Save the CIO.

Author:Polansky, Mark
Position:Feedback - Letter to the Editor
 
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The trend of chief information officers increasingly reporting to chief financial officers ("The CIO's Rise and Fall," C-Suite Confidential, July) has far more to do with today's CFO assuming broader responsibilities than with any diminution of the CIO's relevance. Chief executives should recognize that CIOs' absence from the C-Suite will, over time, erode their ability to fully deliver technology's promise.

More troubling, CEOs such as Blue Rhino's Billy Prim--who benefited from having a progressive CIO on his senior management team--think...

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