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The future will need CIOs

Thornton A. May | Oct. 22, 2013
For the CIO job, things are going to get bigger, better and different on a massive scale.

The path ahead is exciting and requires leadership. To posit, ad hominem, that incumbent CIOs are wholly not up to the myriad and constantly morphing tasks associated with a rapidly digitizing civilization is a fallacy being foisted upon enterprises by revenue-scrounging executive search firms. They should be ashamed. It is ludicrous to believe that by importing a digital shaman (a.k.a. a chief digital officer), an enterprise will be able to realize the full fruits of the technology buffet set before us.

The reality is -- just as it has been for the past 32 years -- that organizations get the IT they deserve.


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