PA explores the future role of the CIO and the need for CIOs to re-define their areas of responsibility.
“With the emergence of cloud computing as an alternative to traditional IT, there may no longer be a need for a dedicated CIO role,” says PA.
PA stresses that the CIO is no longer required to approve all IT-related issues and that both the CIO and the CEO need to accept that the purchase of IT services has become decentralised.
“The CIO is no longer the only person who is able to handle IT. Today, the CIO is a leader who should be able to navigate internally in the organisation and understand the market terms, and deliver different services to the various business units, including traditional IT services, counseling and support,” says PA.