re: Are The CIO And IT Organization Replaceable?
"Selling software but not understanding information technology is unacceptable. If you sell software, I expect you to know what you're talking about."
That's a paraphrased statement made by IT pros who licensed or recommended software products many years ago. Today's IT (hardware, software, professional services, outsourcing, etc.) decisions are often made by non-technical executives who've had their heads filled with smoke by non-technical salespeople. This salesperson can be profiled as someone with a Bachelor's Degree in Theater Arts, plus an MBA, who golfs.