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Manifesting CIO legacy beyond the digital era

The role of the chief information officer is expanding beyond that of a technology champion. As organizations become increasingly digital, the CIO will need to become a partner who helps shape the business.

In the past, as organizations developed back-end technology to support business needs, the CIO’s primary mandate commonly was to “keep the lights on and the trains running.” Business growth was often defined as increasing scale, complexity, and integration of systems—objectives that required CIOs to be trusted operators, focusing almost exclusively on operational excellence. They could build a legacy by providing operational discipline and enabling technologies that were efficient, reliable, and cost-effective.

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