIO. Changes are being made that make it impossible for CIO’s to stay in the background and only take part in IT programs. If CIO’s do not start partaking in strategic planning and customer service areas they will be fired. “The CIO extreme makeover necessitated right now isn’t a mere cosmetic rehab, however. It will demand a mighty effort from those IT leaders whose comfort zone involves four walls, lots of servers and voluminous air-conditioning” (Wailgum, 2010). According to this article the new role as CIO is unlike anything ever seen.