re: Are We Giving CIOs An Inferiority Complex?
RobPreston has hit the nail right on the head along with the author of this article. The CIO being the Chief Information Technology Officer must know enough about business operations as a whole, and be informed about latest technologies and how they can be leveraged within ones own organization to streamline processes, procedures, reduce LOE, which reduces cost. In many cases, sales, marketing, HR, and other representatives aren't going to be technologically update and/or savvy enough to understand how a new technology or different platform can benefit their operation. It is the CIO's job to understand the different aspects of the business and how and what to do to improve the way they function from a technological perspective to improve operational performance.