IT question

Dec 12th, 2013
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Being in a CEO position, I would
think to align the CIO with other chief officers like CFO and COO, directly
under myself.  They would be the head and most responsible for the IT
initiatives throughout a company.  Of course their focus is quite a bit
different than other officers in upper management but the CIO is just as
important.  The rest of the organization structure would be aligned down from

The CIO should report directly to
the CEO not the COO.  They are the leader and focal point for IT guidance in the
organization.  A person of this position should have regular contact and
exposure to the CEO.  If there were some important changes that needed to be
made the CIO should be able to let the CEO directly.  Information that will come
from them would be things that should not be left up to the possibility of
falling through the cracks.  Not saying that if the CIO reported to the COO,
then then pertinent information would not eventually get to the CEO.  I just
don’t believe it is something that could be afforded or left to chance of
delay.  There are many facets of a company that are IT driven and related and
the CIO requires and understanding of both the IT perspectives and the local
business culture.  With things constantly changing on a daily basis they need to
be in contact to those leaders.  The CEO would be able to articulate the goals
of the business and the CIO could let them know in real time what it would
entail to make that happen.

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