1. More CIOs report to the CEO, underscoring IT’s rising importance

    Thirty-four percent of CIOs surveyed report directly to their CEO, further validating how IT has become increasingly strategic as businesses seek to generate more money using digital technologies but lack of technical talent is hampering their efforts. CIOs are focusing more on innovation and less on the operational efforts. CIOs are steering employees through new ways of working, delivering technologies that enable better customer engagement. 

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    1. CIOs are no longer focused solely on delivering the right technology to enable the enterprise, rather they are now the key agent of change for moving enterprise strategy forward.
    2. The whole digital thing is not just digital lipstick on the marketing pig, but is rather a move to create stable, sustainable systems.
    3. Digital startups are eating away at pieces of legacy value chains and completely disrupting the business world.
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