CIO-- Career Is OFFLINE
Agreed-- when I saw this article, my immediate response was, what basis has this "conventional wisdom"? Looking more closely, the article offers nothing to show how much business depends upon what has been dubbed "big data", at all. What CIOs must know is this-- has it moved to my neighborhood, yet?
Unfortunately, that corroboration is also missing, or reserved for the chorus of usual suspects (opinion leaders, aka interviewees) who can be expected to use the same buzzwords as their stock-in-trade-- but that does not provide a tangible basis for evaluation.
Likewise, to state simply CIOs are under more pressure with more responsibility is to state the obvious, and is generously offensive to those of us who want substance, as relief for our developing ulcers.
As points four and five, "social media" becomes another of those inscrutable buzzwords that annoy most of us who read for substance. Does being socially connected mean dropping security and/or propriety in serving as an ad hoc marketing extension of the company?
Those who witness daily the hideous deeds public relations practioners must commit for their salary easily recognize the fanfare for "social media" is all too often prime-cut bull droppings.