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Why We Need More IT Leadership, Not Less

IT is getting easier to use but harder to manage. If CFOs without significant IT experience find themselves responsible for IT, their best days will be bad ones. But they can (and should) help IT change the way it functions.

June 4, 2012

Have you heard the latest?  The CFO is the new CIO.  In some companies, CFOs are assuming responsibility for IT.   These companies have decided that IT development and delivery can be decentralized across the various business units and functions. The CFO, they believe, can provide the necessary central coordination to ensure that IT-enabled investments generate value and that IT is operating in a cost-effective, high quality, and secure manner. Read more...

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