Ten Traits Effective CIOs Have in Common

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-12-2015 Email

There's an awful lot of talk these days about the changing role of the CIO–and that's a good thing. As the authoritative voice of the IT department, CIOs no longer are dismissively perceived as merely keepers of the infrastructure. Nor are they confined to an operational “keep the buses running on schedule” role anymore. For certain, they're actively involved with whether their organization's "IT stuff" is working–but they're immensely focused on how digital assets and initiatives are working to contribute directly to business outcomes. As a result, their credibility as an impactful, strategic influence continues to rise. To lend guidance as to how to best respond to these shifting, modern demands, we offer the following 10 things that effective CIOs do. They address a wide range of needs–including agile leadership, analytics, collaboration and the customer experience. They were adapted from a number of online best practices resources, including those posted by Accenture and Backupify.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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