Comments
Top 10 Myths About Higher Ed CIOs
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
Shane M. O'Neill
50%
50%
Shane M. O'Neill,
User Rank: Author
1/9/2014 | 4:03:10 PM
The CIO's boss
Good information here Wayne. I'm wondering if CIOs who report directly to the university president (or the CEO) are more effective in their roles. Having a good relationship -- or at least a relationship -- with the king would be an asset, no?
WB1234
50%
50%
WB1234,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/9/2014 | 4:12:13 PM
Re: The CIO's boss
Good question Shane. In fact, there has not been a statistically significant difference in effectiveness between CIOs who report to the President and those who do not. As a former CIO, I do believe there are lots of good reasons for the CIO to report to the President.
Laurianne
50%
50%
Laurianne,
User Rank: Author
1/10/2014 | 5:11:41 PM
University CIOs and tenure
I would have guessed (correctly) that university CIOs have longer tenures -- if only because a college town typically offers an appealing place to live, and being around people who are learning can be quite energizing.

Of course, academia has its own special brand of politics. Any former university CIOs care to chime in on that factor?


The Agile Archive
The Agile Archive
When it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Elite 100 - 2014
Our InformationWeek Elite 100 issue -- our 26th ranking of technology innovators -- shines a spotlight on businesses that are succeeding because of their digital strategies. We take a close at look at the top five companies in this year's ranking and the eight winners of our Business Innovation awards, and offer 20 great ideas that you can use in your company. We also provide a ranked list of our Elite 100 innovators.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Audio Interviews
Archived Audio Interviews
GE is a leader in combining connected devices and advanced analytics in pursuit of practical goals like less downtime, lower operating costs, and higher throughput. At GIO Power & Water, CIO Jim Fowler is part of the team exploring how to apply these techniques to some of the world's essential infrastructure, from power plants to water treatment systems. Join us, and bring your questions, as we talk about what's ahead.