CIO Plays a Significant Role in the Decision-Making?

    October 31, 2005

Information Technology (IT) took the lead in developing and implementing frameworks for business collaboration – financial and operating models and legal frameworks.

Operating areas are now more aggressively pursuing joint business opportunities in CRM, integrated product development, transaction processing, and other areas.

The language can be a barrier when finance speaks finance and IT speaks technology. To forge stronger working relationships, both parties have to learn more about the operations and demands of the areas theyre not actively leading.

According to research done by Gartners Browning, companies with fewer than 100 employees still have little formalized technology management. By contrast, many companies with between 500 and 1,000 employees already have CIOs or somebody acting in a similar function.

In the 20 to 99 employee group, you see loose IT departments where the IT staffers wear multiple hats. That hasnt changed much. Companies in the 500 to 999 employee group operate more like larger enterprises where the CIO plays a significant role in the decision-making.

Finance is moving from being one of ITs biggest internal customers to one of its strongest allies in striving for standardization and integration.

The Government recommended that agencies address CIO turnover by implementing human capital flexibilities, such as recruiting bonuses, retention allowances and skill-based pay.

S. Maurer is a 53-year old college graduated IT professional, with 30 years of experience in the computer & technology business. Now is the Correspondence Courses Director of and