Ten years ago, CIOs were focused primarily on building and managing IT infrastructure. Today, the role is becoming more complex and more public.

The proliferation of cloud-based services and the increase in user demand for mobility require CIOs to increasingly act as brokers of IT services, managing the integration of in-house IT departments and any number of providers to meet both evolving business needs and company security and privacy standards. As technology moves quickly from a behind-the-scenes support system to a core business enabler, the CIO must also move quickly to become the strategic business thinker the new role demands.

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