It seems that the Internet’s evolution is changing the role of the traditional CIO. With the advent of cloud business solutions, social media, mobile devices and laptops; the CIO seems to be playing catch up. For many businesses, the decision to enlist these new web tools is not being made by the CIO. As we all know, the compliance, security, and disaster recovery implications for these new technologies are serious and it will ultimately be IT who will have to “fix” these breaches.
I recently read, How the Web Has Shifted IT’s Balance of Control by Mary E. Hackett with Internet Evolution. Ms. Hackett makes a great point that there might be a point where the CIO needs to “put their foot down” when it comes to their organization’s technology investment roadmap.
Please share your thoughts with me! I want to hear if this is becoming an issue for you and your departments.