As Iyer says, a successful partnership isn't always about what the CIO can do for the business manager, but what the business manager, especially a procurement pro, can do for the CIO.
"Every time I hit a budget, the number goes down, and now that I've hit nine or 10 quarters in a row, people think you're Superman," Iyer says. "You're punished when you beat a budget. So the targets I have, which are impossible, I can't hit without Marty."
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