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Who controls IT? The CFO

 
 
By Channel Insider Staff
 
 
 
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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This article was originally published on 2010-05-06