CIO's 13th annual "State of the CIO" survey was conducted with the objective of understanding how the role of the CIO continues to evolve in today's business climate and to help define the CIO agenda for 2014. This definitive benchmarking survey measures the role of the CIO in the organization, budgetary responsibilities, business and leadership challenges, and the key skills needed for the job today.

Key findings include: 
  • The CIO role is becoming more important, challenging and rewarding. 
  • The number of CIOs utilizing their time and energy on more strategic activities continues to climb along with their role as business leaders. 
  • The majority of tech investments are made by the IT department with a few other groups contributing to the remaining investments. 
  • The top three goals for CIOs, set by their CEOs, are also their top three challenges. 
  • CIOs primarily share goals with the CFO and have the best working relationships with them. 
  • While CIOs want to elevate the IT/business relationship through engaging business stakeholders more effectively, they find it difficult to get their staff to be more business-oriented. 

For more information on this study, view the excerpt below. To receive a PDF of the research, contact Sue Yanovitch at 


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