Who controls IT? The CFO

By Channel Insider Staff  |  Posted 2010-05-06 Email Print this article Print


Re-Thinking HR: What Every CIO Needs to Know About Tomorrow's Workforce

IT solution providers know who holds the spending power when it comes to IT. The CFO.

Is IT management at the top of the corporate ladder losing its luster? Not completely, but was it ever really there?

Call it business alignment or bottom-line buffering, a good lot of CIOs do not have the direct ears of CEOs. A chunk of technology leaders in enterprise companies report to CFOs (42 percent), according to a joint study on organizational hierarchy from IT research analyst firm Gartner and Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF). More than one-third (33 percent) of CIOs report to the CEO, in this study.



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