Who controls IT? The CFO
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.