The Right Brain

While lower-level IT folks lose ground on the job front, chief information officers amass prestige and bucks. What's the prognosis for tech payrolls?
David KatzJune 5, 2002

When the dot-com bubble burst, so did the fevered demand for information technology workers. In this climate — and after the excesses of the boom — some finance chiefs might be seeking a little payback from those fat tech payrolls.

Even as many lower-level tech workers seem to have lost ground in the job market, however, chief information officers and chief technology officers seem to be gaining more power and pay.

To find out how some employers are succeeding in holding down their fixed tech compensation costs while still being able to motivate hard-pressed workers, read “What Goes Around.”

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And for CIO salary and bonus figures, as well as a look at the looming tension between CFOs and the new chieftains of tech, read “It’s Good to Be King.”