3 secrets to CIO longevity

Does it ever seem like the position of CIO is just part of a big game of musical chairs? One day, somebody’s in, his vision and experience heralded. The next day, he’s out, “pursuing other projects.” The game is especially insidious because the stakes are high in IT — system deployments tend to be in place for a long time and, as one recruiter noted, it takes a while to change a ship’s course.

Too often, CIOs work to put new strategies in place and then aren’t around long enough to see the fruits of their labors. In a November 2013 survey of 484 CIOs and IT executives, the Society for Information Management reported that the average CIO tenure was 5.2 years in 2013, down from 5.96 in 2012, but up from 4.45 in 2011.

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Source: Computer World