CIOs Get No Respect From the C-Suite

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-15-2012

CIOs Get No Respect From the C-Suite

Uncommon Ground
Only 5% of CIOs say that they and their company's top management team agree about the role of the CIO.

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Out of the Loop
57% of CIOs say they're never involved in business strategy.

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Top Reasons Why CIOs Aren't Involved with Business Strategy:
• Skills considered to be too lacking to be involved (as cited by 51% of survey respondents)
• Not considered member of senior leadership team (47%)
• Poor relationship with CEO (40%)

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Irrelevance
4 of 10 CIOs feel that IT is not perceived as central to the direction of business.

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Underutilized Assets
41% of CIOs say their companies aren't using IT to grow the business to the extent that it should.

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Why Companies Aren't Using IT to Grow:
The management team…
Doesn't understand value that IT brings (44%)
• Doesn't understand potential for IT to grow business (32%)
• Sees IT as a cost of doing business (24%)

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Tutorial Needed
53% of CIOs feel they're facing greater pressures from management to explain and adopt new and emerging technologies.

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Learning Curve
Only 16% of CIOs say their management team fully understands new and emerging technologies.

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Literacy Lacking
56% of CIOs say a lack of tech literacy among management leads to a lack of organizational responsiveness.

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Outside Advice
27% of CIOs say the management team solely relies on vendors, consultants, and others for information about emerging technology, instead of the CIO.

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