Chief Information Officers (CIOs) traditionally have been responsible for collaborating with executive management and business development to build the business case for the information technology life cycle. Aided with the wide-ranging technical skills of a strong Chief Technology Officer (CTO) CIOs offer guidance, lay out the budget, prepare and mobilize for change, enforce policies, provide regular health checks, and ensure business continuity. CIOs and CTOs, therefore, have held the ultimate say in picking out solutions and how the were to be used.
Recently, however, the continued consumerization of IT has changed all that, and “shadow IT” will not abate any time soon. Just ask any CIO who has tried to control how users share large files with an outside business partner. How are business managers to cope?
Unfortunately, and despite being essential services, full-time CIOs and CTOs are out of reach for most small- and medium-sized business (SMBs.)
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