IT Management Slideshow: CIOs and Lawyers: A Match Made in Heaven or Hell?By Don Reisinger | Posted 05-23-2012
Can We Talk?
51 percent of respondents said that they have conversations about IT functions with the CIO at least once a month -- a number Gartner says is far too low.
Can We Talk? - Page 2
Legal StrategyAmong those respondents who do communicate with their CIO at least once a month, 76 percent reported changing their legal strategies related to IT.
Among those respondents who do communicate with their CIO at least once a month, 82 percent said that they changed their corporate policies to benefit IT.
Among those respondents who communicate with their CIO less than once a month, only 44 percent reported changing their IT-related legal strategies.
Among those respondents who communicate with their CIO less than once a month, 56 percent said that they changed corporate policies to benefit IT.
According to Gartner, E-discovery software, enterprise information archiving and master data management are important investments to support preparedness for and responses to e-discovery.
Top 3 Legal Technology Investments
1. Email encryption2. Privacy management3. Database encryption
IT Problem Solving
Understanding the CLO's needs can help the CIO "provide thorough and effective solutions [for the legal department], which can increase overall IT satisfaction and enable better-informed decision-making," according to Gartner.