Date Added: Feb 2010
The CIO role in business has been changing almost as fast as technology itself for the last decade. In the past it was enough to focus on business processes and automation. It was enough to satisfy the business needs for operational excellence. By doing this successfully the CIO was given carte blanche, often times large budgets and significant latitude in how best to apply technology budgets. Those days are quickly fading and today many IT departments and IT organizations are becoming internal vendors to internal customers with "Charge backs" to the internal organizations. They are becoming little more than an internal cost center and "Overhead" to the rest of the business. And this re-alignment of the technology organization is creating significant budget pressures leading to staffing gaps.